A few new bits of news to report. “Beam Me Up,” a local radio show that has aired in Maine over the past five years, broadcast a reading of my story “Snatch Me Another” in this week’s episode. (The original recording was masterfully produced by Tony Smith and the crew at StarshipSofa a few months ago.) Paul Cole, who runs Beam Me Up, told me he has already received several telephone calls with positive feedback. You can listen to a podcast of the show here.
“Beam is Up” is also in the process of recording “Dear Annabehls,” a companion piece to “Snatch Me Another,” which will be airing on the program next month.
I still can’t thank Wendy Delmater enough for originally publishing “Snatch Me Another” at Abyss and Apex. Since then, the story has been reprinted in Rich Horton’s anthology Unplugged: The Web’s Best SF and Fantasy, Download 2008; finished at #25 on the Locus Recommended List for 2008 for short stories; appeared as a notable story on the 2009 Million Writers Award List (where it made the short list but just missed the Top 10); was podcast on Starship Sofa (pitted against a C.M. Kornbluth classic); and now has appeared on the “Beam Me” Up radio program. Wow. I never would’ve predicted such a long shelf life for this little story.