I love speculative fiction.
As I start to get published, I’m more inspired and motivated than ever.
And then I run across stories like these. Stories that just make me ache with longing with their melodious language, that touch me with longing to tell tales that make me care as much as I did when I read them.
They’re both nominees in the “Best Short Fiction” category of the
British Science Fiction Association, and if they’re examples of the quality of the fiction coming out of Britain, I want more. Here they are:
Boat in Shadows, Crossing By Tori Truslow
Spin by Nina Allan (available in audio in this episode of
I hope I never lose the ability to be awed by gorgeous fiction. These are worth a read. Enjoy.
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Bradley has been writing fantastic fiction for as long as he can remember, and still has his acclaimed tale of junior-high cafeteria mayhem and heroism, “Red Jello from Outer Space,” tucked away in a file cabinet at home.
Bradley is dedicated to writing gay-tinged fantasy and science fiction literature, with the intent of breaking into the mainstream with subversive characters that resonate with authentic gay and lesbian experiences, regardless of the setting. Which doesn't mean you expect exclusively gay/lesbian stories -- for Bradley, the story dictates the characters, and their sexuality is integral to spinning a compelling tale.
Bradley lives in Brooklyn, works in Manhattan, and writes anywhere and everywhere in between. He’s thinking he might have to dedicate his first book to the MTA, but would much rather dedicate it to his supportive husband Michael.
In 2007, Bradley expatriated from the rest of the world and moved to New York City, Over Achievement Capital of the World. So, in addition to holding down a relationship (or two) and a job, he writes, runs a successful critique group, sings occasionally and narrates stories for podcasts. People wonder how he does it. This is how.
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