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Meaning of Luff shortlisted for the Endeavour

The Meaning of Luff and Other Stories, my self-published collection (seven short stories and two novellas) has been shortlisted for the Endeavour Award.  As always, the winner will be announced at Orycon in November.

The collection chronicles the operations and misadventures of Luff Imbry, corpulent art forger and master thief of Old Earth in the aeon before The Dying Earth.  The stories were originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and Postscripts.  The novellas were published in limited editions by PS Publishing.

The Endeavour is awarded annually for “a distinguished science fiction or fantasy book written by a Pacific Northwest (US and Canada) author or authors and published in the previous year.”

Four other works are on the shortlist:  “King of Swords” by Dave Duncan (47North);  “Nexus” by Ramez Naam (Angry Robot); “Protector” by C.J. Cherryh (DAW Books); and “Requiem” by Ken Scholes (Tor Books).

The Meaning of Luff can be purchased as an ebook ($3.99) or a POD paperback ($12.99) from the Archonate Bookstore.

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To Hell and Back a Kindle daily deal

Angry Robot has let me know that on Wednesday, July 9, Amazon will put all three of the To Hell and Back ebooks — The Damned Busters, Costume Not Included, and Hell to Pay — on sale for 99 cents each as a Kindle Daily Deal in the US and Canada.  Mark your calendars.

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I’m going to WorldCon

I’m going to attend WorldCon in London in August.  I’ll be happy to sign books, talk about interesting stuff, and join amiable folks for an hour or two in the bar.

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SF Signal interview

John DeNardo has interviewed me on SF Signal.

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The Compleat Guth Bandar

The Compleat Guth BandarThe Compleat Guth Bandar

I’ve self-published all of the Guth Bandar stories that ran in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction a few years ago, including the Nebula-nominated novella, “The Helper and his Hero.”

The stories were later assembled into a fix-up novel, The Commons, but these are the original texts that appeared in F&SF.

The Compleat Guth Bandar is available as a $2.99 ebook from Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords, and the Archonate bookstore.

Here’s the blurb:
In Old Earth’s penultimate age, humanity’s collective unconscious has long since been fully explored and mapped by the noönaut scholars of the Institute for Historical Inquiry.  But something is threatening the integrity – perhaps even the very existence – of the noösphere, and aspiring academic Guth Bandar finds his career plans diverted by a collective unconscious that appears to be waking up.

And here’s a link to one of the stories.

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