All posts by Dominic Dulley

Highlights

For all its faults and opinionated arseholes, Twitter is easy: chuckle and retweet … bang out a thought in 280 characters or less … find an awesome gif.

Blogging takes more effort and thought, which is why I don’t do it very often. However, with Shattermoon coming out in exactly a month I really should get my shit together.

My last post here was in 2016, after I signed a two-book deal with Jo Fletcher Books for Shattermoon and a sequel. Clearly a lot of stuff has happened since then, all of which was documented on Twitter (and by extension Facebook – quietly vomits into a bag). I won’t go through it all, but here are some highlights of the past 18 months or so.

 

August 2017: My short story Saturday Night Genocide which had previously appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Magazine #62 was selected for its 2016’s Best Stories anthology.

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October 2017: Cover reveal of Shattermoon.

Shattermoon: The Long Game Book 1 by [Dulley, Dominic]

 

November 2017: I was interviewed by Australian writer Madeleine d’Este for her excellent Write Through The Roof podcast.

 

December 2017: I wrote a blog post for JFB on how I’d found the editing process.

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December 2017: I was chuffed to bits when Shattermoon was included in SFX magazine’s 2018 Unmissable Books Preview!

 

January 2018: I was featured again in SFX magazine – this time in the Getting Started section of its Books issue.

 

February 2018: I wrote another post for the JFB blog, this time on my Top Ten Favourite Spaceships.

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So there it is. A slow build that I suspect is about to get quite frantic for a while.

Shattermoon is out in ebook on May 3rd, and trade paperback on June 14th.

Achievement Unlocked

So I finally got my latest draft to the beta readers yesterday after seemingly endless tweaking. As long as they don’t hate it, it will just require a final read through in a few weeks and then off to my agent.

It’s always odd reaching this stage after months of working on something every day (I started this one in October 2014).

My floatiness was short-lived however, as the dread realisation that I now have to tackle the synopsis dragged me back to grim reality.

Far Orbit: Apogee Cover Reveal

I always think a cover says so much about the quality of the contents, and I have nightmares about having my work featured in a publication with substandard cover art. Fortunately I genuinely like the cover of the Far Orbit: Apogee anthology.

And, for the first time, here it is:

APOGEE cover

 

Here are a few words about the anthology.

“Apogee is the second volume in the Far Orbit anthology series edited by Bascomb James.  This well-received series features modern science fiction adventures crafted by a new generation of Grand Tradition SF writers.

If you’re looking for science fiction stories like they used to write, this is the book for you.  Apogee takes all of the fun-to-read adventure, ingenuity, and heroism of mid-century pulp fiction and shapes it for a new generation of readers. Follow the adventures of heroic scientists, lunar detectives, space dragons, robots, interstellar pirates, gunslingers, and other memorable characters as they wrestle with adversity beyond the borders of our small blue marble.”

If you wish to pre-order, you can do so at the following sites. The release date is October 13th 2015, and the book is available in trade paperback and ebook formats, from World Weaver Press.

Official page:

http://www.worldweaverpress.com/far-orbit-apogee.html 

Goodreads:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26074100-far-orbit-apogee

Amazon:

(US ebook) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013TFTKK8

(UK) www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B013TFTKK8

(CA) www.amazon.ca/dp/B013TFTKK8

Kobo:

(US) https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/far-orbit-apogee

(CA) https://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/far-orbit-apogee

 

 

Far Orbit: Apogee Update

The Far Orbit: Apogee anthology is progressing nicely, with a release date of October 13, 2015.

The cover reveal is scheduled for Thursday August 13th, 2015, when I will be posting and tweeting cover art and the back cover copy.

Here is a list of the contributors and their story titles:

TO DEFEND AND KEEP FROM HARM – Anna Salonen

THIS STORY WILL WIN A HUGO – James Van Pelt

CONTAMINATION – Jay Werkheiser

A MOST EXCEPTIONAL SCHOLARSHIP – Nestor M. Delfino

MASKS – Jennifer Campbell-Hicks

MURDER AT TRANQUILITY BASE – Dave Creek

THE AFFAIRS OF DRAGONS – Julie Frost

CULTURE SHOCK – Keven R. Pittsinger

LOST IN TRANSMUTATION – Wendy Sparrow

N31GHB0RS – Eric Del Carlo

DAINTY JANE – Dominic Dulley

LIVE BY THE TEN, DIE BY THE GUN – Milo James Fowler

BY THE SHORES OF A MARTIAN SEA – Sam S. Kepfield