Ian Creasey — News Archive

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31 March 2016 — My novelette "Digging for Paradise" has been reprinted in the anthology The Great Tome of Forgotten Relics and Artifacts edited by Julie Ann Dawson.  The usual story info is here.

29 March 2016 — The May 2016 issue of Analog is out now, containing my story "The Language of Flowers".  The story details are here.

13 March 2016 — My story "Restoring the Magic" has been reprinted at Triptych Tales.  The story background is here.

15 February 2016 — My short story "How I Lost Eleven Stone And Found Love" has been reprinted at Fantasy Scroll Mag.  The usual story information is here, and I've also published a background article: "Three Ways to Lose Weight in a Science-Fictional Universe".

12 February 2016 — My story "My Time on Earth" has placed in the top five in the 2015 Readers' Award Poll at Asimov's Science Fiction magazine.

15 October 2015 — My story "Bob's No-Kill Monster Shelter" has been published in the anthology Unidentified Funny Objects 4 edited by Alex Shvartsman.  The story background is here.

20 September 2015 — I have guest posts at Tony Ballantyne's blog and Jacey Bedford's blog, talking about my writing habits etc.

14 September 2015 — The October/November 2015 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction is out now, containing my short story "My Time on Earth".  The usual story background is here.

9 September 2015 — My collection Escape Routes from Earth is now available in print editions (large paperback, 6"x9") at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

2 September 2015 — My new short-story collection Escape Routes from Earth is now available in various electronic formats at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and Smashwords.  Full details are here.

1 June 2015 — The July/August 2015 issue of Analog is out now, containing my short story "Pincushion Pete".  The usual story details are here.

21 May 2015 — My story "The Adventures of Captain Contempt in Mixed Media Installations" has been podcasted at Fantasy Scroll Mag.  More information about the story is here.

27 April 2015 — My story "Escape from the Andromedan Empire", originally published in the November 2013 issue of Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, has been reprinted in a free sample issue.  The story background is here.

13 April 2015 — My story "The Adventures of Captain Contempt in Mixed Media Installations" has been reprinted in the April issue of Fantasy Scroll Mag.  More information about the story is here.

8 April 2015 — My novelette "Ministry of Karma" has been published in the anthology Insert Title Here edited by Tehani Wessely.  The story background is here.

9 March 2015 — My story "Copycrime" has been podcasted at Drabblecast as part of their B-Sides programme of premium content available to subscribers.  The usual story details are here.

21 January 2015 — My short story "Silence in Florence" has been podcasted at StarShipSofa.  The story background is here; a complete list of my fiction available in audio format is here.

14 December 2014 — My novelette "Kelly's Star" has been published in the first issue of new magazine Straeon.  More details about the story can be found here.

6 September 2014 — The November 2014 issue of Analog is out now, containing my short story "An Exercise in Motivation".  More information about the story is here.

24 April 2014 — My story "Restoring the Magic" has been published in fantasy anthology Neverland's Library edited by Roger Bellini.  The story background is here.

5 April 2014 — The June 2014 issue of Asimov's is out now, containing my short story "Ormonde and Chase".  The usual story details can be found here.

2 April 2014 — My story "Best In Show" has been reprinted and podcasted at Comets and Criminals.  Further information about the story can be found here.

26 March 2014 — My short story "The Shapes of Wrath" is out now in Strange Bedfellows: An Anthology of Political Science Fiction edited by Hayden Trenholm.  The story background is here.

15 March 2014 — My story "House Cleaning" has been reprinted in anthology Plan B Volume III.  More information about the story is here.

28 February 2014 — My short story "House Cleaning" has been reprinted in Plan B.  The usual story background can be found here.

30 January 2014 — My novelette "Digging for Paradise" has been reprinted in Shadows of a Fading World edited by Robert MacAnthony (Long Count Press), a themed anthology of sword and sorcery stories set at the decline of civilization, or in the aftermath of dead or dying worlds.  More information about the story can be found here.

