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Under the Graying Sea in XB-1 in the Czech Republic

posted Sep 24, 2011, 7:04 AM by Jonathan Sherwood   [ updated Sep 24, 2011, 8:08 AM ]

About a year ago I gave permission for "Under the Graying Sea" to be translated into Czech and published in a magazine in the Czech Republic called XB-1. Then I forgot about it. Today I was looking through my Google+ feed and found that the magazine just printed "Sea" a couple of weeks ago. Now I have to ask my Polish wife to read it to me.

Nebula VII arrives, and looks sweet

posted Feb 25, 2010, 7:33 AM by Jonathan Sherwood

My copies of Nebula VII have arrived, and it's a really terrific-looking book. I can't comment on much of anything except the artwork because I can't read a word of Chinese. But... it's a really good-looking book!

The artwork for Under the Graying Sea I've already mentioned earlier, and I have to thank the artist, Den, for it. He's done a lot of other wonderful illustrations, so take a look at his web site. And there's a scary mug shot of me in there, too. Just don't let the horrid sight of my face detract from the rest of the book

Many thanks to the editors at Science Fiction World for including my story. It's an honor!

Tessa in the flesh - sort of literally

posted Feb 2, 2010, 12:45 PM by Jonathan Sherwood   [ updated Feb 25, 2010, 7:50 AM ]

"Nebula VII," the anthology printed by the Chinese publication Science Fiction World, has just come out, and with it was a surprise. First, I didn't realize that the other authors were Robert Sawyer, Stephen Baxter, and James Alan Gardner. I'm quite humbled to be in the same stack of pages with these writers.

Second, there was a black-and-white illustration done for the story that is quite nice. Okay, Tessa is a bit more, um, nekkid than I envisioned her in the story, but still - cool image.

I haven't received my copies yet, but I'll post the cover when I do.

Update: The artist's name is Den, and he has a web page full of his illustrations that he is rightly proud of.

2034 Anthology Arrives!

posted Jan 8, 2010, 1:10 PM by Jonathan Sherwood   [ updated Feb 2, 2010, 1:11 PM ]

The anthology that R-SPEC has been diligently working on for more than a year is finally here!

2034: Writing Rochester's Futures is set 25 years (well, 24 years now) into the future, and takes 18 different looks at what the future of Rochester and the area might look like.

Best-selling Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author Nancy Kress leads a tour of things to come, alongside Star Trek writer Sally Caves, two-time John W. Campbell Award finalist Nick DiChario, playwright/philosopher Craig DeLancey, and fourteen other Rochesterian masters of speculative fiction.

This is really good fiction, so do yourself a favor and head on over to the R-SPEC Press web site and buy a copy.

No, I'm not one of the authors. Much to my regret I was in the throes of my MBA when submissions for this opened up, but I was asked to write the foreword, for which I am truly grateful. It's a terrific collection of writers with stories running from hard science fiction to the truly fantastical and every kind of speculative fiction in between.

"Under the Graying Sea" in SFW in China

posted Nov 26, 2009, 5:32 PM by Jonathan Sherwood   [ updated Dec 21, 2009, 8:18 AM ]

I'm very excited to say that Under the Graying Sea has been picked up by Science Fiction World, the largest science fiction magazine in the world. It's a Chinese publication with an estimated 1 million readers. I was asked by the editor to write an introduction about the writing of the story, so that and the full text of Sea will be translated and printed in Volume 7 of SFW's Nebula Series alongside stories by Robert Sawyer, Stephen Baxter, and James Alan Gardner.

As I understand it, the book should be printed in January, so as soon as I get my copies, I'll post the cover here. Unfortunately, since I can't read a word of Chinese, I'll have to be satisfied with looking at the pretty pictures.

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