Good news everyone! (I always say that in the Professor’s voice from Futurama). My short story “Neurolution” is going to be featured in the anthology Growing Dread: Biopunk Visions by Timid Pirate Publishing. The anthology is set to come out in March 2011, so it’s just around the corner!
I found out that the story had been accepted a couple of weeks ago, but I had to keep it quiet until the announcement went live on their website. Maybe they announced it a couple of days ago, but I just saw it tonight.
I wrote “Neurolution” specifically for the anthology, so it felt twice as good when it got accepted. It was the first time that I’d tried to write something biopunk-ish. I’ve read a little bit in the genre, including Deadstock and Blue War by Jeremy Thomas, so I knew some of the genre’s conventions. It’s always a little bit of a risk when you write something based on pretty strict guidelines. If it doesn’t get accepted there, what are you supposed to do with it? Luckily, that didn’t happen in this case.
I can’t wait to see the cover art and get my copies of Growing Dread: Biopunk Visions. I want to read all the other squishy, creepy, grotesque stories in it.