31 December 2013 — My flash fiction story "You Are Not The First Minion To Disappoint Me" has been published by Nature.  Background information about the story is available here.

13 December 2013 — My novelette "Joining the High Flyers" has been podcasted by StarShipSofa.  This story is a sequel to "The Prize Beyond Gold"; further information about the story is here.  A complete list of all my fiction available in audio can be found here.

23 November 2013 — My story "Escape from the Andromedan Empire" has been published in the November 2013 issue of Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show (the link shows a preview; the full story is behind a paywall for subscribers).  Background details about the story are available here.

5 November 2013 — My short story "Erosion" has been reprinted in the anthology 21st Century Science Fiction, edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden.  The American edition is out now; the British edition is out on 21 November.  The story background can be found here.

25 September 2013 — My story "Memories of the Knacker's Yard" has been reprinted in the LampLight Volume 1 omnibus.  Background information about the story is here.

1 September 2013 — The October/November 2013 issue of Asimov's is out now, containing my story "Within These Well-Scrubbed Walls".  The usual background information can be found here.

17 July 2013 — The September 2013 issue of Asimov's is out now, containing my novelette "The Unparallel'd Death-Defying Feats of Astoundio, Escape Artist Extraordinaire".  Background information on the story is here.

6 April 2013 — My flash fiction "Reality 2.0" has been reprinted in issue 2 of Imaginaire.  The story originally appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine; the usual background information can be found here.

19 March 2013 — An audio recording of my story "Silence in Florence" is now available at podcast Tales of Old.  The story originally appeared in Asimov's (September 2006): background details about the story are available here.

22 February 2013 — My short story "Winning Veronica's Heart" has been published in the February 2013 issue of Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show.  Background details about the story are available here.

9 January 2013 — My short story "How I Lost Eleven Stone and Found Love" has been podcasted by StarShipSofa.  Background information about the story is here, and a complete list of all my stories available in audio is here.

6 December 2012 — My flash fiction "Live-Tweeting the Apocalypse" is out now at Daily Science Fiction; background information about the story is here.

10 October 2012 — My novella "Strawberry Thief", originally published in Weird Tales, is now available as an ebook for Kindle: details here.

25 August 2012 — My story "The Prize Beyond Gold" has been translated into Russian in the magazine Esli (August 2012); the story details are here.

21 August 2012 — My story "Memories of the Knacker's Yard" has been reprinted in issue 1 of LampLight; background information about the story is here.

7 July 2012 — My story "The Scaffold" has been reprinted in issue 1 of Scifia; the background to the story is here.

26 June 2012 — The August 2012 issue of Asimov's is out now, containing my novelette "Joining the High Flyers".  This is a sequel to my earlier story "The Prize Beyond Gold"; further information can be found here.

23 May 2012 — My collection Maps of the Edge is now available in print as a large-format paperback from Amazon.co.uk.

1 March 2012 — My short story "Souvenirs" is out now in the April/May 2012 issue of Asimov's.  Background information about the story is here.

8 December 2011 — In addition to the electronic editions, my collection Maps of the Edge is now available in print as a large-format paperback from Amazon.com.

7 December 2011 — I've been interviewed at Rick Novy's blog, where I answer questions about mathematics, music, and audio fiction.

23 November 2011 — I've been interviewed at Amber Sistla's blog.  I talk about my stories, my influences, and why I love living in Yorkshire.

10 November 2011 — My story "The Prize Beyond Gold" is now available as an audio download at Escape Pod.  The story originally appeared in Asimov's (December 2010); my background notes are here.

9 November 2011 — "The Prize Beyond Gold", a free sample story from my collection Maps of the Edge, is available as an ebook here in Kindle format or in other formats from this Smashwords page.

6 November 2011 — My short fiction collection Maps of the Edge is now available: details here.

30 July 2011 — The September 2011 issue of Asimov's is out now, containing my short story "The Odour of Sanctity".  Background information can be found here.

