I’m very happy to announce that my short story Zip has recently been released in Bastion Science Fiction Magazine’s fifth issue!
Cover art by Milan Jaram
You can download the issue right here, for less than the price of a cup of coffee:
There are some wonderful stories within, so please do check it out if you can. It is so lovely for me to show people my stories, as writing is so often a solitary process.
Bastion SF have been a delight to work with, and have been incredibly supportive and encouraging of my work. They are proud and excited to publish my military SF story, which, unlike many, features a gay protagonist yearning for his lost love. My story also includes a genderqueer character, which was also something they were very happy to see.
There has been a lot of talk about diversity in science fiction and fantasy lately, and I think we can all agree that diversity in race, gender, sexuality and religion is only ever going to make the field stronger. I’m very happy that my story can in some small way contribute to this diversification.
I’m lucky enough to have been positively reviewed already – Alexis A Hunter blogged about issue #5 kindly saying the following:
This story had to be my very favorite of the issue. It’s hard to find a single thing to dislike about this one. It hit all my favorite buttons: military sci-fi, a gay protagonist, so much glorious tech perfectly woven in, and true heart, true meaning.
I’m so happy that this story has struck a chord with people, and I’d like to thank Bastion SF for being amazingly positive about it all!
To everyone who has gone out of their way to purchase an issue, thank you. And thank you also to the spectacular people who critiqued the story for me. You guys are the best.
DELIGHTED. *grin* An awesome story in a terrific, wonderfully supportive magazine. Silver linings all the way!