Keeping busy in 2017

With the year nearly over, how does 2017 look for me? It looks a little quieter, to be honest. Book-wise, I should have two new anthologies out. Infinity Wars, the sixth Infinity anthology, should be out from Solaris some time in June. It will follow The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 11, which should be out in May.

Passing Strange, Ellen Klages
Passing Strange, Ellen Klages

There should also be some novellas I’ve edited coming out from Tor.com. First up is Passing Strange by Ellen Klages (January), followed by Caitlin Kiernan’s Agents of Dreamland (February), Gwyneth Jones’s Proof of Concept (April), and something from Ian McDonald later in the year. I’ve also acquired several short stories from Yoon Ha Lee, Lavie Tidhar and others that will be coming out through the year.

I don’t currently have any plans to edit any single-author collections, though I am overdue on working on the Best of Lafferty. I’ll be working on Locus as always (my 20th year!), and maybe one or two other things if I can interest publishers.

As always, I’ll be co-hosting the Coode Street Podcast with Gary Wolfe. We should hit our 300th episode some time before the end of 2016, so we’ll be cruising on into our next hundred with assorted guests. We’re keen to do more short story episodes with Kij Johnson, and there’s always the Roundtable with Ian and James (which I’ve been holding up, but am very keep to get back to).

What else? Conventions. I plan to attend WorldCon 75 in Helsinki, Finland this August. It’s my main convention for 2017. I ate also purchased a membership to World Fantasy 2017 in San Antonio, and really hope to be there, though we’ll have to see what plans and finances permit. If the world is insanely generous I may also make it to Continuum 13, the 57th Australian National Science Fiction Convention in Melbourne this June. We’ll have to see though.

I think that’s it. It sounds like a lot, I guess, but I’m feeling like I need to get on with things and add another project or two to the mix. Hopefully I can come up with something interesting before 2016 is done.

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