8 June 2011 — My short story "How I Lost Eleven Stone And Found Love" has been published in First Contact: Digital Science Fiction Anthology 1.  This is available at Amazon.com and Smashwords.  Background information on the story can be found here.

25 March 2011 — The Milford website is now hosted elsewhere.  Please update any links and bookmarks to the new address: www.MilfordSF.co.uk.

24 January 2011 — My novelette "I Was Nearly Your Mother" is out now in the March 2011 issue of Asimov's; background details are here.

6 October 2010 — The December 2010 issue of Asimov's is out now, containing my short story "The Prize Beyond Gold".  The usual background information is here.

20 September 2010 — Anthology The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 23 (edited by Gardner Dozois), containing my story "Erosion", is out now in the UK and available at Amazon.co.uk.  (This is the British edition of the American anthology The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection; despite the different title and volume number, they are the same book.)  The story background is here.

6 July 2010 — Anthology The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection (edited by Gardner Dozois), containing my story "Erosion", is out now in the USA and available at Amazon.com.  (The British edition of this anthology will be published in September.)  The story background is here.

28 June 2010 — Audiobook The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 2, edited by Allan Kaster, is now available from Infinivox.  This comprises 8 CDs with audio recordings of 10 short stories by various authors, including my own "Erosion".

8 June 2010 — The August 2010 issue of Asimov's is out now, containing my novelette "Crimes, Follies, Misfortunes, and Love".  The usual background details are here.

1 June 2010 — The anthology Year's Best SF 15 (edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer) is out now, containing my story "Erosion" (from Asimov's October/November 2009).  Buy the book at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk; read the story background here.

16 November 2009 — My short story "The Report of a Doubtful Creature" has been published in the November 2009 issue of Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show.  The background to the story is here.

2 September 2009 — The October/November 2009 issue of Asimov's is out now, containing my short story "Erosion".  For background information on the story, go here.

1 September 2009 — My poem "How to Build an Open-Source Deity" has been published in the September 2009 issue of Ideomancer.

8 August 2009 — My short story "The Hastillan Weed" is now available as an audio download at Escape Pod.  The story originally appeared in Asimov's (February 2006); my background notes are here.

30 July 2009The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF, edited by Mike Ashley, is published today in the UK (and will be out on August 25 in the USA).  It contains my short story "The Edge of the Map", which originally appeared in Asimov's (June 2006); more background information is here.  The anthology is available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com, and in bookshops.

22 July 2009 — My short story "The Edge of the Map" has been podcasted at Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine.  The story originally appeared in Asimov's (June 2006); more background information can be read here.

18 July 2009 — The August 2009 issue of Realms of Fantasy has been published, containing my novelette "Digging for Paradise".  My author's notes on the story are here.

13 July 2009 — My story "Silence in Florence" has been reprinted in the Polish anthology Kroki w nieznane (Steps Into the Unknown).  This is the first time my fiction has appeared in translation.  The story background can be found here.

19 March 2009 — My short story "This Is How It Feels" is now available as an audio download at Escape Pod.  The story originally appeared in Asimov's (March 2008); more background information can be read here.

8 October 2008 — My short-short story "Reality 2.0" has been podcasted by StarShipSofa in their show Aural Delights #45.  Mine is the first story after the introduction; the show also includes longer stories by Mack Reynolds and Paolo Bacigalupi, and non-fiction by Matt Sanborn Smith.  Story background here.

11 August 2008 — The September 2008 issue of Asimov's, featuring my short story "Cut Loose the Bonds of Flesh and Bone", has been published.  For background information on the story, go here

11 August 2008 — My flash fiction piece "Rush Hours" is out now in the anthology Triangulation: Taking Flight, edited by Pete Butler and published by PARSEC Ink.  The story background is here.

