“Riddle,” a dark contemporary fantasy that just sold to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. F&SF has been published continuously since 1949, taking the honors of the longest running genre magazine in America. Maybe in the world. Stephen King, Ursula K. Le Guin, and other luminaries (some unexpected, like William Burroughs) have published stories in its pages.

“Riddle” is my second sale to C.C. Finlay, a distinguished author himself and the editor of F&SF for over two years now. Charlie acquired “Anything For You,” which ran in the September-October 2016 issue.

Before that, I published “Teardrop” in the May-June 2015 issue and “Tomorrow Is A Lovely Day” in the November-December 2015 issue. Those stories were acquired by the then-editor and publisher of F&SF, the Hugo Award-winning Gordon Van Gelder.

And way before that, I published “Destination” in 1995. That story is republished in my collection Strange Ladies: 7 Stories. Worldwide links for the ebook are below.

So that amounts to five stories published in F&SF! The magazine is my go-to destination for reading and submitting stories. Here’s to many more!

Riddle” will be my thirtieth published story altogether. I’ve published in other magazines such as Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, in magazines that no longer exist (Omni, Unique), and in anthologies (Full Spectrum 5, Universe 2, David Copperfield’s Tales of the Impossible, The Shimmering Door, Fantastic Alice, and Peter S. Beagle’s Immortal Unicorn).

I love anthologies, as a reader and a writer. As a 2016 Philip K. Dick Award judge, I received four anthologies. I’ve given away most of the books submitted for the award, but kept the anthologies for my collection.

Some anthologies are open-ended (Full Spectrum, Universe). Anything goes. Some revolve around a theme that the editor chooses. As for themed anthologies, those with what seem to be rather broad themes (post-apocalypse) may produce stories that are depressingly similar. Only two out of twenty of the post-apoc stories held any interest for me. Whereas anthologies with a more narrow theme (Fantastic Alice, Immortal Unicorn) offered a rich and surprising diversity of stories. Strange, isn’t it? Just my observation.

So there you have it, my friends. In addition to the Strange Ladies collection, I’ve given some stories their own ebooks, including Hummers (Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine), Daughter of the Tao (Immortal Unicorn), Every Mystery Unexplained (Tales of the Impossible), Tomorrow’s Child (Omni), and The Sixty-third Anniversary of Hysteria (Full Spectrum 5). Arachne (Omni) is included in the short memoir about inspirations My Charlotte: Patty’s Story. Enjoy!

From the author of Summer Of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book). On BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo. On Kindle in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Netherlands.

The Gilded Age, A Time Travel (a New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book). On BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. On Kindle in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Netherlands.

Time Travels to San Francisco (boxed set of Summer of Love and The Gilded Age). On US Kindle, UK Kindle, Canada Kindle, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo. On Kindle in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, India, and Japan.

Arachne (a Locus Bestseller). On US Kindle, UK Kindle, Canada Kindle, Australia Kindle, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. On Kindle in France Kindle, Germany Kindle, Italy Kindle, Netherlands Kindle, Spain Kindle, Mexico Kindle, Brazil Kindle, India Kindle, and Japan Kindle.

Cyberweb (sequel to Arachne). is on US Kindle, BarnesandNoble, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. Also on UK Kindle, Canada Kindle, Australia Kindle, Brazil Kindle, France Kindle, Germany Kindle, India Kindle, Italy Kindle, Japan Kindle, Mexico Kindle, Netherlands Kindle, and Spain Kindle.

Strange Ladies: 7 Stories (“A must-read collection—The San Francisco Review of Books). On Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo. On Kindle in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Netherlands.

The Garden of Abracadabra (“Fun and enjoyable urban fantasy . . . I want to read more!) On BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. On Kindle in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Netherlands.

Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) (Five stars) On Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo. On Kindle in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Netherlands.

Shaken On BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. Also on Kindle in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Netherlands.

Hummers On BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. Also on Kindle in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, and India.

Daughter of the Tao On US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, BarnesandNoble, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. Also on Kindle in Australia,  France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Netherlands.

Every Mystery Unexplained On BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. Also on Kindle in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, and India.

Tomorrow’s Child On BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. Also on Kindle in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Netherlands.

The Sixty-third Anniversary of Hysteria On BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. Also on Kindle in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, and India.

U F uh-O On BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. Also on Kindle in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, and India.

Tesla, A Screenplay On US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, BarnesandNoble, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. Also on Kindle in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, and India.

My Charlotte: Patty’s Story On Barnes and Noble, US Kindle, UK Kindle, Canada Kindle, Australia Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo. On Kindle in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Netherlands, and Mexico.

“Illyria, My Love” is on US Kindle, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. Also on UK Kindle, Canada Kindle, Australia Kindle, Germany Kindle, France Kindle, Spain Kindle, Italy Kindle, Netherlands Kindle, Japan Kindle, Brazil Kindle, Mexico Kindle, and India Kindle.

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