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Reminder: “My Heart” performance May 8th

Just a reminder, the adaptation of my story “My Heart is a Quadratic Equation” will once again be performed two weeks from today by The Pulp Stage as part of their “Sassy Sci Fi” night.

Actors.
Dialogue.
Forbidden love amongst aliens, robots… and nerds.

T H E   E V E N I N G   F E A T U R E S

Close Encounter by Robin Pond
Making My Entrance Again With My Usual Flair by Ken Scholes
Deb & Joan by Isaac Rathbone
They’re Made Out of Meat by Terry Bisson
My Heart Is a Quadratic Equation by Shane Halbach

Come on down to the unsnooty Sip D’vine wine shop in Multnomah Village, have a glass and get ready for some fun. Seating for the show starts at 7:30pm with a suggested donation of  $5 to $10

THIS SHOW IS BEST SUITED FOR AUDIENCES OLD ENOUGH TO CONSUME ALCOHOL.

As it turns out, that warning goes for all of my fiction.


Encore performance

I am happy to announce that The Pulp Stage will be once again performing the theater adaptation of my story, “My Heart is a Quadratic Equation” in Portland on May 8.

I am so, so happy with the adaptation. I have the audio from the original performance and it is simply awesome! If you are in Portland I highly recommend stopping by, either on May 8th, or to any of their other performances.


We’re getting trilingual up in here

I am extremely pleased to announce that my story, “My Heart is a Quadratic Equation” is now live at Nova Fantasia.

If you follow that link, you may notice that Nova Fantasia is not an English-language magazine. So unless you speak Galician, you may have trouble understanding.

You know what that means: I’m going big in Galicia baby!

Not only do I get to see myself in print in another language, I also get to learn the proper Galician phrasing for Nala: “un gato molestoso.” That sounds so much better than “annoying cat”, doesn’t it?

Fortunately, if you do not speak Galician, the story is available elsewhere in English.

FURTHERMORE, I shall also be appearing in Polish next month; I’ll post the link when I have it.

In conclusion: my plans for world domination proceed apace. You cannot hide from me, not even in Galicia.


“My Heart” in its theatrical debut

Just a friendly reminder: an adaptation of my story “My Heart is a Quadratic Equation” will be featured as part of the Pulp Stage’s upcoming Sci Fi Night show next Thursday, April 24th.

More details are available here, but if you happen to be out Portland way, be sure to stop in at the Jack London Bar and check it out. Tickets are only $5 if you buy them online!

 


Me, the Campbell Award, and a Whole Lot of Free Stories

As it happens, I am in my second, and final, year of eligibility for the John W. Campbell “Best New Writer” award. The chances of me being nominated are essentially nil, but that’s not why I’m writing this post. No, I’m writing to tell you about the 2014 Cambellian Anthology.

Mr. Blake has been kind enough to once again compile a list of works from eligible writers, including myself, and provide it free of charge. This a MASSIVE tome of FREE FICTION from the best and brightest new writers speculative fiction has to offer.

As a final tally of what can be found within, this year’s volume includes contributions from 111 Writers, who supplied over 860,000 words of fiction. On a practical level, that breaks down to 29 novel excerpts, 15 novelettes, 113 short stories, 26 pieces of flash, and a poem…

I assume most of you reading this have read my contribution, “My Heart is a Quadratic Equation”, but here is your chance to read a metric ton of amazing stories from amazing writers, for free (limited time though, download now!). I know many of these writers, and they are all so incredibly talented. Even if you can’t read all 860,000 words, just jump around and pick a few at random. Maybe you’ll find a new favorite author, just before they break out.

The book is available in .mobi (kindle) and .epub (nook and everything else) format. If you don’t know how to open those files, there is additional information here, about halfway down. (DRM free, for those who care about such things.) I was able to open the .epub directly on my computer, without downloading any additional software.


Shape of: “My Heart is a Quadratic Equation”, Form of: Live Theater

I have some very exciting news to announce! Matt Haynes from The Pulp Stage has adapted my story “My Heart is a Quadratic Equation” for the theater.

Matt emailed me out of the blue after hearing my story on Escape Pod. I probably would have just figured Matt was a Nigerian prince or something (I mean, come on. “We want to adapt your story for theater. Just send along your credit card information to cover the costs…”, right?), except he had just done a guest narration over on Toasted Cake, so I had actually heard of him just before he contacted me.

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am about this whole thing. So I’ve been published online, via email, in print, in audio, and now I can add live action to the list. It’s been a whirlwind to say the least.

I’m not sure about when they will actually be performing the play, but of course I will keep you posted. Unfortunately, the company is in Portland, which is a little far for me to go and see it. Not sure if I have any Portlandian readers, but if anybody is out that way, please go and report back! I’d love to hear how it went!


“My Heart is a Quadratic Equation” now live at Escape Pod

Escape Pod episode 399, including my story “My Heart is a Quadratic Equation”, is now available for download.

Hearing the story in audio format was absolutely as cool as I thought it would be. I couldn’t help but smile through the entire thing. It’s like I just kept thinking, “Hey! That thing coming out of the radio right now? I wrote that! That’s mine!” And hearing Norm Sherman, my most favorite fiction podcast host in the whole world, read my bio was absolutely surreal.

Special thanks to the narrator, Christina Lebonville, for giving Chrysanthemum just the right twist of intelligence, long-suffering boredom, and sarcasm that I imagined her to have.

Anyway, go check it out, and leave a comment if you’re so inclined.