Grab a good book and visit “Texas & Other Planets”
MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas – Texas once was the Lone Star Republic, and to this day some people claim the state is a “whole ‘nother country” – but is Texas also a planet?
You might think that way after you read “Texas & Other Planets”, the second collection of short stories published by East Texas author Lou Antonelli.
Just published by the Merry Blacksmith Press of Rhode Island, “Texas & Other Planets” is a compilation of 20 of the best Antonelli science fiction and fantasy stories previously published in the U.S., England and Australia during the past decade.
From a Texarkana struggling to recover from the effects of World War III (“Avatar”), to a Waxahachie that runs on magic instead of science (“The Witch of Waxahachie”), to a Dallas turning to dust as global warming sets in (“Rome, If You Want To”) to a Laredo nuked by Irish terrorists (“Dispatches from The Troubles”), with a stop at the Battle of San Jacinto thrown in (“A Djinn for General Houston”), most of Antonelli’s imaginative stories are set in his adopted home state.
Antonelli, who is the managing editor of the Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune in Titus County in East Texas, has had 54 short stories published since 2003. His first reprint collection, “Fantastic Texas”, was published in 2009.
“The Year’s Best Science Fiction” published by St. Martin’s Press in New York City has cited ten Antonelli stories in its annual “Honorable Mentions” list published in conjunction with its anthology. All are included in “Texas & Other Planets”.
Gardner Dozois, the former editor of Asimov’s Science Fiction who published “A Rocket for the Republic” – the leadoff story in the collection - and who is currently editor of “The Year’s Best Science Fiction”, writes on the cover of “Texas & Other Planets” that “Lou Antonelli is an ambitious young writer with lots of imagination and verve, who never forgets about the mysteries of the human heart.”
“Texas & Other Planets” is available from Amazon or directly from the publisher at http://www.merryblacksmith.com/.
Upcoming Short Story Publications
Lou Antonelli fiction archived online
- "Double Exposure" - Daily Science Fiction
- "Great White Ship" - Daily Science Fiction
- "The Centurion and the Rainman" - Buzzy Mag
- "The Goddess of Bleecker Street" - Kalkion
- "Irredenta" - World SF Blog
- "Ghost Writer" - Flashes in the Dark
- "Avatar" - Darker Matter
- "Black Hats and Blackberrys" Bewildering Stories
- "Pen Pal" - Revolution SF
- "I Got You" - Bewildering Stories
- "Big Girl" - Ultraverse
- "S.P.P.A.M." - Bewildering Stories
- "Silence is Golden" - Revolution SF
- "Fermi's Fraternity" - Planetary Stories
- "The Rocket-Powered Cat" - Revolution SF
- "Video Killed the Radio Star" - Apehelion
- "Silvern" - Revolution SF
- "Texas & Other Planets" - Missions Unknown
- "Texas & Other Planets" - Jayme Blaschke's Gibberish
- "Texas & Other Planets" - Amazon
- "Dispatches from The Troubles" - SF Revu
- "Dispatches from The Troubles" - SF Site
- "Fantastic Texas" - Serial Distractions
- "Fantastic Texas" - Tangent Online
- "Professor Malakoff's Amazing Ethereal Telegraph" - Tangent online
- "The Witch of Waxahachie' - April 2008 - SF Signal
- "The Witch of Waxahachie" - April 2008 - Spiral Galaxy
Science Fiction Web Resources
Science Fiction online e-zines
- ► 2012 (174)
- ▼ May (12)
- ► 2010 (184)
- ► 2009 (190)
- ► 2008 (150)
- ► 2007 (77)
- ► 2006 (100)
- ► 2005 (131)
The content of this web site is subject to the following creative commons license: Click here for the fine print