I am extremely pleased to report that my “Regency Interplanetary Airship Adventure” novel Arabella of Mars has sold to prominent SF publisher Tor in a three-book deal. The first volume will be published in late 2015 or early 2016, with two sequels to follow at yearly intervals.
The December 2014 issue of Analog includes my story “Mammals.” It has already been mailed to subscribers, and you can buy an ebook of the issue in a variety of formats from Magzter.
I will be the Fan Guest of Honor at Westercon 69, to be held in Portland, Oregon on the Fourth of July weekend in 2016.
I am now represented by Paul Lucas of Janklow & Nesbit Associates; anthology HELP FUND MY ROBOT ARMY!!! and Other Improbable Crowdfunding Projects, including a story by me, is now on sale; anthology Old Mars, including my story “The Wreck of the Mars Adventure,” has won the Locus Award for Best Anthology; “The Wreck of the Mars Adventure” itself came in 17th for Best Novelette; and my story “Tk’Tk’Tk” was included in the curriculum of a class that used SF podcasts to teach Business and Economics.
My Hugo-winning short story “Tk’Tk’Tk” has been adapted into a short play, which will be presented as part of an evening of “Brave New Sci-Fi” at the Jack London Bar in Portland, Oregon on April 24! See http://thepulpstage.weebly.com for more details.
I have already received galleys for “The End of the Silk Road,” which was just accepted at F&SF two weeks ago, and it will probably be published in the very next issue (May/June 2014)! Sometimes publishing does move fast.
Analog has reviewed Old Mars and has this to say: “The stories are without exception engaging and full of the old sense-of-wonder. It’s hard to pick standouts in this crowd, but be sure not to miss David D. Levine’s ‘The Wreck of the Mars Adventure,’ a tale of Captain Kidd’s 17th century expedition to Mars….”
Lois Tilton of Locus Online calls out my “The Wreck of the Mars Adventure” in her year-end summary!
Here’s Lois Tilton at Locus Online‘s review of my story “The Wreck of the Mars Adventure” in anthology Old Mars: “This is indeed high adventure, a cracking good sailing yarn with skiffy values. I love the imaginative audacity of the premise. The author’s version of Mars is also remarkable. Highly entertaining. RECOMMENDED.”