Most of my short fiction is in the area of science fiction and fantasy game-related fiction, though I have done some mainstream literary fiction as well. My story for Aria Kalsan is my first to be published in book form, and went on sale in October 2004.
For quite a few years now, I have been involved with a Play-By-Mail game called CTF 2187 run by Advanced Gaming Enterprises. In that battle-robot based combat game, I formed the first team dedicated solely to female pilots (though we mainly have male players) called the Sisters of Silicon. The Sisters of Silicon celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2002.
As an offshoot of that, I wrote a set of stories about the creation of the team and later some smaller stories about some of the other members. The series on the creation of the team, featuring team leader Femme Fatale, appeared in the PBM magazine Paper Mayhem from 1992 to 1996. Paper Mayhem folded following its editor, David Webber, passing away following a battle with cancer. After a long break, I took up the reins in the e-zine Sabledrake Magazine (now on hiatus) from 2002 to 2004 in order to give the story characters – that grew beyond the game characters – the attention they deserved. I now have the rights to the Paper Mayhem material and hope to make it available again in the future.
Several other "short" short stories for CTF 2187 appeared in the now-folded newsletter Sisterhood, dedicated to female players and personas in PBM gaming. Those stories have now been made available on the World Wide Web with the permission of the copyright holders. You can read them and find out more about my CTF2187 stories at my Tales of CTF2187 site.
I also did one story for Paper Mayhem about another game called PORTINIUM, but that game has since folded.
Literary Fiction Stories - Magazines and E-Zines
Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories - Anthologies
Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories - Magazines and E-Zines
Last updated: March 12, 2005