It’s award season in the SFF world and I’ve seen several people post things on Twitter and Facebook and the like that basically say, “Yes, I want a reminder of what you’ve had published in 2013 so I can make informed votes, but no, I don’t want to be spammed upside the head with it constantly.” Which is really fair enough. I’ve been enjoying several of these posts and remembering books and stories I enjoyed last year. So, I’ll just leave this post here for people to do with as they please.
In short fiction, I’ve had the following publications in 2013 (if there’s a link, you can read it online):
“Not the Worst of Sins” – Beneath Ceaseless Skies #133 (October 31st, 2013)
“Roll the Bones” – Crowded Magazine issue #2 (August 2013)
“The Beat Of A Pale Wing” – A Killer Among Demons anthology (Dark Prints Press, June 2013)
“The Fathomed Wreck To See” – Midnight Echo Magazine, issue 9 (May 2013)
“On A Crooked Leg Lightly” – Dreaming Of Djinn anthology (Ticonderoga Publications, May 2013)
“Quantum Echoes” – Next anthology (CFSG Publishing, April 2013)
“A Time For Redemption” – Urban Occult anthology (Anachron Press, March 2013)
“It’s Always the Children Who Suffer” – Midnight Echo Magazine, issue 10, Winner of the 2013 AHWA Short Story Competition (due end of December, 2013)
“Exposure Compensation” – Midnight Echo Magazine, issue 10 (due end of December, 2013)
Also published in 2013 was “Dark Rite”, the short horror novel I co-wrote with David Wood. That’s some good, pulpy, Hammer-esque horror fun if you’re into that sort of thing, and barely more than a novella, so a quick, easy read.
All the anthologies, magazines, novels and so on I’ve talked about above, and all the others I’m involved with, can be tracked down via this page: https://www.alanbaxteronline.com/books/.
So if you enjoyed any of the above last year and you fancy voting for it anywhere, I would be most grateful. And remember to check in with the blogs of your favourite writers for a reminder of their eligible stuff. The more people who vote in popular awards, the better the awards reflect the will of the reading public. Have at it.