‘The Advanced Ward’ on StarShipSofa

starshipsofa-logoA short story I wrote a few years ago that was published in the anthology Veterans of the Future Wars has been recorded as is now available on StarShipSofa, the Audio Science Fiction Magazine.

Check it out on StarShipSofa or listen to it below (the story is introduced by Tony C. Smith and read by Spencer DiSparti):

Thank you StarShipSofa!


Why are war and science fiction so often connected?

foreverwarcoverWhy is it that some of the greatest sci-fi out there has everything to do with war?

I’m thinking of “Star Wars,” “The Forever War,” “Old Man’s War,” “War of the Worlds,” for example (and those are just some of the ones with “war” in their titles). But also “Ender’s Game,” “Battlestar Galactica,” and so many video games, from “Space Invaders” to “Halo” and so many in between.

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In which I get interviewed about my short story ‘The Advanced Ward’

Veterans of the Future Wars book coverI have a short story in a new anthology of military sci-fi called “Veterans of the Future Wars.”

In conjunction with the release of this new book, I was interviewed by the publisher about myself, books, writing and the story behind the story, among other things. After years of being a journalist, it was fun to be on the other side — answering questions instead of asking them.

Read the full interview (it is a little long) at http://martiningham.blogspot.com/2014/03/author-interview-michael-janairo.html


New on Goodreads: Veterans of the Future Wars

VFWCoversmAn anthology of military sci-fi that I am in — Veterans of the Future Wars — has just been added to Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20691034-vfw.

If you haven’t already seen it, go check it out today. It is being put together by Martinus Publishing.

Here’s what’s cool about the anthology:

It’s military sci-fi about veterans, to honor veterans, and several of these stories were written by actual veterans. Read these tales to share in the adventure, the triumphs and tragedies, and if you like your freedom thank those who have served to protect it. 10% of all profits will be donated to Disabled American Veterans.


A few tiny steps toward publication(s)

Big day yesterday as, within an hour of each other, I got the ARC (that’s advanced reader’s copy) of the Long Hidden speculative fiction anthology that includes a short story of mine AND a request to do an author interview for Veterans of the Future Wars anthology that includes a different short story of mine.

With the ARC, I get to proof my story one more time. With the interview, I get to talk about me.

These are small steps in the publishing process, but add a sense of fun and anticipation.