Just heard from Ion Newcombe that my sci-fi story “Upstairs” will be published in the March 2018 issue of his Antipodean SF site. Many thanks Nuke!


*FREE ON AMAZON NOW* My “Essential Reading in Science Fiction” e-book free on Amazon 5/6 December 2017:  http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Reading-Science-Fiction-Scholes/dp/1449581889  Here’s an excerpt from the book published on the Bewildering Stories site:  http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue506/essential_ex.html


*FREE ON AMAZON NOW* Odin, Thor and the other gods of Asgard as they should be written! Noble, powerful, cosmically aware, and capable of mixing it up with the toughest cosmic entities around. My “For Odin, for Thor, for Asgard” collection of short stories of the gods of Asgard in cosmic settings free on Amazon 2/3 December  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AHNE27W

My sci-fi story “The Drop Out” has just been published in the December 2017 issue of Ion Newcombe’s Antipodean SF site:

https://www.antisf.com.au/the-stories/the-drop-out  Many thanks Nuke!


The full list of stories I’ve entered in the science fiction short story category of the Australian Aurealis Awards 2017 is: “Upstairs” (Farther Stars Than These) November 2017, Executive Reward (Antipodean SF) November 2017,  “Future View Function” (365 Tomorrows) September 2017, “Disposable World” (Farther Stars Than These), August 2017 “Disposal” (Antipodean SF) October 2017, “Time Capsules” (Antipodean SF) August 2017, “Grand Master” (365 Tomorrows) July 2017 , “Final Days” (Farther Stars Than These) June 2017, “Return of the Benefactor” (Farther Stars Than These), January 2017, “The Most Powerful Man on Earth is an Alien” (Antipodean SF), April 2017, “Archaeological Expedition” (The WiFiles), May 2017 and “Triumvirate Judgement” (Antipodean SF), June 2017.

I’ve also entered my “A Collection of Science Fiction Gems” (published January 2017) in the Collection/Anthology category. Cheers!


*FREE ON AMAZON NOW* My “Speculative Fiction – The Ultimate Collection” (a mixture of sci-fi, sci-fantasy and alternate history short stories) is free on Amazon 30 November and 1 December: http://www.amazon.com/Speculative-Fiction-Ultimate-Collection-ebook/dp/B00923K4P2   Here’s a link to a Paul Cole review of the book: http://wrfrbeameup.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/review-speculative-fiction-ultimate-coll.html  Also here’s a link to an excerpt from the book published on the Bewildering Stories site:  http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue499/spec_fic_ex.html

*FREE ON AMAZON NOW* My “Soldier of the Brell” sci-fi novella is free on Amazon 26/27/28 November 2017: http://www.amazon.com/Soldier-of-the-Brell-ebook/dp/B00A1TR85K   Here’s a review by Paul Cole of the Beam Me Up site: http://wrfrbeameup.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/all-things-good-and-scholes.html