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This never happened to Tolstoy

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“Chris Miles’ cheeky fusion of fae and suburbia”

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My short story ‘The Household Debt’ is among the many tales of fantasy, horror and science-fiction in the latest Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. Editor Simon Petrie kindly namechecks my piece in his blog post introducing the issue, aptly describing it as a ‘cheeky fusion of fae and suburbia’. It’s also my first full-length speculative fiction story sale.

If you’re not aware of it, ASIM is edited by a cooperative whose members (many of whom are celebrated genre authors in their own right) take turns to oversee the selection of stories for an individual issue. It’s one of the (if not the) most regular print outlets for genre fiction in Australia, publishing local and international authors, and I’m thrilled that my story has found a home within its pages.

I haven’t had a chance to read issue 51 cover to cover, but so far I’ve been very impressed by fellow newcomer Robin Shortt’s ‘Bonsai’, and am looking forward to reading the Keith Stevenson and Thoraiya Dyer pieces.

And if I may be so crass, print ($12.95) and PDF ($4.95) copies of ASIM 51 can be purchased at andromedaspaceways.com.


In visible ink

Just a quick note to say that I have a story in ‘Junk’, this year’s Visible Ink anthology, published by students of the Professional Writing & Editing course at RMIT. Some wonderful stories (mine possibly not included) and wonderful design (love the perfectly balanced typography on the cover, minor quibbles over the line-length of the internal text).

My story is called ‘Great Hoaxes of the Twentieth Century and Beyond’ and reveals a few things you might not know about Orson Welles. You can find out not much at all at the Visible Ink website.

Copyright remains with the authors so I may eventually put the story up on the site, though I’d urge you to buy a copy if you see it around. Anthologies like this make for great holiday season reading.