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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Bear

Short stories at play in the world

A brief update today to let you all know about a new anthology, a short story online at Uncanny, and a short story online at Slate.

In reverse order: my story, “No Moon and Flat Calm” is online for free! It’s about disasters in space, disasters on earth, and the people who have to deal with them.

Art by Lisa Larson-Walker

Here is an essay in response by journalist Amanda Ripley, author of The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes—And Why.

Additionally, I have an equally brand new and very short story, “Bullet Point,” in the new anthology Wastelands 3: The New Apocalypse, edited by John Joseph Adams and out Tuesday June 4th! Because my story in the first Wastelands (“And the Deep Blue Sea”) is set in and around Las Vegas, I went back there this time.

Just look at that brag list on the front. What an honor to be in such company!

“Bullet Point” is, a little bit, my reaction to Harlan Ellison’s “A Boy and His Dog,” which I read at a formative age. In one of those creepy coincidences, I was finishing the first draft just as I got the news that he had passed away. So this one’s for Harlan.

It’s the first story in the anthology, so I guess I did okay.

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