February 25th, 2009


New Story Out In The Wild!

It's February, So People Are Getting The May Issue Today

I didn't know what issue it was going to be in, but the May 2009 Analog has my short story "The Brother of the Shelf" ***. Thanks to my WOTF-XXIV colleague Patrick Lundrigan dandyfunk for posting on my Facebook wall (this communication thing is getting complicated) that he just got his subscription copy.

Not that I should pay attention, mind you, but the Analog Forum has one comment review from a reader -- I've apparently confused them as to why the future seems so much like today. (grin)

Anyway, I don't have the cover art and I don't know when it'll show up in book stores and magazine racks, but to any and all who run across my story -- enjoy!

Dr. Phil

*** original title was "The Johnson Boys of Ames, Iowa"

The Campbell Award For New Writers (1st Year)

Award Eligibility

Between being busy and being sick and not getting much writing done lately, a sad combination (grin), I've not paid much attention to The Campbell Award For New Writers, but it seems that I'm on the First Year List -- I just sent them some information, including website stuff.

Unfortunately they seem to mix pro eligibility with both short stories and novels -- and I am unlikely to get a novel published in the next year. Of the 86 people up for the award, 47 in the second year and 39 in their first, 13 are the authors in the WOTF Volume XXIV anthology, as to be expected. And I recognize another group of writers from having met them or corresponded with them on LJ, etc. So I am in good company and am unlikely to win. No tiara for Dr. Phil. (sigh) (grin)

But I thought I'd let y'all know.

Dr. Phil