This is another piece of the Sunspin continuity. It's also a story idea that came to me in the late stages of chemo, when I could barely sign my name, let alone write fiction. So call this a bit of a personal victory on more levels than the usual headrush of selling a story.
Anent the Sunspin shorts, here's a list of them so far, with a little bit of commentary.
|"Permanent Fatal Errors"||About 1,200 years before the narrative present; concerns the Before Macaria St. Maduabuchi||Is Anybody Out There?, ed. Nick Gevers and Marty Halpern, DAW, June, 2010|
|"A Long Walk Home"||About 1,100 years before the narrative present; concerns the Before Aeschylus Sforza||Subterranean Online, forthcoming|
|"To This Their Late Escape"||About 850 years before the narrative present; concerns the Before Skanderia Knaak and the Before Raisa Siddiq||The Sky That Wraps, Subterranean Press, August, 2010|
|"To Raise a Mutiny Betwixt Yourselves"||About 700 years before the narrative present; concerns the Before Michaela Cannon, the Before Raisa Siddiq, and the shipmind Polyphemus||The New Space Opera 2, ed. Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan, Eos, June, 2009|
|"The Weight of History, the Lightness of the Future"||Immediately before the narrative present; concerns the Before Michaela Cannon, Lieutenant Shinka, and the shipmind Third Rectification||To be announced|
|"Torquing Vacuum"||In the narrative present; concerns Domitian Spanich, the Imperial Household, and the shipmind Mare Ibrium||Clarkesworld, February, 2010|