My neolithic elf story “The Price of Healing” has just come out in Issue 17 of Kzine. Â This one is set in the same world as “City of the Dying Sun”, “The Shoemaker’s Daughter”, “The Year of the Bear”, “Brother’s Keeper”, and “Twenty-Seven Images of Retribution”; but it takes place thousands of years before any of the others, in a milieuÂ inspired by late prehistoric Egypt. Â With elves! Â (I don’t call them elves, because I’ve learned that it’s easier to get short stories published if you avoid using the e-word or mentioning their pointy ears.)
Yes, I’m working on a novel set in this world. Â No, it isn’t done yet.
Kzine is a genre fiction magazine for the Kindle, although a paperback version is also available. Â They publish science fiction, fantasy, horror, and crime fiction, so it’s great for people who prefer reading magazines where eachÂ story is different. Â Some publications are aiming for a particular sub-genre or aesthetic, and while that can be really interesting if it happens to be a sub-genre you especially love, the downside is that all the stories can start to seem the same after a while (like reading a short fiction collection by one author with a distinctive style). Â Kzine is trying to mix things up a bit and publish a lot of very different stories together all in one issue. Â So if that sounds like something you’d enjoy, check them out! Â The e-book is free if you’re a Kindle Unlimited member, $2.49 otherwise ($4.50 for the paperback).