'Mr. Catt," a story about a large cat who wants to have a dragon...
Another story based on Icelandic folklore, this about a school girl, a troll and an old farmer with an odd ability...
This is about "Laki," a huge volcanic eruption in Iceland at the end of the 18th century and a farm family that struggles to survive the eruption. The eruption was real and terrible, but the trolls are made up.
I don't actually know when this is coming out. (Maybe I should check the Uncanny website.) Anyway, this issue will contain a story of mine titled "The Graveyard." It's a ghost story set in contemporary Iceland, and it's based on a conversation I had with the curator of an Icelandic history site. So part of the story is true, insofar as ghost stories are true.
The story in this anthology, "Loft the Sorcerer," is based on an Iceland folktale, I think a famous one, though I am not an expert on Icelandic folktales. The early part of my story is directly from the folktale. Then, in the middle, I take it in a new direction involving trolls. I like my version of Icelandic trolls, as did the editor of this anthology, the late Gardner Dozois.
Asimov's Science Fiction
The story here -- "Tunnels" -- is set in the Lydia Duluth universe and is the most recent LD story I have written.
December, 2016 issue.
My story "Checkerboard Planet" is in this. It's one of a series of stories -- space opera, I guess you would call them -- about Lydia Duluth, who is a former revolutionary and present location scout for the famous interstellar holoplay company Stellar Harvest.
My story "Daisy," which I love, is in this.
My story "Mines" is in this.Gardner Dozois picked it up for one of his Best SF of the Year anthologies. I am very fond of this story because it has an African Giant Pouched Rat in it. The hero of the story is okay, but the rat is excellent.
My story "Ruins" is in this.