Thursday, July 12, 2012

Coming soon! September 2012 Asimov's Science Fiction!

The dino's not for me, but for Dale Bailey's story. Still, I love a good dino. The first time Asimov's ran a story of mine, the cover featured my name and the story's title ("You Will Go to the Moon") as well as an illustration to fit the story (a painting of an actual moon scenario by Apollo astronaut Alan Bean). Now, for this fifth story, my name and the story title are once again on the cover—and dinosaurs, along with all things astronomical, were fascinations of mine when I was a child (and still, in truth). So I'm pretty pleased to see this charging (non-feathered?!) beast.


Calvin said...

Woo-hoo! Looking forward to it.

William Preston said...

I hope you like it!

Anonymous said...

Soon then... Very soon... Very good...

William Preston said...

Took long enough, didn't I? (Asimov's hustled it into publication; otherwise it'd be an even longer wait.) I promise to move faster on the final two stories.

Thanks for reading, Serge.

Mark Steward Young said...

Mr. Preston,

I just read "Unearthed", and I just bought "Helping Them Take the Old Man Down" and "Clockworks".

Really like your work. I find myself immediately wanting more.

You may consider this yet another exhortation to get/keep that nose to the grindstone.

Tangentially, are you on Facebook?

If not, I would offer that in addition to being terribly convenient for me to follow you, it's also a great place to get the word out.

In any case, thank you for the enjoyment you've given me thus far. I look forward to more.

William Preston said...


Thanks so much for stopping by to let me know you enjoyed the story. I hope you like the two that preceded it. (And thanks for buying them!)

I'm on Facebook, but there's something I find creepy about it, so I rarely use it:

I do, as you see, post on my blog, and I also post on Twitter (which I like more as a news feed):


It's always good to hear encouragement from readers. Thanks again. (And, yes, my nose does need to get grindstoned. I do more thinking about the stories than writing.)



Mark Steward Young said...

Um, Bill. I think we went to college together.



NU Ed '85.

William Preston said...

Good heavens. You did your B.A. there as well? I lived in Willard . . . all four years.

Did you know Mike Spagna?

Go 'cats!

William Preston said...

You might e-mail me, btw:

wmpreston at gmail dot com

Mark Steward Young said...

email sent. :)

William Preston said...

And received. I'm trying to get some ACTUAL writing in today before catching up on e-mails. Talk to you soon!

Mark Steward Young said...

Don't let us disturb you!!! :O