Weekly Roundup #5: Publication! / The Skiffy and Fanty Show / Duke and Zink Do America

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It’s time for another roundup of things I’ve got going on elsewhere!
First up:  
I learned last night that my story, “In the Shadows of the Empire of Coal,” has been accepted into Bruce Bethke’s Stupefying Stories.  I don’t know which issue it will appear in yet, but as soon as I do, all you blog readers will know.
The story in question is not-quoite-Steampunk.  I like to think of it as Coalpunk, although I suppose that technically means Steampunk anyway.  But it lacks all the glamour of Steampunk, with a heavy dose of utter weirdness (I like to say it reads like the darker side of Miyazaki, though that’s rather ambitious of me).
The contract is on its way.  When I get more information, I’ll post about it on my blog!

The latest episode of SandF is up.  Due to some scheduling conflicts, we had to put together a quick discussion episode on the recent Amazon/Publisher battle and the “problem” of Faith in SF/F.  We plow through the topics fairly quickly, but we hope it will produce an interesting conversation.
In any case, you can find the episode here.

We’ve changed DZDA to a weekly format.  The episodes will be shorter as a result.  We talk about the change in our 3rd episode.  Also on the agenda:  “Rush thinks you’re a slut and other GOP anti-women shenanigans, it’s time to bring our soldiers home, proof that white men should not have guns, plus a bunch of other random stuff we feel like talking about.”

Give it a listen!  More to come from DZDA soon…


And that’s that.  What have you been up to lately?

About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Florida studying science fiction, postcolonialism, posthumanism, and fantasy.

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