Jeff Carlson (WOTF XXIII) made three short fiction sales in the opening days of 2008. His story "Long Eyes" will appear in the new Fast Forward 2 anthology from Pyr Books, and two old stories entitled "Pressure" and "Interrupt" were solicited for translation into Hebrew in the Israeli sci fi magazine Mercury . Jeff has also just sold audio rights to his debut novel Plague Year. This summer, Recorded Books will release Plague Year unabridged on CD and cassette. The book will also be available as a digital download from Audible.com, the same audio books company that released L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future XXIII.