As reported earlier in the month
, I recently sold my short story Showdown
to the good people at Electric Spec
Well, I’m pleased to say that the new edition (Volume 9, Issue 2) has gone live and Showdown is available to read online.
If semi-urban Australian fantasy with an elderly protagonist isn’t quite your style, you can still check out the other excellent offering which include:
- Girl with the Crooked Spine by Jason Sturner – an unusual fantasy about a unique girl and a misfit boy who meet in the Field Museum in Chicago.
- A Learned Man by Melinda Brasher is a fantasy inspired by La Leyenda de Bolsa Salgado, an El Salvadorian folktale.
- Khuminay and the Axe-Wielding Psycho by Barton Paul Levenson. In it, there’s a creature named Khuminay and there’s at least one murder via an axe.
- Between the Covers by Kathryn Yelinek takes place partly on Earth and partly on another world and explore the topic: what do you do if your memories of yourself aren’t reliable?
- Forgetting by David E. Hughs is another memory related story.
On the non-fiction side is the ‘Spec Fic in Flicks’ column by Marty Mapes. This edition the topic is “An Alien Perspctive on the Human Condition”.
This edition also contains an interview with author Brian McClellan. McClellan writes epic fantasy, specifically, The Powder Mage Trilogy.
I hope you enjoy Showdown and the rest this edition of Electric Spec.
I was very excited earlier in the week to hear that the fine people at Electric Spec
wanted to publish one of my short stories, titled Showdown.
Who are Electric Spec? In their own words:
Electric Spec is a not-for-profit speculative fiction magazine published four times per year. Our primary goal is getting great speculative fiction into the hands (or screens) of readers. Since 2005, we’ve been publishing short stories from authors all over the world. We’ve worked with all kinds of authors, from published professionals to new writers. We also believe in the value of the editorial process, and we edit every story we publish.
Electric Spec have recently published a blog article announcing some of the first line up for their next edition (including me!), which can be found here.
I’m really excited to work with Lesley and the rest of the Electric Spec editorial team on bringing Showdown to life. The edition is due to be published on May 31, and I hope you read and enjoy my story.