Tony Pi
17 January 2012 @ 09:25 pm

"Remains of the Witch" is the cover story for InterGalactic Medicine Show #26and it's beautifully illustrated by Anna Repp.

IGMS is subscription-based and allows access to all the back issues, so if you missed two of my previous stories ("We Who Steal Faces" in #22 and "Tekkai Exhales His Avatar" in #11), you can read them at the same time. Enjoy!

 
 
 
Tony Pi
21 November 2011 @ 09:52 pm

The Dragon and the Stars, edited by Derwin Mak and Eric Choi, won the 2011 Prix Aurora Award for Best Related Work English yesterday! I'm really happy to be part of the anthology. Here are a couple pictures of me at the ceremony, representing the authors in the book and getting to hold the trophies.

For the full list of Aurora Award winners, look here. Congrats to everyone!

 
 
 
Tony Pi
24 June 2011 @ 08:21 pm


WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME, which contains my story "Brine Magic," is now available on Amazon, in print and Kindle versions, and available in epub on the Dragon Moon Press website. Also check out the Goodreads page.
Table of Contents
A Place to Come Home To by Jay Lake and Shannon Page
The Evil That Remains by Erik Buchanan
Full Circle by Steve Bornstein
Lessons Learned by Peadar Ó Guilín
Brine Magic by Tony Pi
The Legend of Gluck by Marie Bilodeau
One and Twenty Summers by Brian Cortijo
The Blue Corpse Corps by Jim C. Hines
Ashes of the Bonfire Queen by Rosemary Jones
Keeping Time by Gabrielle Harbowy
Scar Tissue by Chris A. Jackson
Coward by Todd McCaffrey
Nine Letters Found in a Muddied Case on the Road in Baden, Germany by Xander Briggs
The Once and Now-ish King by J.M. Frey
His Last Monster by J.P. Moore
Dark Helm Returns by Ed Greenwood
Mirror, Mirror by Phil Rossi
Knights and Beans by Julie Kagawa
Oathbreaker by Erik Scott de Bie

The official launch will be at GenCon in August, and the book will also be on sale at Dragon*Con. Many thanks to the editors Gabrielle Harbowy and Ed Greenwood for their hard work in bringing this out much sooner than expected!
 
 
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Tony Pi
24 June 2011 @ 08:17 pm
I've added e-book editions of Academy of Super-Heroes to a special collection in my iBooks.

What is Academy of Super-Heroes? It's a shared-world superhero setting that has been around since 1994. The invention of Dave Van Domelen, he opened the ASHiverse to other writers like Matt Rossi III, Marc Singer, Andrew Burton and me (far from an exhaustive list). The stories were (and still are) distributed free on the newsgroup rec.arts.comics.creative in plaintext format.

Dave persuaded me to start a series under the ASH imprint called Conclave of Super-Villains in 1997, and that's where I cut my writing teeth. Under Dave's editorial direction, my earliest attempts at plot and character somehow became readable prose, and it was a blast coordinating plots and characters with the other writers.

To thank Dave and the other writers, I gifted them yesterday with Omnibus e-book editions of the nearly 300 stories in EPUB format using Sigil. If you're interested in reading the series as well, they are available for free here (or visit Dave's ASH Archive for the original plaintext versions).
 
 
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Tony Pi
09 April 2011 @ 08:55 am
Here's the table of contents for WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME, co-edited by Ed Greenwood and Gabrielle Harbowy, available August 2011 from Dragon Moon Press.

A Place to Come Home To by Jay Lake and Shannon Page
An Evil Not Forgotten by Erik Buchanan
Full Circle by Steve Bornstein
Lessons Learned by Peadar Ó Guilín
Brine Magic by Tony Pi
The Legend of Gluck by Marie Bilodeau
One and Twenty Summers by Brian Cortijo
The Blue Corpse Corps by Jim C. Hines
Ashes of the Bonfire Queen by Rosemary Jones
Keeping Time by Gabrielle Harbowy
Scar Tissue by Chris A. Jackson
Coward by Todd McCaffrey
Nine Letters Found in a Muddied Case on the Road in Baden, Germany by Xander Briggs
The Once and Now-ish King by J.M. Frey
His Last Monster by J.P. Moore
Dark Helm Returns by Ed Greenwood
Mirror, Mirror by Phil Rossi
Knights and Beans by Julie Kagawa
Oathbreaker by Erik Scott de Bie
 
 
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Tony Pi
08 April 2011 @ 06:03 pm


My short story, "We Who Steal Faces", appears in Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show #22, April 2011 today. It features Flea (from "The Paragon Lure" and "Metamorphoses in Amber") in a tale set in sixteenth century Venice.

