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Old 10-24-2019, 08:57 AM
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My SF short story "Yamadori" is out!


The November/December issue of Analog just came in the mail. It contains my short story Yamadori.

https://www.analogsf.com/
https://www.analogsf.com/current-iss...e-of-contents/


No illustration, and no cover credit. But one of these days....


Besides that, Silver Blade publishing is soon releasing my novella A Light so Brilliant and Wondrous, a retelling of Frankenstein. And I'm now editing the follow-up to How the Ray Gun Got its Zap! (which I'm calling [Zap! II for now) for Oxford University Press, to be published sometime in 2020.
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:12 AM
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Wow, congratulations! I've submitted to Analog a few times but I've been rejected, so I'll say with a bit of jealousy that that's quite an accomplishment!

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Wow, congratulations! I've submitted to Analog a few times but I've been rejected, so I'll say with a bit of jealousy that that's quite an accomplishment!
Thanks.


Might I be permitted the vanity of saying this is the third thing of mine they've published. Although I've had a lot of rejections, too.
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Old 10-25-2019, 02:41 AM
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Congrats! Getting published always feels good.

I can't believe Analog is still around. I had a subscription in the 1970's. Then I did a search and its been around since 1930. Amazing.
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Congratulations!

I've still got my subscription, so I'm looking forward to reading your story.

And now that I know what to look for, I'll dig through my archived copies to re-read the other two.
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I can't believe Analog is still around. I had a subscription in the 1970's. Then I did a search and its been around since 1930. Amazing.
No, Astounding.
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Congrats! As the saying goes, you're an writer when other people call you a writer.
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No, Astounding.
I resisted the temptation, but thank you for this.
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Damn! I'm on a roll!

Not only is my story out in Analog (I just picked up two copies in the supermarket tight!), but I just learned that
I received another patent last week! (that makes five now)

Then I got home and found that I had another article in the new issue of Optics and Photonics News -- "The Endless Corridor".
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Congrats! As the saying goes, you're an writer when other people call you a writer.
I once heard Ellison say "You're a writer when a publisher says you're a writer."
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I am going to get that issue, so I need to ask: Do you get more money if I buy the newsstand edition, or if I get it online?
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How you buy it doesn't affect author pay, which is based on word count on accepted stories.

From Analog's website:

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Analog pays 8-10 cents per word for short fiction (up to approximately 20,000 words), 6 cents per word for serials (40,000-80,000 words), 9 cents per word for fact articles, and $1 per line for poetry. We buy First English Language serial rights plus certain non-exclusive rights explained in our contract.
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Analog Analog it is, then.
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Picked it up at Powel's Books this morning. Interesting mixture of mechanics and nature that I haven't encountered before in fact or fiction-well done. About the "nature" part-is that branch of horticulture a hobby of yours, or was that just good research?
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Picked it up at Powel's Books this morning. Interesting mixture of mechanics and nature that I haven't encountered before in fact or fiction-well done. About the "nature" part-is that branch of horticulture a hobby of yours, or was that just good research?
Thank you very much for those kind words.

It's all research. I've been kind of fascinated by the topic for years -- this was just an excuse to dig a little deeper and use the information.

And, as Antibob pointed out, how you get it doesn't affect what I get paid. In fact, I was paid well before this hit the newsstands. it's not a lot of money, though. There's no way I could support myself on my writing alone.
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