I mentioned working last month on a longer story called FofA. The real title is The Fall of Alacan, and it’s a prequel to the events of The Alchemist and The Executioness, the two novellas that Paolo Bacigalupi and I wrote (and that Paolo is up for a Nebula for!). It’s now live in the Spring issue of Subterranean Magazine.
Bill had asked if I would be interested in penning a story that gave everyone who hadn’t been able to order the beautiful print editions (or listened to the audio edition) a taste of the world. Since Bill pays very well, and more importantly, he pays his writers very promptly, I spent a good chunk of last month working on The Fall of Alacan and re immersing myself in that world.
A lot of you have asked about more stories set there, and I’m glad my first real attempt to write Fantasy seems to be something readers have enjoyed, so I hope you all enjoy this further taste.