I Am Everywhere!

by wjw on February 15, 2011

I’ve been off revising my online bibliography in order to better reflect current reality, so I thought I’d bring you up to date as well.

Firstly, there’s Deep State.  Which I’m sure you’ve read enough about, by this point, unless you haven’t, in which case feel free to check out the online excerpt.

Also appearing this month is my story “The Fate Line,”  in the anthology Golden Reflections. This is an anthology in honor of the late Fred Saberhagen, and includes an entire Saberhagen novel— Mask of the Sun— plus stories by others set in the Mask universe.   As well as my own story, there are stories by Harry Turtledove, Jane Lindskold, Robert Vardeman, Daniel Abraham, and More!  (That Mr. or Ms. More, by the way, seems to be in a lot of anthologies, at least according to the jacket copy.)

That story was a challenge to write, by the way, because Fred’s novel resolves around the eponymous mask, which confers incredibly good luck, plus foreknowledge, on the person who wears it.  Do you know how hard it is to write a story in which the bad guy is damn near omniscient, and lucky to boot?

This gave me heightened respect for Fred as a craftsman.  Also for Ian Tregillis, who has a trilogy with an omniscient villain.

And lastly, an older story in a new format.  My story “Abrizonde” is available in the audio-book version of 2009’s Songs of the Dying Earth, along with stories by Dan Simmons, Tanith Lee, Elizabeth Moon, Neil Gaiman, and that More person again.  I’ve been listening to this as I’ve been driving around New Mexico, and very much enjoying it.

In short, February is packed full of Awesome!  And also Walter Jon Williams, which is very nearly the same thing!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Charlie Martin February 17, 2011 at 12:05 am

Hey, Walter, if you’re everywhere, could you pick me up a pastrami at the 3rd Ave Deli and leave it at my house?

Thanks.

Anonymous February 21, 2011 at 4:00 am

Hey! I just found you in my letter box! Yay!

Chris Mills February 21, 2011 at 4:02 am

Hey! I just found you (looking rather like “Deep State”) in my letter box! Yay! I’ve had a wonderful time sharing your books with my wife: reading them aloud to her while she has been painting many of the walls in our house.

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