I have a story in a totally awesome anthology edited by J.J. Adams and Hugh Howey. This is the first of a triptych of post-apocalypse anthologies.
My story was singled out in a recent review of the anthology on Wired.com, here’s an excerpt:
“Some stories hit with more force than others. “Goodnight Moon,” by Annie Bellet — a relatively quiet story about a group of astronauts saying their goodbyes and awaiting the end from their base on the moon — is both my favorite of the anthology and the one that wrecked me most thoroughly.”
This anthology is chock full of amazing stories by award-winning and bestselling writers. Here’s the table of contents:
Introduction by John Joseph Adams | “The Balm and the Wound” by Robin Wasserman | “Heaven is a Place on Planet X” by Desirina Boskovich | “Break! Break! Break!” by Charlie Jane Anders | “The Gods Will Not Be Chained” by Ken Liu | “Wedding Day” by Jake Kerr | “Removal Order” by Tananarive Due | “System Reset” by Tobias S. Buckell | “This Unkempt World is Falling to Pieces” by Jamie Ford | “BRING HER TO ME” by Ben H. Winters | “In the Air” by Hugh Howey | “Goodnight Moon” by Annie Bellet | “Dancing with Death in the Land of Nod” by Will McIntosh | “Houses Without Air” by Megan Arkenberg | “The Fifth Day of Deer Camp” by Scott Sigler | “Enjoy the Moment” by Jack McDevitt | “Pretty Soon the Four Horsemen are Going to Come Riding Through” by Nancy Kress | “Spores” by Seanan McGuire | “She’s Got a Ticket to Ride” by Jonathan Maberry | “Agent Unknown” by David Wellington | “Enlightenment” by Matthew Mather | “Shooting the Apocalypse” by Paolo Bacigalupi | “Love Perverts” by Sarah Langan.
If you love great SF, and especially stories about the end of the world, pick this up. Thanks!
I have a story (a re-print of Innocence, Rearranged) out in Spark IV along with some awesome stories by great writers such as Kevin J. Anderson, Alex Kane, and Brad R. Torgersen.
Also, I’ve published a collection of my adventure fantasy stories, including a never-before-published Aza and Panya story. (And super awesome artwork by Keith Draws)
First, I am pleased to announce that I have a story in Fiction River #5: Hex in the City, which comes out today. It is available at Amazon in both Paperback and Kindle, as well as on other sites like B&N and Kobo as ebooks. There are a ton of great authors in this, including Jay Lake, Nancy Holder, Annie Reed, and others.
Next, I have a story coming out in an anthology though Baen next year. The anthology is a military fantasy one, titled Shattered Shields and edited by Jennifer Brozek and Bryan Thomas Schmidt. Here are the details and table of contents:
Ashes and Starlight (Runelords) by David Farland
The Fixed Stars (October Daye) by Seanan McGuire
The Keeper of Names by Larry Corriea
The Smaller We Are by John Helfers
Invictus by Annie Bellet
Rising Above by Sarah A. Hoyt
A Cup of Wisdom by Joseph Zieja
Words of Power by Wendy N. Wagner
Lightweaver in Shadow by Gray Rinehart
Hoofsore and Weary by Cat Rambo
Vengeance (Frost) by Robin Wayne Bailey
Deadfall by Nancy Fulda
Yael of the Strings by John R. Fultz
The Gleaners by Dave Gross
Bonded Men by James L. Sutter
Bone Candy (Black Company) by Glen Cook
First Blood (Paksenarrion) by Elizabeth Moon
And finally, I’ll be signing books in Vancouver, WA at Vintage Books (6613 E. Mill Plain Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98661) on December 21st at 1pm. I’ll be there with other authors and it should be an awesome time. Please come by if you are in the area!
My urban fantasy story “Somebody Else’s Problem” will be appearing in Fiction River #5: Hex in the City next month. But you can listen to it for free on the WMG Publishing podcast for the next week! It has tattoos, telepathic rats, magic, and lots of action. What more could you want from urban fantasy, right?
My one convention appearance this year will be at Orycon in lovely Portland, Oregon. Here’s the info: http://35.orycon.org/
I’ll be on six panels over the course of the three days. Here’s my schedule:
Publishing Your Ebook
Roosevelt Fri Nov 8 2:00pm-3:00pm
You’ve just gotten back the rights to your backlist! Or you have a
manuscript you KNOW will find its audience. What next? Make it into an
ebook and get it out there making you some money. Where to publish, how to
publish, and how to get help.
MeiLin Miranda, Annie Bellet, Dave Smeds, (*)Kamila Z. Miller, Tod McCoy,
Peter A. Smalley
One Lump of Science, or Two?
Ross Island Fri Nov 8 4:00pm-5:00pm
How much science does science fiction need? What’s more important, the
tech or the story?
Richard A. Lovett, Patrick Swenson, (*)Gordon Eklund, Annie Bellet, David
Hybrid Vigor: Choosing Both Traditional and Self-Publishing
Hamilton Sat Nov 9 1:00pm-2:00pm
Don’t believe the True Believers on both sides of this non-existent
divide: you can be both a traditional AND a self-published writer. Learn
how to let the project choose the path.
(*)Annie Bellet, Phoebe Kitanidis, Tod McCoy, Ken Lizzi, Jennifer
The Real Middle Ages
Ross Island Sat Nov 9 6:00pm-7:00pm
Why do writers love the Middle Ages? What do writers leave out or get
Annie Bellet, (*)Blake Hutchins, Renee Stern, Alma Alexander
Madison Sun Nov 10 11:00am-12:00pm
Selling the rights, ACX, hiring a narrator or–gulp–doing it
David D. Levine, Annie Bellet, Mark Niemann-Ross, Phoebe Kitanidis
BBC Sherlock, Orphan Black, Etc.
Morrison Sun Nov 10 12:00pm-1:00pm
Which new shows are the best?
(*)Dave Bara, Annie Bellet, Brian J. Hunt
(Yeah, that little * next to my name up there? They made me a moderator of one of the panels. Mwahahahaha…ahem. I’ll be good. Probably. Maybe. I’ll try at least :) )
Until then, writing ALL the things. Also attending a week long workshop on writing Science Fiction. Because hopefully I never stop learning.
I’ve been pretty busy lately finishing up some projects and doing some stuff for projects I can’t talk about yet, but I figured I’d update and let people see a preview of what is coming in the next three months from myself and Doomed Muse Press.
First up, I’m just finishing the first full-length Gryphonpike Chronicles novel. It’s got rogues, dragons, ship battles, and general adventuring awesomeness. Here’s the cover:
After that I’m turning my focus to short fiction and novellas for a couple months since I have three short story collections almost ready to go.
The first is a general science fiction and fantasy collection in the same vein as my previous collection “Till Human Voices Wake Us”. It will have about 10 short stories and novelettes as well as one or two novellas. Here’s the cover for it:
The second collection will be of my urban fantasy short fiction, including a brand new Remy Pigeon story as well as a brand new novella. Here is the cover for that:
And finally the third collection will be an adventure fantasy collection featuring six short stories, two novelettes, and a brand new novella (or maybe two if I get carried away, I have two I really want to write and include so it will depend on time). Here is the cover for the adventure fantasy collection:
So expect those out before Christmas! I’ll post when they are available with full descriptions and links where you can find them. Now, back to the word mines.
I have five free audio books for The Barrows to give away. If you are willing to leave a candid review and would like a free copy from Audible, email me at anniembellet AT gmail DOT com.
There should be new Gryphonpike out next week, as well, so look for it after the holiday.