Author: A. P. Howell

  • “5:37”: Translunar Travelers Lounge

    “5:37”: Translunar Travelers Lounge

    Issue Three of Translunar Travelers Lounge went live on August 15. In addition to the free-to-read online format, it’s also available as an ebook from Amazon. My short story “5:37” is on the menu (one of four Jasmine Luna Blends, “subtle in scent and sweet in flavor”). The story’s basic concept is a decades-old joke […]

  • “Digital Pyre”: Little Blue Marble

    “Digital Pyre”: Little Blue Marble

    “Digital Pyre” is online at Little Blue Marble. I used to be an archivist; some of my work involved digitizing materials. There are constant sighs (or screams) within the field at the assumption that archivists should digitize everything. Professionally speaking, throwing things away is an important function. We’re living in an era of ubiquitous information. […]

  • Glitter and Hope StoryBundle

    Glitter and Hope StoryBundle

    The Glitter and Hope Bundle, curated by Cat Rambo, is available from StoryBundle. It’s a pay-what-you-want/can model, starting at $5, and you’ll receive DRM-free ebooks. I originally conceived of it as a hopepunk centered bundle, but as I sorted through possibilities, I found less punk than plenty of hopeful stories that reminded me that hope […]

  • “Shared Space”: Community of Magic Pens

    “Shared Space”: Community of Magic Pens

    Today is the official publication date of Community of Magic Pens. You can find the anthology at various retailers—Amazon, Bookshop, Kobo, etc.—or buy direct from the publisher, Atthis Arts. This project has been a delight. I was charmed when I saw the Kickstarter. A lot of the stories kicking around in my head have trended […]

  • r/Fantasy’s Virtual Con

    r/Fantasy’s Virtual Con

    Reddit’s r/Fantasy is hosting Virtual Con events, and despite having given the site many side-eyes in the past I’m going to pop in on Thursday, March 26. Atthis Arts will be doing an AMA, and I’ll be there in my capacity as a contributor to Community of Magic Pens and out of curiosity to hear […]

  • Anthology release day

    Anthology release day

    Eighteen: Stories of Mischief and Mayhem is now officially available, in trade paperback and ebook formats, from the usual bookseller suspects. (The publisher’s page has links.) The book includes my story “Like Gold Upon Her Tongue.” I spent part of the afternoon curled up reading and enjoying other people’s stories, so if you are in […]

  • Preorder Eighteen: Stories of Mischief and Mayhem

    Preorder Eighteen: Stories of Mischief and Mayhem

    Eighteen: Stories of Mischief and Mayhem is available for preorder in electronic and paper formats. Visit your favored vendor of multi-genre anthologies, or check out the publisher’s page for links to retailers. Anyone who lives in the Pacific Northwest (I do not) may also have interest in the official book release party at the Rose […]

  • Cover and TOC: Community of Magic Pens

    Cover and TOC: Community of Magic Pens

    It’s time for updates on Community of Magic Pens, edited by E.D.E. Bell, coming in May from Atthis Arts (and available for preorder now). The cover art was revealed, in a low-key fashion, on Twitter. It’s by Journey, a young Detroit-based artist. (She also produced artwork for the Kickstarter campaign.) It’s happy and charming and […]

  • Community of Magic Pens

    Community of Magic Pens

    I’m very pleased to announce that my short story “Shared Space” will appear in Community of Magic Pens. I think the anthology’s going to be a lot of fun (I backed it on Kickstarter before submissions opened). It’s available for preorder now, with publication expected in May.

  • “Kill Switch”: Daily Science Fiction

    “Kill Switch”: Daily Science Fiction

    Daily Science Fiction‘s featured story for today is “Kill Switch.” Check it out if you’re in the mood for a flash tale of biotechnology, professionalism, and evil.