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September 2, 2014

You can read my short story "ENEMY STATE" in APEX MAGAZINE this month, and it's ONLINE!


The story is from the War Stories: New Military Science Fiction anthology, which you can preorder at that link. It's got fantastic stories in it across the board.
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Published on September 02, 2014 22:42 • 28 views • Tags: enemy-state, short-story, war-stories

July 29, 2014

If you're around a pretty part of Ontario Canada and would like to hear me speak at the Coldwater Steampunk Festival, HERE are the details.

I'll be there August 8 @ 5PM in the Library.
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Published on July 29, 2014 08:13 • 38 views • Tags: steampunk-festival

July 16, 2014

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Published on July 16, 2014 18:08 • 19 views • Tags: anthology, war-stories

May 9, 2014


We’re pleased to announce the final table of contents for War Stories! The anthology is now in the hands of our publisher, Apex Books, who’re currently getting the book ready for printing.

Here’s the contents:

Foreward, Gregory Drobny
Graves, Joe Haldeman

Part 1: Systems

In The Loop, Ken Liu
Ghost Girl, Rich Larson
The Radio, Susan Jane Bigelow
Contractual Obligation, James Cambias
The Wasp Keepers, Mark Jacobsen
Non­Standard Deviation, Richard Dansky

Part 2: Combat

All You Need, Mike Sizemore
Valkyrie, Maurice Broaddus
One Million Lira, Thoraiya Dyer
Invincible, Jay Posey
Light and Shadow, Linda Nagata

Part 3: Armored

Warhosts, Yoon Ha Lee
Suits, James Sutter
Mission. Suit. Self., Jake Kerr
In Loco, Carlos Orsi

Part 4: Aftermath

War Dog, Mike Barretta
Coming Home, Janine Spendlove
Where We Would End a War, F. Brett Cox
Black Butterfly, T.C McCarthy
Always the Stars and the Void Between, Nerine Dorman
Enemy States, Karin Lowachee

War 3.01, Keith Brooke
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Published on May 09, 2014 12:28 • 40 views • Tags: war-stories

April 8, 2014

If you love to write, always wanted to write, just enjoy gaming/roleplaying with friends (and strangers), check out STORIUM!


Watch the video, pass along the link. I'm developing a world for Storium called "Scrapjack" and I'm super excited to bring it to you! We would heartily appreciate any contribution and all the word of mouth. There are so many good people involved in this and I totally back the philosophy of the idea. I hope you do too!
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Published on April 08, 2014 13:04 • 18 views • Tags: storium

April 5, 2014

After over a year of development, playtesting, and planning, we’re finally ready to bring Storium to Kickstarter! We’ve submitted our campaign for approval and will be launching within days.

UPDATE: the official launch date for our Kickstarter campaign is Tuesday, April 8th!

The last few weeks have seen a flurry of activity over here at Storium HQ. We’ve made many updates to the game in preparation for the campaign launch. We shot our Kickstarter video, which was a blast for the whole team. We’ve spent hours writing up our campaign and collecting feedback from friends and allies. We’re as ready as we’re going to get, and it’s a huge thrill to see it come together.

Our Kickstarter campaign will fund the public launch of Storium. We’re granting immediate access to the playtest for backers. If you’ve been waiting for a spot, this is your chance! (If you’re an existing alpha playtester, don’t worry — you’re already in. But we still hope you’ll consider backing us.)

We wouldn’t be here now without the support and enthusiasm of our amazing playtesters and the tens of thousands of you who have been following our progress. Our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you!

—Stephen and the entire Storium team
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Published on April 05, 2014 12:06 • 34 views • Tags: storium

March 6, 2014

A good friend of mine has just published a novel in the UK called THE LETTER BEARER (and this is the US Amazon link), available online in the US and in trade paperback in Canada and Australia - and hardcover in the UK.

I've known Rob for years and always loved his writing. This is his first novel and he graciously allowed me to read the first 50 or so pages in draft - and it was brilliant. It's a war story. I can only assume the final draft is just as wonderful.

Check it out!
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Published on March 06, 2014 12:44 • 126 views • Tags: robert-allison, the-letter-bearer

October 30, 2013

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Published on October 30, 2013 10:45 • 55 views • Tags: anthology, reddit, war-stories

October 29, 2013

The authors of the new anthology War Stories: New Military Science Fiction will be hosting an AMA this Wednesday, October 30. The book will be published by Apex Publications in 2014 and is currently being funded on Kickstarter through November 30. Apex is also still accepting story submissions through November 31.

The authors expected to attend the AMA so far are:

Maurice Broaddus
Greg Drobny
Jake Kerr
Yoon Ha Lee
Rich Larson
Karin Lowachee
Linda Nagata
Mike Sizemore
Janine Spendlove
James L. Sutter
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Published on October 29, 2013 12:56 • 48 views • Tags: anthology, war-stories

October 22, 2013

One of my stories is appearing in the new WAR STORIES: Modern Military Science Fiction, which is being published by Apex Publishing. The angle of the anthology is to tell war stories befitting a modern generation - where the wars fought today are not like the ones fought 70 years ago. The landscape of warfare is changing - and so are the soldiers.

They're doing a Kickstarter too, which you can read all about HERE!

If you can contribute, we'd really appreciate it. I love the story I wrote for it and I hope it can be read by y'all.
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Published on October 22, 2013 20:28 • 93 views • Tags: anthology, short-story, war-stories