The amazing artwork above is by Jin Han. I share this issue with some great authors:

"Love, Cayce" by Marie Brennan
"Exodus Tides" by Aliette de Bodard
"Exiles in Eden" by Brad Torgersen
"The Long Way Home" by David Lubar

There's more about these stories, as well as subscription and single-issue purchase information at their blog. I've also created a page for the story here. I will be reading an excerpt from this story tonight at Ad Astra at 10 p.m.
 
 
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Tony Pi
16 March 2011 @ 07:41 am
Sale:

A short story sale to Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales. The theme for this anthology is young adult speculative fiction, and it’s edited by Julie Czerneda and Susan MacGregor. This will be my first appearance in this long-standing Canadian anthology series.

Congratulations to Mike Rimar from my writing group the Stop-Watch Gang, who also made it into the anthology. Our stories both went through the group’s critique process, so many thanks to the SWG. Elaine Chen and Claude Lalumiere also will be in this volume. The book launch will be great!

Review:

Charles Tan reviewed THE BEST OF BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES, YEAR ONE, at his blog Bibliophile Stalker, and rather liked it. He mentions my story "Silk and Shadow" and had this to say:
..."Silk and Shadow" by Tony Pi which embraces the epic nature it's drawing inspiration from. The characters do not veer away from your initial expectations but what sets the story apart is its magic system and how the hero uses this to outwit his enemies. One could say this is a plot-driven narrative with a well thought-out cosmology and creative mystery. What adds oomph, however, is the way Pi fashions the ending which leaves room for ambiguity and fits the notions of a Tragedy.

Thanks, Charles!

Pie:

Pecan pie at Wanda's Pie in the Sky on Pi Day. Yum.
 
 
 
Tony Pi
22 February 2011 @ 07:16 pm
First, a big congratulations to my friends who made the Nebula ballot - Vylar Kaftan, Chris Kastensmidt, Aliette de Bodard, J. Kathleen Cheney, Eric James Stone, Caroline Yoachim, and Mary Robinette Kowal. Good luck!

Also, congrats to Mike Rimar from my writing group, The Stop-Watch Gang, who made his second pro sale. His story "Four Wizards and A Funeral" (what a great title!) will appear in Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show in the near future. I hope it's the same issue as mine (April 2011). Mike workshopped the story in the group, and I knew it would sell. Way to go, Mike!
 
 
 
Tony Pi
12 February 2011 @ 04:24 pm
A 23-day sale of a short story, “We Who Steal Faces”, to Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show!
The story will appear in the April 2011 issue and is a tale of the Elect (see “The Paragon Lure” and “Metamorphoses in Amber“). This time the action is set in 1588. Like all IGMS stories, it will be illustrated. Really looking forward to it!
 
 
 
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Tony Pi
02 February 2011 @ 07:58 am
My short story, “Brine Magic”, will appear in WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME anthology, edited by Ed Greenwood and Gabrielle Harbowy, to be released in August 2011. Here’s more info about the anthology. A Table of Contents and cover will be available soon. From Gabrielle’s blog:

WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME, an anthology of fantasy and science fiction tales—co-edited by Bestselling author Ed Greenwood and Gabrielle Harbowy, Editor and Associate Publisher, Dragon Moon Press—will be released in August of 2011 by Dragon Moon Press.

When the epic battle, the mission, the quest are over, can the hero go home again? Is she too changed to resume where she left off… Is the life he left behind is no longer waiting for him?

In WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME, these questions are addressed in nineteen powerful stories by some of today’s top and up-and-coming fantasy and science fiction writers.

“We’ve been very pleased with the stories we’ve received. Strong storytelling featuring great characters, from both new voices and established writers. They’ve given us wildly different approaches to our theme—which is just what the title of the book says it is,” says Greenwood.

“It’s a thrill to be able to work with Ed and with so many other talented writers, and to have an opportunity to showcase some of Dragon Moon Press’s up and coming authors. Each story gives the theme its own fresh, fascinating spin. Whether you’re into swords and sorcery, science fiction, or urban fantasy, there are stories here that will grab you,” says Harbowy.

The anthology features new fiction by Jay Lake, Todd McCaffrey, Julie Kagawa, and an all-new Jig the Goblin story by Jim C. Hines.

Title: WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME
ISBN-13: 978-1-897492-25-3
Release Date: August, 2011
Publisher: Dragon Moon Press
Format: Trade Paperback, E-book
Distributor: Ingram

For preordering and promotional information contact: eic@dragonmoonpress.com
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