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Archive for January, 2013

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From “Bullet”

My good friend has a crush on a strange girl. This seems a bit odd to me, but that’s love for you. It’s just something that happens, but when it’s your best friend you start to make some really bizarre and twisted rationalizations about what is happening. Of course, if you really want to know what is going on in Rita’s crazy head, you’d be better off asking Rita herself. I’m sure it wouldn’t be some story about a bullet from the future. You might even say the only important question was whether or not Rita even likes Jay.

Ever since Jay finished explaining his “hypothesis” and burst into tears, I’ve been wondering just that. What does Rita say? Jay turned bright red, grabbed a fistful of grass and tossed it aside, and ran away, so I never found out the details. But there is no reason to think anyone could ever ask anything so directly of a guy whose thoughts were so tangled. He might even be thinking he should take a knife and cut Rita’s skull open, just to be sure.


The Future Is Japanese, We Like To Brag

Hello all, and Happy New Year! Sorry for the lack of blogging, but we’ve been busy with some exciting new projects. But now, we’d like to take a moment to brag about one of our exciting old projects: our anthology The Future Is Japanese.

Try to act surprised when the future actually turns out to be Japanese.

In addition to the book getting great reviews on its own, we’re thrilled that three of its stories were selected for reprinting in three different Years Best anthologies.

Jonathan Strahan’s The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 7 will reprint “Mono No Aware” by Ken Liu.

Rich Horton’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2013 Edition will reprint “One Breath, One Stroke” by Catherynne M. Valente.

And Gardner Dozois’s Year’s Best Science Fiction, Thirtieth Annual Collection will be reprinting “Chitai Heiki Koronbin” by David Moles.

Not too shabby! Heck, if you buy our book you can read all three stories, plus other great ones.

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