Here is great news from Tony Pi!
Tony is in his second year of eligibility for the John W. Campbell Best
New Writer Award. Locus reported that he missed the ballot last year by 3 votes!
Tony recently wrote to me the following
"It's confirmed...my novelette in Writers of the Future XXIII, "The
Stone Cipher", will be on the curriculum of the summer Science Fiction
course at the Department of English at the University of Toronto. The
class will be studying selected short stories from the anthology. The
complete list of stories slated for study are:
"The Stone Cipher" by Tony Pi
"Saturn in G Minor" by Stephen Kotowych
"The Frozen Sky" by Jeff Carlson
"Primetime" by Douglas Texter
"The Sun God at Dawn, Rising From A Lotus Blossom" by Andrea Kail
"Ripping Carovella" by Kim Zimring "
Tony been invited to go to the class and speak to the students about
the story, the anthology, and writing speculative fiction.
He also has several stories coming out (check out his website athttp://www.eyrie.org/~pi
). Of particular interest is "Tekkai
Exhales His Avatar", which is coming out in Orson Scott Card's
Intergalactic Medicine Show in the February 2009
That is the story that Tony had to write in 24 hours during the
Writers of the Future workshop.
Tony states that even after several revisions it's still
pretty much the story he wrote at the workshop, but better - for the
advice he received from the WOTF class.
In his own words "That's quite satisfying!".
4th quarter Volume 25 winners announced tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!