Plug for F&SF
I’m in between writing projects right now, and snowed in at a housesit in Shawnigan Lake, BC, so I’m going to take a few moments to plug The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and encourage you to subscribe.
First of all, you’d be getting a massive amount of first-rate speculative fiction from a venerable institution of science fiction and fantasy, the magazine that Stephen King called the “gold standard” for American short fiction. Not to mention stuff by Canadians like me and plenty of other folks from around the world whose writings grace F&SF‘s pages. And book reviews, SF cartoons, interesting items, and funny stuff called “Plumage from Pegasus.”
Second, if you’re a fan of my writing, F&SF is where you’d have come across a lot of it in recent times. I have it on good authority that I’ve sold more stories to the mag in recent years than any other author, and have filled more pages, too.
Third, and more immediate, the next issue (March/April) is scheduled to feature “The Plot Against Fantucco’s Armor,” a novelette carrying forward the career of Baldemar, my ambitious wizard’s henchman. Then in the May/June issue, there is a reprise of Raffalon, the Dying Earth thief, in a story called “Sternutative Sortilege,” previously only available in my self-published collection, 9 Tales of Raffalon.
And then the last of the Baldemar stories, “Air of the Overworld,” will run in either the September/October or November/December issues. So that’s about 40,000 words of my fantasy writing that you won’t find anywhere else, at least not until I self publish the Baldemar stories in a year or two.
But wait, there’s more. Last year, I sold an 11,000 Dying-Earthesque novelette to the late Gardner Dozois for his projected 2019 anthology, The Book of Legends. It now appears that that anthology will not go forward, which means the rights to the piece, “The Last Legend,” will revert to me. And I will, of course, offer it to F&SF. So that might make 50,000 words of Hughes fantasy only available through my favorite magazine.
So go and take a look at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. A subscription gets you six double issues a year, comprising hundreds of thousands of words of first-rate speculative fiction, plus tons of interesting stuff, for about the price of two trade paperbacks.
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