I’ve got a story in the new anthology Galactic Games from Baen. It is out now.
This is a sci-fi sports anthology put together by Bryan Thomas Schmidt (who is editing the MHI anthology with me), and it features a bunch of really good authors.
My story is called Shooter Ready. And you can guess by the title that I used the only sport that I’ve ever actually been good at. Only this is future 3gun, and it is the story of the last unaugmented human being to compete in open class against cyborgs, genetically engineered post humans, and robots designed to be SWAT teams by themselves.
I get into the real life mental game of speed shooting, but really, this is a sci-fi story about a man who doesn’t know how to quit. I’m proud of this story.
Bryan asked me if I would be willing to Book Bomb this one, and originally I was going to because I think he puts together some fantastic anthologies, but then I ran up against the rule that I’m not allowed to Book Bomb myself, and I’m in here. BBs are for me to help other writers, and the second I help myself with one, I know it’ll rile up the poo flingers. BBs work because people are enthusiastic and they’ve got a good rep. The last thing I need is a bunch of drooling imbeciles throwing fits because they hate my guts and tainting the concept. Regulars know which bunch I’m talking about.
So this is not a Book Bomb, but consider it a plug. As in go and buy this because it is going to be awesome. Look at that list of names. That’s some serious talent (even if a couple of them don’t like me, they’re still talented)
But come to think of it, this isn’t officially a BOOK BOMB but IF YOU WANT TO SHARE IT I CAN’T STOP YOU. 🙂