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And it's Out!



My novelette Big T is now available through Barnes&Noble and Amazon. *Raises arms in a gesture conveying pleasure in one's own achievement.*

I'm very happy to see this story in e-print. It was a finalist story in the Writers of the Future Contest, so I've always believed it would become available to the wider public. And it did

There are a whole bunch of people who helped me write this, and while I'm not going to turn this into an Oscar speech, I have to mention the folks at Critters.org who read and critiqued the story. And my wife, who doesn't even like science fiction much, but who nevertheless gave me some great feedback. Darwin Garrison, who put in a huge effort to make this happen. And of course cover artist Karl Nordman, whose interesting cover also looks great in grey-scale on my Kindle. You can see other samples of Karl's art here.

I'll have more on this later when I'm back from EuroCon2011. Play nice while I'm gone (or enjoy the unmoderated freedom :-) )

ETA: Snippet! How could I forget?

A flickering orange glow from the Turtle woke Tanya Bones half an hour before dawn. The sphere that towered half a kilometer above the camp was easily the strongest nighttime source of light, and even the sun couldn't quite drown out its rays. Tanya had known people who couldn't sleep because of the glow. Some stayed behind when the other campers moved to follow the Turtle as it rolled north through the soil of Texas. Others followed the Turtle anyway and slowly went mad until the T-Men caught them, or the Baxters or the Rastafaris put them out of their misery.

But the light had never woken
her before.

She pulled on pants and boots, her attention tuned to the unknowable processes at work within the great sphere, and she involuntarily shuddered. She had first sensed such a shift in the Turtle's internal workings five years ago when the monster sphere rolled over the farmhouse she had inherited from her parents. Then as now, the sphere's intentions had been inscrutable. All Tanya knew was that an imminent transformation was coming that would alter dynamics in the camp and therefore her life...

 

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j_cheney
Jun. 15th, 2011 07:48 am (UTC)
Congrats! (And have fun!)
jakobdrud
Jun. 15th, 2011 08:29 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm looking forward to EuroCon like a child to Christmas Day :-)
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jakobdrud
Jun. 15th, 2011 08:39 am (UTC)
Thank you, Jennifer. Don't forget to let me know when 'Dust City' comes out.
bogwitch64
Jun. 15th, 2011 09:51 am (UTC)



Congratulations, Jakob!
jakobdrud
Jun. 15th, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It feels great, publication, doesn't it? :-)
bogwitch64
Jun. 15th, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed it do!
ckastens
Jun. 15th, 2011 12:27 pm (UTC)
That's great! Congrats!
jakobdrud
Jun. 15th, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you :-)
jongibbs
Jun. 15th, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
Congratulations :)
jakobdrud
Jun. 16th, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jon!
musingaloud
Jun. 16th, 2011 04:18 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Congrats, Jakob!
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