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"The Ashes of His Fathers"
« on: March 07, 2008, 05:37:49 AM »
Subscribers to Analog magazine have received or will shortly be receiving the May issue.

You know how some CDs have secret bonus tracks that aren't listed?

The May issue of Analog has a secret bonus story that's not listed in the table of contents.  If you turn to page 60, however, you'll find "The Ashes of His Fathers," by yours truly.
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Re: "The Ashes of His Fathers"
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008, 10:34:46 PM »
I don't have a subscription to Analong so I'll have to pick one up at the bookstore.   I now have a legitimate excuse to go into a bookstore instead of the "I want more books" one I usually use.  :)

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Re: "The Ashes of His Fathers"
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2008, 03:29:36 AM »
I'm not sure when the May issue will be in bookstores--possibly not until May.  So you probably shouldn't make a special trip to the bookstore to find it.
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Re: "The Ashes of His Fathers"
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008, 03:20:00 AM »
Short fiction review site The Fix has posted a review of the May 2008 issue of Analog.  The reviewer, Gerald W. Page, has very nice things to say about the illustration that accompanied my story:

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It shows a spaceship approaching a space station above a planet, and I swear I’ve seen Di Fate do this drawing a dozen times before (and John Berkey another dozen), but it is oh, so beautiful. If Analog’s covers looked this good, the magazine would probably sell better on the newsstands.
I have to say, it was a real thrill to open the issue and find that my story had a Vincent Di Fate illustration.  He’s a fantastic, award-winning artist, whose work I’ve admired for years, and the illustration really is beautiful.  I’d love to see a color version.

Now, here’s the next line of the review:

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And if all of Analog’s stories were as good as “The Ashes of His Fathers,” the magazine might sell substantially better.
Go read the whole review, which is several paragraphs long (and don’t worry–it doesn’t spoil the story if you haven’t read it.)

The Orem Barnes & Noble now has the May issue in stock, so other bookstores may, too.  If your local bookstore doesn’t have a copy, you can buy an electronic version at Fictionwise.

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Re: "The Ashes of His Fathers"
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008, 05:33:01 AM »
That's the kind of praise many writers would kill to get. Or maybe not...but anyway a lot of people would wish it said about their story. Kudos.
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Re: "The Ashes of His Fathers"
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2008, 05:36:49 PM »
Well, I now have a subscription to Analog.   ;D

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Re: "The Ashes of His Fathers"
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2008, 10:39:30 PM »
Major congrats.  Double the "Excuse to go to the bookstore!" comment.  Still, my wife probably won't be too excited about it.  I spend more than my share on books.  :)  Will definitely pick a copy up.  Good to see things moving along for you.  go local authors!  Woo-hoo!
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Re: "The Ashes of His Fathers"
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2008, 03:37:06 AM »
OK, the Orem B&N no longer has any copies, because I bought the four they had left.
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Re: "The Ashes of His Fathers"
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2008, 03:56:03 PM »
A cool bit of news on this story today: the leading Russian SF&F magazine, ESLI, contacted me and asked to buy the right to publish a Russian translation of the story.
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Re: "The Ashes of His Fathers"
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2008, 09:30:27 PM »
Congrats again!  And here I was thinking there really isn't a market for foreign sales for short stories.  Of course, I wasn't actually thinking of that when I read your annoucement, but reading it make me think about it and then you prove me wrong.  Anway . . . congrats!