My near future science fiction story "Nervewrecking" will appear in the near future anthology 2020 Visions in the near future.
M-Brane is offering a pre-order special for the print edition: $13.95 including shipping, plus a complimentary one-year electronic subscription to M-Brane SF Magazine.
Full lineup of the anthology:
- Mary Robinette Kowal – "Birthright"
- Sheila Finch – "The Persistence of Butterflies"
- Randy Henderson – "A Shelter for Living Things"
- Jason S. Ridler - "Showing Light"
- Ernest Hogan – "Radiation is Groovy, Kill the Pigs"
- David Lee Summers – "The Revelation of Thought"
- Jeff Spock – "Teh Afterl1fe"
- Emily Devenport - "If the Sun’s at Five O’Clock, It Must be Yellow Daisies"
- Cat Rambo – "Therapy Buddha"
- Jack Mangan – "Dead Rookies"
- David Boop - "Organ Cloning While You Wait"
- Spencer Ellsworth – "The Black Plague of Our Generation"
- Gareth L. Powell – "The Bigger The Star, The Faster It Burns"
- Alethea Kontis – "Pocket Full of Posey"
- Alex Wilson – "Nervewrecking"
- David Gerrold – "Time Capsule 2120: Actual Comments from Lunar Tourists"
"Nervewrecking" has been with me for almost a decade, begun by a general interest in the brain and the many fun things that can go wrong up there, and ending with Rick's likely correct assumption that my brain injury informed my most recent rewrite. I had as much trouble with placing this one as I had with giving up on it, so I love that "Nerve Wrecking" ends up sharing a table of contents with peers and peerless, some of whom I'm happy to call friends. The others might be perfectly nice people as well but "nice" isn't really one of the reasons we read fiction, so I don't want to cast any aspersions.