Reviews

A beautifully told story with colorful characters out of epic tradition, a tight and complex plot, and solid pacing. -- Booklist, starred review of On the Razor's Edge

Great writing, vivid scenarios, and thoughtful commentary ... the stories will linger after the last page is turned. -- Publisher's Weekly, on Captive Dreams

Monday, January 15, 2018

Through Madness Gap

Analog Science Fiction & Fact
Check out Michael Flynn's latest Journeyman installment on the Analog site now—Teo & Sammi are up to their latest adventure, and we can't wait to see where they go next....
Above is the interior art for "The Journeyman." An excerpt appears for the time being at the ANALOG site:
http://www.analogsf.com/current-issue/story-excerpt2/



Friday, January 5, 2018

The Ban-Sibhe Wept This Morning

Joseph Francis Flynn
March 1925 -- January 2018


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Stories in the Limbo

Other 999s

There are a number of stories that have been in limbo waiting for a Muse to smack TOF across the choppers with the Salmon of Awakening. These 999s with a few paragraphs are:

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Progress Check or Lack Thereof

The following stories are in various stages of in-completion:




The opus number is a loose indicator of age (when the first scene was written), exc. 900s are still tentative. 




Opus # /Title   /Word Count (+Recent additions) comments
079. Mayerling: 4200 (+0) alt hist short
087. The Shipwrecks of Time: 96,173 (+0) novel
098. The Journeyman: Below the Heights of Iabran: 10,191 (+482) series novelette Spiral Arm
101. The Chieftain: 16,421 (+0) fantasy novel
107. Hunter's Moon 1173 (+110) short, sequel to Panic Town, Firestar milieu
108. Adventures in Mythistory: 6951 (+1204) article on mythicized history
109. The Three Faces of Science: 859 (+0) article on three phases of science
111. The Singing City: 2307 (+107) vignette, Firestar milieu
112. Moonrise at the Tatamy Book Barn: 4275 (+466) short, crossover
998. Little-Known Speed Bumps on the Highway of Progress: 380 (+380) filler material maybe
999. Thirty-five Answers to the Fermi Paradox 2760 (+1901) article

Nexus Scores Again

TOF is pleased as punch to reveal that his story "Nexus" has been selected for inclusion in Gardner Dozois' The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection, due out in July of 2018.

Whoa, What's This?

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