Friday, September 29, 2023

Hindi Response

 I'm very pleased that my story In Response to Your Reader, first published in scientific journal Nature, will now also be published in Hindi in scientific journal Vigyan Sampreshan. This follows on from the Greek translation, the English reprint and an expected Romanian translation. It will be my second story published in Hindi.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

The Gondolier Remix - Shakespeare Edition

The second author I decided to attempt to emulate with a remixed version of The Gondolier is none other than Shakespeare.

The black prow of my gondola so swift,

Cut smoothly through the waters o so calm,

Upon canals the craft gives me a lift

It’s many years of service like a charm.


For many passengers along the way

Through city’s waters I have been a guide

For generations of the service pay

To ancient kin of mine who have now died.

The sun sank down upon the city old,

And turned the water to a lane of ink

Of ribbon lain between the bricks of gold

Of sandstone buildings warm and gold and pink


I breathed in deeply of the evening breeze,
No city stands that is more beautiful

This wondrous city of canals doth please

So never is a day within it dull


As the boat into its mooring eased

I stopped to gaze with satisfied huzzahs

Another day in which I was so pleased

To be beneath the darking skies of Mars.

Friday, September 22, 2023

Greek Mole Rats

 I'm very pleased that my short story The Righteous Indignation of the Naked Mole Rat has been accepted by Greek magazine Ef-Zin, to be published next year. This will be the sixth language for this story.

Monday, September 11, 2023

Spanish Anthology Award

The anthology Cuentos para Algernon: Ano X, which includes the Spanish translation of my story Five Ways to Accidentally Save the Earth from Alien Conquest' has won the Ignotus award for Best Anthology.

The Ignotus awards are the premier Spanish speculative fiction awards. Along with the other 12 authors and the editor, this means I can happily claim one fourteenth of the award.

Friday, September 01, 2023

Escapades in Romania

The Romanian translation of my dialogue-only story Escapades in Time is out now in issue #39 of Galaxia42 magazine.

This is the fifth language for this story, after English, Galician, Spanish and Catalan, my third story in Galaxia42 and my sixth in Romanian altogether.