THE SENTINEL sneaky peak, THE AGE ATOMIC ARCs, and LitReactor’s Sci-Fi Writing Challenge

As most will know, I’m a fan of comics, so it’s possibly no surprise that writing my comic debut, The Sentinel, is a whole bunch of fun. Over at Hot Key Books, I talk a bit about the experience, and finally we get to share some art by Nadine Ashworth, who is officially on board! Working with her and my editor Ned has been a delight, and my inbox is constantly full of surprises as new pages and sketches arrive.

This comic writing thing is super cool. I could get used to it.

In other news, ARCs of The Age Atomic have arrived in the US, and they look, well, hot is the only way to describe them (aside from green, of course):

Photo courtesy of Mike Underwood.

Of course, if ARCs exist (and eARCs are also up on Netgalley) then people are going to start reading the book soon.


Three books in and it doesn’t get any less scary…

Finally, LitReactor is having a sci-fi writing challenge! The rules are straightforward and  can be found on their site, but basically you can submit a 1,500 – 4,000 word short story, which is then graded by other readers. The top-marked stories will then be read and critiqued by myself, Chuck Wendig, Kat Howard and Joseph Nassise. This is going to be lots of fun, and I’m looking forward to reading the winning entries!