Five Stories I Enjoyed Recently

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I’ve been talking about my own stories a lot recently so to redress the balance a bit, here’s five stories from Daily Science Fiction that I enjoyed. Simon Says by Nina Kiriki Hoffman Dust by Edward Ashton Kitty is Alive, Kitty is Dead by Jennifer Campbell-Hicks Do Not Count the Withered Ones by Caroline M. Yoachim The Strongest Man in the World by Nathaniel Lee If you aren’t already subscribed to Daily Science Fiction, it’s well worth signing up – the quality of the stories is usually very high. [“Five Stories I Enjoyed Recently” by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 17th November 2014]

Dust

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Dust by Hugh Howey

The third book in Hugh Howey’s Silo Series, Dust, was released today. The first book in the series, Wool, began life as a fantastic short story that Hugh self-published at the end of July 2011. Encouraged by the fan reaction and sales the book was getting, Hugh published four more parts to the story and an omnibus edition all of which dominated the Amazon bestseller charts until Hugh was making enough money to quit his day job. Wool started getting mainstream publicity and rose up the overall Amazon charts. That attracted the attention of the big publishers who backed up the money truck and offered Hugh a publishing deal. And this is where it starts to get interesting, particularly if you’re thinking of self-publishing your work. Rather than signing a book deal, jumping in a limo and riding off into the sunset waving his bottle of champagne at the poor slobs toiling away on their little ebooks, Hugh invited the publishers in, had a cup of tea with them, then thanked them nicely and sent them back to New York with a slice of cake [1. Okay, it may not have happened exactly like that but he seems like a nice guy … Read More