“Eight Mile and the City,” by Steven Harper, published in When Worlds Collide, Zombies Need Brains LLC (2021), won the 2022 WSFA Small Press Award, presented last evening at CapClave.
Congratulations to Steven and to ZNB’s publisher Joshua Palmatier. You may read the rest of the complete awards story at File770
Here at the Cat Farm and Confusion Factory, we continue to live the halcyon lives of working writers. Steve continues to spar with Jethri, while I run interference between the Master Trader’s trade team and The Redlands. Also on-going is packing up some of our so-called “papers” for shipment to the Lee-and-Miller archive at Northern Illinois University.
We also need to start thinking about our story for Solar Flare, due to editor Joshua Palmatier in December.
Last week was slightly interrupted by medical concerns, involving blood panels, xrays, and various whatnot in order to give the doctors their Data. Data now mostly in, it seems that things are in basically good shape, but a visit with the cardiologist is upcoming in order to file off the rough edges.
What with One Thing and Something Else, we realized that Pinbeam Books (the Lee-Miller indie publishing arm) hasn’t put out even one chapbook in 2022 (the energy that would have gone into a chapbook or even two went instead into surprise book, Salvage Right, coming to a bookstore near you in 2023).
However! We do intend to publish a Yule Chapbook this year — Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 35: TITLE TBA. This chapbook will contain two reprints: WSFA Small Press Award Finalist “Standing Orders,” and “From Every Storm a Rainbow,” which appeared on Baen.com December 2021 – January 2022; and! one never-published work concerning the life and times of Lomar Fasholt, who has been missing for some time, to the great concern of her friends.
More news on that project as we move forward.
Those who indulge may purchase the eARC of Chicks in Tank Tops from Baen Books. Or! You may preorder it from the bookstore of your choice for a January delivery.
. . . and I think that’s all the news for right now.
Everybody stay safe.