My short story production this year has been diminished somewhat by the time I've spent working on my latest collection, "The Clock Struck None", which should be coming out in a while from Fantastic Books, as well as my current work on "Letters from Gardner". I haven't completed a story since April.
I've also spent some time working with the writers' group SASS, which I serve as secretary - which means I handle a lot of paperwork.
Still, I've had six stories published so far this year, and two are in line for upcoming publication: "Riders of the Red Shift" in Stupefying Stories, and "Bindlestiff's Daughter" in The Lorelei Signal. And of course, "The Silver Dollar Saucer" is being reprinted in the "Raygun Chronicles" anthology.
I'd say the highlight of the year was being a finalist for the Sidewise Award. That story, "Great White Ship", is the lead-off in "The Clock Struck None".
The nice thing about slowing down short story production is that I've had more time to mentally work out some plot outlines and issues on stories I plan to write.
Word has come that the great British science fiction author Brian Aldiss has passed away at the age of 92. After such a long and distingui...