Saturday, March 28, 2009

Storming Hell

The short story is supposed to be a dead art form but somehow it staggers on in SF & F.

I have always been a keen fan of reading short stories. I also enjoy writing them. It is a different skill to writing a novel. You learn to be concise and well planned. You don't have room for a single wasted word.

I am rather chuffed to find that one of my shorts is the cover story for the April 'Jim Baen's Universe' magazine (see pic).

I have also just sold a story to Black Library based on the universe of Warhammer 40,000AD. It is called Last Man Standing and is going well.

More later,



Rowena Cory Daniells said...

Our genre must be the only one where short stories are still published and feature in awards.

Most film scripts contain as much plot as a short story. Quite a few SF films have been based on short stories.

John Lambshead said...

Yes, someone was going to convert one of my short stories into a TV script but decided that he couldn't shrink the plot enough.

Pati Nagle said...

Congrats on the cover story, John!