Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My story is out in Analog

Today is the day that the September issue of Analog is out (or that was the date I was told a few months ago by the editors.) In it is my story, Hostile Environment, about a trio of teenagers, some thermite, and unexplained explosions. On Mars.

Okay, so it's not a snappy pitch. It's been a loooong day and my son didn't want to sleep last night. Maybe this will be more effective to get people interested. Here's the illustration I scored:


Isn't it fantastic? That's the work of Mark Evans, who's also done work for the A Game of Thrones game based on the book by George RR Martin. Head on over to his site to see! And yes, I did get his permission before I put this up.

10 comments:

  1. Cool! Congratulations! I will look into buying this issue for my Kindle PC app when it's available. :-)

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  2. Oooh, Analog's on Kindle? What would I do without you, Melanie? (Well, maybe get caught up on my reading...)

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  3. Diane B. - Boulder USAJune 22, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    CONGRATULATONS, Emily! Hope I can find this.

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  4. Hi Diane! It's in any major bookstore. I need to dig through my files to figure out how many comps I have and where they're being mailed...

    Hope you guys are doing well!

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  5. Not to sound repetitive but a big congrats on the publication of your story! I'll have to see if I can find Analog somewhere in Taiwan or maybe I'll just do the digital thing to read it. Again, congratulations!

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  6. Oh, I don't mind the repetition! Hope you all are doing well? I don't remember if I sent you an invite to our latest family album in Picasa. I'm going to go check that now.

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  7. Mark Evans did my first piece of interior art, for my novelette in the November 2010 issue. Big congrats on the story publication *AND* the beautiful interior art. Nice to be sharing an issue with you.

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  8. Thanks, and yes, very nice to be in the same issue. I'm still working on getting a copy over here in London, but I look forward to reading it!

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  9. Hi Emily, just read your story on Analog. Great read. Keep up the good work.

    What inspired to write it?

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  10. Thanks very much! The explosion, and the idea of how it would leave no chemical trace was the original inspiration.

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