Friday, September 16, 2016


ALIEN ARTIFACTS, a sci-fi anthology which features my weird western short story, is out in stores now! Here's the description:
What might we run into as we expand beyond Earth and into the stars? As we explore our own solar system and beyond, it seems inevitable that we’ll run into aliens … and what they’ve left behind. Alien artifacts: what might they reveal about us as we try to unlock their secrets? What might they reveal about the universe? 
In this anthology, nineteen of today’s leading science fiction and fantasy authors explore how discovering long lost relics of alien civilizations might change humanity. Join Walter H. Hunt, Julie Novakova, David Farland, Angela Penrose, S.C. Butler, Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin, Juliet E. McKenna, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Andrija Popovic, Jacey Bedford, Sofie Bird, James Van Pelt, Gini Koch, Anthony Lowe, Jennifer Dunne, Coral Moore, Daniel J. Davis, C.S. Friedman, and Seanan McGuire as they discover the stars and the secrets they may hold—both dark and deadly and awe-inspiring.

My contribution, "The Haint of Sweetwater River," is about an alien device that just might have had an influence on the run-in with the stockgrowers of Wyoming and Ella "Cattle Kate" Watson. Digital copies can be purchased just about anywhere, while the paperback edition can be had on Amazon and Zombies Need Brains official store. (I think copies will end up in Barnes and Noble, but can't be sure there.) Check out the "My Books" section for your options.

Additionally, my publisher, Zombies Need Brains, is running a Kickstarter for their newest round of anthologies. If you like what they've released so far, and wouldn't mind reading more stories about robot invasions, encounters with Death, and underwater civilizations, then consider supporting their project.

Bye for now! (And wish me luck on the upcoming semester!)