New publication, and May the 4th be with you…

So, one lazy Sunday I got an email from Quantum Fairy Tales. They wanted a short that I sent them months and months ago. To be honest I’d forgotten about it, as this was one of the first short stories I’d written and I didn’t think anyone would accept it. But whatdya know, they wanted it. And now it’s in Issue #7, along with a bunch of other awesome stories by people just as zany as me. This is the cover art for it (which I love):

Awesome, yeah? You can read my story, Contact Zero, here.

In other news, I’ve got a story coming in Ion Newcombe’s AntipodeanSF podcast slash e-zine. I’m not too confident about my ability to narrate my own story, but I’ll give it a crack.

Also, dig up your old plastic lightsaber and do your best Chewbucca impression, ‘coz it’s international Star Wars day! I was going to go to the movie marathon for it down in Sydney (you know, George street Events Cinema?), but I wasn’t sure I wanted to sit for eight and a half hours, and I couldn’t see the original trilogy either, so it would have had to be the prequel trilogy, so I much as I love Revenge of the Sith (I still remember my day taking me to see it at midnight when I was nine years old) I decided to give it a miss. It was also Free Comic Book Day, and although I don’t read comics, going was a no-brainer. It’s free, after all.

I also want to say thank you to all writers, readers, watchers, fans, creators and enthusiasts of science-fiction. The galaxy wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for these awesome works that are larger than life and aren’t just pieces of fiction: they’re works of art. (I can hear the literary snobs gasping upon reading this. If you’re one of ’em, go live in exile on Tatooine with your precious “serious fiction”, lest you face the wrath of the Dark Side). So thank you to you all, and May the 4th be with you.

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