My first post of 2019 is one of triumphant fashion. For those of you who still haven’t succumbed to your that growing, gnawing, ghastly curiosity and gotten yourselves a copy of my novel Pendulum Heroes, featuring gamers stuck in their avatars, it’s now available on NetGalley. Some of you may remember my last post where I mentioned the extreme expense of NetGalley… fortunately my active membership in SFWA not only proves I can write stories that are entertaining to someone other than me, but also affords me the opportunity to feature my novel on their NetGalley page for a fraction of the cost. I think this is one of the best perks available for indie novelists like me.
And for those of you who want a teaser, a small taste of my brand of gamer fic, my flash fiction story The Familiar Monsters recently dropped over at Daily Science Fiction. This makes my eighth time appearing over at DSF and it’s always a pleasure to see my story debut over there. They make little fanfare about it, so I kinda know as it hits my inbox or people come from all over the webz to tell me they dug it. This one’s my first gamer fic to appear on the site and you can see that, just like in the vein of Stephen King when he says it’s never about the monster, with me it’s never about the game.
So if you’re new to this sub-subgenre, try it out on me. But hurry on the NetGalley thing… it’s only on there for a limited time. Sometime next month it’ll go away, I dunno when exactly and February’s a short month, so act now or act now-ish, just as long as you don’t act crazy in the DMV… don’t be that person.
And of course, you can always just drop over to your favorite distributor and buy a fun new novel.