21 April 2008 — Three of my stories are available at AnthologyBuilder, a site selling personalised anthologies.  Readers can choose the stories they want from a wide-ranging database, which includes my "Drake's Devices" series "Demonstration Day", "Best In Show" and "The Franklin J. Berneville Memorial Trophy for Saving The World From Extreme Peril".  These stories originally appeared in online markets and can now be read in the exciting new dead-tree format. 

19 February 2008 — The March 2008 issue of Asimov's, containing my short story "This Is How It Feels", is out now.  Some background information on the story can be read here.

10 December 2007 — My story "Memories of the Knacker's Yard" is now available as a podcast at Pseudopod.  The background to the story is here.

17 September 2007 — My novelette "Demonstration Day" has been podcasted by The Great Beyond in two instalments.  This SF comedy was originally published in Oceans of the Mind (issue IX Fall 2003) and later reprinted in Jim Baen's Universe (Vol 1 Num 5, February 2007) — info.

29 August 2007 — My novella "Strawberry Thief" has been published in issue 345 of Weird Tales.  Read the inspiration and background behind the story here.

24 August 2007 — My short story "A Job For Life" is out now in the anthology Triangulation: End of Time edited by Pete Butler and published by PARSEC Ink.  The story background is here.

23 July 2007 — My story "Memories of the Knacker's Yard" has been published in issue 10 of Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest.  The background to the story is here.

28 June 2007 — The anthology Year's Best SF 12, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, is out now from Eos, containing my story "Silence in Florence" (from Asimov's September 2006).  Buy the book at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk; read the story background here.

13 April 2007 — My story "The Sounds That Come After Screaming" is now available as a podcast at Pseudopod.  (Warning: this is a dark story and not for the squeamish; info.)

1 February 2007 — My novelette "Demonstration Day" has been published in Jim Baen's Universe (Vol 1 Num 5, February 2007).  This story originally appeared in Oceans of the Mind (Issue IX, Fall 2003): info.

20 November 2006 — I've uploaded some new content: the stories behind the stories. On the Bibliography page, click the "info" links to see the inspiration and background behind my published works.

19 October 2006 — My story "The Golden Record" is out now in the December 2006 edition of Asimov's.

22 August 2006 — My story "The Fisherman of Northolt" has been published in the Summer 2006 issue of Postscripts.

12 August 2006Firefox News have reprinted my story "Night Shift on the Support Line".  The story originally appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine (#8 August/September 2003).

9 August 2006 — My story "Silence in Florence" is out now in the September 2006 issue of Asimov's.

27 July 2006Aberrant Dreams have published my story "Heart of the Forest" in their Summer 2006 issue.

30 May 2006 — My short story "Gather All The Hours" has been published by webzine The Dark Krypt.

21 April 2006 — My story "The Edge of the Map" has been published in the June 2006 issue of Asimov's.

9 April 2006 — The anthology Gods And Monsters, which contains a reprint of my story "The Chalk Giant", is out now and available from Amazon.co.uk.

21 March 2006 — The Spring 2006 issue of Oceans of the Mind, containing my novelette "The Franklin J. Berneville Memorial Trophy for Saving The World From Extreme Peril", has been published.  The issue theme is "Tribute to the Golden Age of Pulps", and this story revisits characters previously seen in "Demonstration Day" (Oceans of the Mind, Fall 2003).

19 January 2006 — The Winter 2006 issue of Shimmer is out, with my short-short "The Goldsmith".

13 January 2006 — The February 2006 issue of Asimov's is out now, containing my story "The Hastillan Weed".

29 December 2005 — My short story "A Sordid Boon" has just been published in the Winter 2005 issue of Here & Now.

1 December 2005 — My novelette "Infestation" has been published by ezine Deep Magic.

8 November 2005 — The anthology TEL : Stories, edited by Jay Lake and featuring my story "In Profit And In Loss", has just been published: details at Wheatland Press.

20 October 2005 — I've posted audio files of a few flash fiction pieces: download them here.

20 August 2005 — I attended the Milford UK workshop: read all about it here.



This page last updated: 28 February 2017