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21 January 2014 @ 05:08 pm
Sale! "The End of the Silk Road" to F&SF  
Just sold novelette "The End of the Silk Road" to Gordon Van Gelder at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction!

This is my "Venus noir" story -- a cheery little tale of murder, betrayal and lost love set in the same universe as "The Wreck of the Mars Adventure" and my recently-completed-and-not-yet-sold novel Arabella and the Marsman. But while those stories take place on Mars, in 1701 and 1813 respectively, this one is set on Venus in 1936 -- a foggy, froggy, overheated Venus, always overcast, always as hot and soggy as New Orleans in August, a swamp of vice and corruption that makes Los Angeles look like Pleasantville.

I wrote this story in ten days and had a lot of fun writing it. I hope you'll enjoy it too.

Big props to Daniel Abraham and the rest of the Rio Hondo gang for help with the plot.
Matthew S. Rotundo matthewsrotundo on January 22nd, 2014 03:56 am (UTC)
Cool! Congrats!
Carl carl_allery on January 22nd, 2014 10:24 am (UTC)
Congratulations! :)
Amy Sisson amysisson on January 22nd, 2014 02:10 pm (UTC)
Nice sale, David! Congrats!
tina connolly tinaconnolly on January 24th, 2014 12:41 am (UTC)
Woot! Congrats!