I’ve been chipping away at Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten & Other Stories, my forthcoming short story collection, and I thought I’d pass along a few updates. First, news on the stories. I have three new ones I’m writing because of the awesomeness of my backers for the Kickstarter project that finished earlier this month. [...]
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The wonderful folks over at BookSpotCentral had me by to talk about Strata, my dystopian sci-fi thriller set on the surface of the sun. Here’s a brief excerpt from the post: For the writing itself, we started out with Google docs. Steve largely wrote the first draft of the frame story, Poulson’s story, and I [...]
A while back I had an idea for a story. It was going to be about pilots racing solar skimmers over the surface of the sun. That’s about all I had when I started, and I kept it loose on purpose because I wanted my collaborator to be able to provide a lot of input [...]
This review actually came out early in the year, but I missed it, but the review is rather complimentary of my story, "Foretold," so I thought I'd post it: Foretold by Bradley P. Beaulieu This is quite a nice story, with science and superstition mixing; the Russo-Greek cultural setting is quite brilliant, with some really nice [...]
Today, Beneath Ceaseless Skies released the second and final part of my Thousand and One Nights-style novelette, “From the Spices of Sanandira.” And don’t forget, Beneath Ceaseless Skies is holding a giveaway for two copies of The Winds of Khalakovo. All you need to do is comment on the story (details are at the end [...]
Part 1 of my novelette, "From the Spices of Sanandira," is now live at Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Part 2 will be released later in the month, and also—drumroll, please!—BCS is holding a giveaway for two copies of The Winds of Khalakovo! Details for the giveaway are here. This is an interesting story from the perspective of my evolution [...]
BoomTron recently reviewed Steampunk'd, which includes my story, "Foretold." It's nice to see a review talk a little bit about each story in the anthology. Too often they gloss over the individual stories, mentioning only a few. This one was very complimentary of "Foretold": “Foretold” by Bradley F. Beaulieu was probably my favorite story in [...]
I just received some exciting news. In conjunction with the release of The Winds of Khalakovo in Poland, my story "Flotsam" will be translated and published in Nowa Fantastyka, a Polish fantasy magazine. I'm very pleased that this particular story was chosen. "Flotsam" was my first professional sale, and it won a Writers of the Future [...]
Gareth D. Jones over at the SF Crowsnest just reviewed Steampunk'd, a Steampunk anthology edited by Jean Rabe and Martin H. Greenberg. It contains my story, "Foretold," and Gareth had some nice things to say about it: We head off to Russia, with Bradley P. Beaulieu in ‘Foretold’, aboard a steam-powered mining machine looking for [...]
Wow. That was fast. Errant Dreams has a review of Steampunk'd up already, and the reviewer had some very nice things to say about my story: Bradley P. Beaulieu’s “Foretold” is a highly original and unusual take on the steampunk genre, involving auguries, meteorites, pirates, and Russians.
Steampunk'd, an anthology from DAW Books, is being released today. It contained my story, "Foretold," which tells the tale of a Russian augurist and his apprentice. As they travel with their kapitan in their land walkers, it is not the threats from the pirates or the rival miners that worries them most, but the two [...]
I've just sold "From the Spices of Sanandira" to Beneath Ceaseless Skies. I've been watching BCS for quite some time now — what they like to print is exactly what I like to write — and though I've been pretty busy with the novels lately, I was terribly excited when Scott Andrews asked if I'd [...]
I'm fortunate enough to have three stories coming out in the next three months (including November). "Sweet as Honey" just came out in Issue 15 of IGMS, "Good Morning Heartache" is coming out next month in Spells of the City, from Daw Books, and "In Memory Of" is coming out in January in the Spells [...]
My story, "Shadows in the Mirrors," (which appeared in DAW’s Dimensions Next Door anthology) was mentioned recently in Ellen Datlow’s list of stories for her Best Horror collection. Pretty snazzy…
Well, a bit of good news to go along with the not-too-bad-but-certainly-disturbing news. I just got the word from IGMS that they’d like to publish my story, "Sweet as Honey." This is a story I wrote at Clarion back in 2006. It was a cool idea for a story, but a bit raw after Clarion. I rewrote [...]
So, I’m nearing the end of my experiment with Steve Gaskell. We’re writing a novella together, tentatively named “Skimming the Sun.” It was planned as a short story, perhaps a novelette, but it’s grown. We decided not to put any artificial constraints on it, and as it grew, we just let it — no conscious [...]
A while back I got hooked up with Catalyst Game Labs, who bought Shadowrun (though I don’t know all the details of that purchase). They’re coming out an anthology of fiction called Spells & Chrome, set in the Shadowrun universe, and I got tagged to write one of them. The story I wrote ended up [...]
Rich Horton is a prolific reviewer of speculative fiction. He keeps a blog, and at the end of the year, he posts summaries of the short fiction markets that he’s read. Well, he tagged my story, "Cirque du Lumiere" from the Fellowship Fantastic DAW anthology for special mention. I highly respect Rich’s views, and so [...]
I’ve been spending most of my writing time over the last few months on short stories. I had a few requests for rewrites from editors, one of which didn’t work out. The other is still out, but I’m crossing my fingers. It’s one of my Clarion stories from back in 2006, a story about a [...]
This story, which appeared in the June issue of Realms of Fantasy, picked up a Nebula nod. Only nine more to go! If you’re a member of SFWA, and you’d like to give the story a read, you can do so here.