Be wary of silence, because it only means that machinations are going on behind the curtain. Here are the rest of the contributors to SPACE ELDRITCH II, which should be invading your dreams by the end of the month.
D.J. Butler, another veteran of the first SPACE ELDRITCH volume, is a lawyer by training, but he’s been writing speculative fiction for all audiences since 2010. His Mormon steampunk novel City of the Saints was shortlisted for the 2012 Whitney Awards. His forthcoming novel, Crecheling, is a YA post-apocalyptic adventure that’s awesome. His contribution to SEII is “Seed,” and might not be safe for work (depending on where you work).
David J. West, another returning contributor to the first SPACE ELDRITCH, writes adventure in all its forms: historic, fantastic, and science-fic. His first novel is Heroes of the Fallen, and his next novel, Bless the Child, is coming soon. His story for SEII is “The Queen in Darkness.”
Larry Correia is the New York Times bestselling author of the Monster Hunter International series, the award winning Grimnoir Chronicles trilogy (Hard Magic, Spellbound, and Warbound), and the military thrillers Dead Six and Swords of Exodus, all available from Baen Books. He has also written novellas and the novel Into the Storm for Privateer Press set in their Warmachine universe, and published over a dozen short stories in various anthologies. Larry was a Campbell finalist for best new writer in 2011, a Verlanger finalist for best novel in France, and has won two Audie Awards for best audiobook. His story for SEII is “Dead Waits Dreaming.”
Eric James Stone is a Nebula Award winner, Hugo Award nominee, and winner in the Writers of the Future Contest, and has had stories published in Year’s Best SF 15, Analog, Nature, and Kevin J. Anderson’s Blood Lite anthologies of humorous horror, among other venues. Over two dozen of his tales can be found in his collection Rejiggering the Thingamajig and Other Stories. In addition to his day job as a website programmer, Eric is an assistant editor for Intergalactic Medicine Show. His story for SEII is “The Humans in the Walls.”
Steve Diamond runs Elitist Book Reviews, which was nominated for the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Fanzine. He has published several short stories, and has several more pieces of short fiction forthcoming through Skull Island eXpeditions in the Warmachine universe. His story for SEII is “Within the Walls.”
Howard Tayler is the writer and illustrator behind Schlock Mercenary, the Hugo-nominated science fiction comic strip. Howard is also featured on the Parsec award-winning and Hugo-nominated “Writing Excuses” podcast, a weekly ’cast for genre-fiction writers. His contribution to SEII, set in the same universe as his story in the first SPACE ELDRITCH, is “Fall of the Runewrought.”
Are you salivating yet?