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Because I'm revamping my web page (slowly but surely) and needed to put this list somewhere:



Things that have been printed:

^ "Lucifugous" in Subterranean 5
* "Sounding" in Strange Horizons.
! "Ile of Dogges" (with Sarah Monette) in Aeon 7, 2006
"Dos Sueños con Trenes" ["Two Dreams on Trains," Spanish-language version] in Cuasar #42, Marzo 2006
"The Inevitable Heat Death of the Universe" in Subterranean #4, 2006
* "The Cold Blacksmith" in Jim Baen's Universe June, 2006
+ "Gone to Flowers" in Eidolon, Eidolon Books, Jonathan Strahan & Jeremy G Byrne eds., 2006
"Los Empujadores Furiosos" in On Spec Winter 2006
^ "Wane" in Interzone #203 Mar/Apr 2006
^ "Wax" in Interzone #201 Nov/Dec 2005
* "Long Cold Day " in SCIFICTION, May 4th, 2005
* "House of the Rising Sun" in The Third Alternative #42 (Summer 2005)
"And the Deep Blue Sea " in SCIFICTION, May 4th, 2005
* "One-Eyed Jack and the Suicide King" in Lenox Avenue, March-April 2005
* "Botticelli " at The Agony Column, February 2005
"Two Dreams on Trains" in Strange Horizons, January 3rd, 2005
* "Follow Me Light" in SCIFICTION, January 12th, 2005    
"When you Visit the Magoebaskloof Hotel, Be Certain not to Miss the Samango Monkeys" in Interzone 195, Nov/Dec 2004
"Seven Dragons Mountains" in All-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories, Wheatland Press, October 2004 
"Sleeping Dogs Lie" in Flytrap, November 2004
"Lod" ["Ice," Polish-Language version] in Nowa Fantastyka #7 (Summer 2004)
* "Old Leatherwings" in Lenox Avenue, July 2004
! "This Tragic Glass" in SCIFICTION, April 7th, 2004 (YBSF Honorable Mention, James Tiptree, Jr. Award long list)
* "The Chains That You Refuse" in Chiaroscuro, April 2004
"Speak!" in On Spec, Winter 2003
* "Tiger! Tiger!" in the anthology Shadows Over Baker Street (Del Rey, September 2003)
# "Ice" in the April 2003 issue of Ideomancer
"e.e. 'doc' cummings" in the March 2003 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
* "The Dying of the Light" (with Amber van Dyk) in the April 2003 issue of The Fortean Bureau
An excerpt from Hammered appeared in the Summer 2003 issue of Harpur Palate
* "The Company of Four" in Scheherazade issue #20
# "The Devil You Don't" in Amberzine 11
[A disavowed short story in 1997]


Things that are still forthcoming:

"Formidable Terrain" in H.P. Lovecraft's Magazine of Horror

^ "Limerent" in Subterranean
"The Something Dreaming Game" in Fast Forward from Pyr books, 2007, Lou Anders, ed.
* "Inelastic Collisions" in Inferno from Tor books, 2007, Ellen Datlow, ed.
"Love Among the Talus" in Strange Horizons
+ "War Stories" in Jim Baen's Universe (possibly in issue 5?)
* "Sonny Liston Takes the Fall," in an untitled anthology from Del Rey, Ellen Datlow, ed.
"Abjure the Realm" in Coyote Wild
* "Cryptic Coloration" in Jim Baen's Universe. (possibly August 2008)
"Tideline" in Asimov's
"Orm the Beautiful" in Clarkesworld




And because of the growing tradition that the first-line meme encourages silly writers to finish things, the first line meme:

Things I need to write:

An untitled novella scheduled for Galactic Empires, 2008, Gardner Dozois, ed.

(no first line yet, or even title)

A novella and a novelette I owe to Bill Schafer, "Chatoyant" and "Lumière"

^ "Chatoyant"

"Chatoyant, said of a mineral's luster: 'containing numerous threadlike inclusions, aligned to produce catseye figures with reflected light.'"

^ "Lumière"

On a fine May morning in 1903, Abigail Irene Garrett boarded an airship bound from New Amsterdam to Paris, via Koln.
It was an act of naked treason.


"1796," dammit, no, Jay, I haven't forgotten.

Mrs. John Adams looked to her sewing.



Things I want to write:

"Orm the Beautiful"

Orm the Beautiful would never die. But neither would he live much longer.


"Periastron"

No first line yet.

"Dark on Wednesdays"

The Tower of Babylon rose through the veil of transplanted jungle foliage and piped-in orchid scent to scrape a desert sky burned almost colorless by the Nevada sun. Visible the entire length of the Las Vegas Strip, it collapsed in fire and fury six times daily, six days a week, wind conditions permitting.

For a premium, you could ride it down.


"The Death of Terrestrial Radio"

The first word was meant to be spoken quietly, if it should ever be spoken at all. 

* "King Pole, Gallows Pole, Bottle Tree"

The ghosts of the dam always come in the summer.

* "On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera"

"We wouldn't be having this problem if you'd flunked Algebra."

* "Black is the Color"

Along the north bank of the River Clyde, the oblong cobbles were glazed with sunrise light. The thump of music from a barge-turned nightclub had ended hours earlier. There was left only silence and the morning chill.

And a white stallion's hunger.




!  = Poet Emeritus Project stories
# = Edda of Burdens stories
^ = New Amsterdam stories
* = Promethean Age stories
+ = stories from the Jennyverse



In addition, here is my to-do list for the long fiction:

Undertow revision (when the notes arrive)
By the Mountain Bound revision (ongoing)

Dust proposal (soonish, like)
The Stratford Manrevision (if it sells and there are notes)
All the Windwracked Stars rewrite (ongoing, will become a priority if it sells)
The Sea thy Mistress revision (low priority)

A policeman's work is never done.
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