I’ve previously mentioned that I have a collection coming out, but I haven’t given too much in the way of details.   That’s about to change. (Well, I hope this post doesn’t give too much in the way of details, but rather just the right amount.)

The collection will be titled Rejiggering the Thingamajig and Other Stories, and will include most of my published stories from 2004 to 2010, including Nebula-award-nominated “That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made.” It will also include a never-before-published story, “The Day the Music Died.”   A brief essay by me about each story will be included.   And I’m proud to say that Stanley Schmidt, the editor of Analog (where seven of the stories were first published), has agreed to write the introduction.

Paper Golem will be publishing the collection.   They published Cat Rambo’s collection and the Alembical series of novella anthologies, plus the anthology Prime Codex, featuring stories by members of the Codex Writers, including yours truly.   And they have managed to get the fantastically talented Mary Robinette Kowal to be the art director for the book.

Lawrence Schoen, the publisher, first approached me about doing a collection at WorldCon in Denver in 2008.   He said he figured that in a couple of years, I’d have enough published stories that it would make sense.   He was right, but fortunately we put off the collection until this year, which allowed us to include “That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made.”   Our plan was to have the book ready in time for me to do a book launch at CONduit, the local Utah convention at the end of May.   But after the Nebula nomination, we decided to hurry things a bit to have copies of the collection a week earlier for Nebula Awards Weekend in Washington, DC.   So you’ll be able to buy a copy before the end of May.

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