A tweet from a total stranger

The End Has Come
The End Has Come

I’ve had a couple of lovely surprises this week. Firstly, Best SF posted this lovely review of Wandering Star in John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howie’s The End Has Come.

Then, a couple of days later, this arrived in my Twitter feed:

It’s beyond wonderful when a total stranger takes time out of their day to tell you they’ve enjoyed your work. But not only that, when the feedback you get tells you someone got your story & that it affected them the way you hoped it would… That’s completely priceless.

A really quick & wonky Wandering Star block I put together this morning.
A really quick & wonky Wandering Star block I put together this morning.

It’s here! The End Has Come!

The End Has Come
The End Has Come

Whoohoo! It’s wild and free!

Today is the release date for The End Has Come, the last volume in the Apocalypse Triptych edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey, containing my story Wandering Star.

Here’s what it says on the cover:

Famine. Death. War. Pestilence. These are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the End of the World. In science fiction, the end is triggered by less figurative means: nuclear holocaust, biological warfare/pandemic, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm.

But before any catastrophe, there are people who see it coming. During, there are heroes who fight against it. And after, there are the survivors who persevere and try to rebuild.

THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH tells their stories.

My story, Wandering Star, is a bit of a funny one, because it’s not strictly about what happens after the apocalypse. It’s built of glimpses from both before and after the apocalypse, and is about loss – loss of the future, but also loss of the past.

The End Has Come contains new stories from the likes of Seanan McGuire, Elizabeth Bear, Ken Liu, Jonathan Mayberry, Nancy Kress, Charlie Jane Anders, Hugh Howey and loads more. At the moment it’s available in trade paperback and for Kindle from Amazon, with other ebook formats to follow on 1 August.

I hope you enjoy it.

New story: Wandering Star!

I have been sitting on this news for a long time, now, but I’m really thrilled to announce that my story Wandering Star, will be appearing in the third book of The Apocalypse Triptych, The End Has Come, edited by John Joseph Adams of Lightspeed Magazine, and Hugh Howey, author of the New York Times bestselling novels WoolShift, and Dust.

The End Has Come

Quite aside from the editors, there are some stellar names in the table of contents of this anthology, and the previous two Apocalypse anthologies have come out to great reviews.

Out on 1 May!

I really hope you enjoy it.