Jan 22 2010

Kicking off 2010

Published by at 6:33 pm under Uncategorized

Okay, so it’s a little later than most other people’s New Year’s postings. I’ll be backing and filling a bit.

I’ll be in Colorado Springs for the CoSine SF con this weekend. Always fun and I’m sorry I had to miss it last year. I’m starting the weekend on a high note, I just got the page proofs for my Analog story “Light Conversation”. It looks like it will be in the June 2010 issue, probably on the stands in early April (I just received my subscription copy of the April issue).

Speaking of Analog, congrats to my friend Brad Torgersen on his first sale to Analog, with a novelette, no less. He recently won in the 2009Q3 Writers of the Future Contest too. He’s making a big splash with his first two pro sales. Way to go Brad!

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4 Responses to “Kicking off 2010”

  1. Brad R. Torgersenon 27 Jan 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Thanks for the mention, Al. I wish I could say we’d be in the same issue, but I am guessing I won’t appear until late 2010 or probably 2011, depending on how far Stan has bought out.

    I’ve got some challenging goals for 2010, in terms of production. Numerous short work projects, two novels… I am totally going to try and capitalize on the “splash” and see where it takes me. So far, so good. Nice to be getting results after so many years of zilch. As you yourself well know.

    Let’s wish ourselves luck!

  2. Alastairon 02 Feb 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Absolutely right, Brad. Good luck!

    And just because your story won’t be appearing until a late 2010 or 2011 issue of Analog doesn’t mean we can’t be in the same issue. I am going to send Stan more stories, after all. 😉

  3. Brad R. Torgersenon 03 Feb 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Och! (slaps head) Too right.

    I’d say we should make it a goal — between us — to keep selling to Stan until we inevitably end up sharing multiple issues. (wink)

    Until, at some far-flung future date, groups of aspirants are sitting around complaining about the editorial policies of the digests, and saying, “I am so sick of that Torgersen! He writes crap! I am so much better than him, but there he is, every issue.” And one of the others respons, “You think Torgersen is bad, you should see Mayer. I think he has stock in Dell Magazines or something, ’cause he’s in every flipping issue…”


  4. Alastairon 03 Feb 2010 at 7:04 pm

    LOL! I like it.

    Back when Jerry Pournelle was starting out, there were a few issues of Analog in which he appeared multiple times, as himself and under a pseudonym (“Wade Curtis”, there may have been others). Something to aspire to, anyway.