Lyda's signature.  It's a bmp, so I'm sorry if you can't see it.  I've tried to reformat it to no avail.  So, you IMAC people, try to imagine something very stylish and nifty, you know, like an artist would sign their name.

Biography

Blogs

Events

Main Page

Non-Fiction

FAQ

Art Gallery

Mouse's House

 

Novel News

Short Story News

Award News

Reviews:

Archangel Protocol

Fallen Host

Messiah Node

Apocalypse Array

BREAKING NEWS:
ARCHANGEL PROTOCOL, FALLEN HOST, MESSIAH NODE, APOCALYPSE ARRAY, RESURRECTION CODE are now e-books AND soon to be audio books!!

Wizard's Tower Press has put out Archangel Protocol, Fallen Host, Messiah Node and Apocalypse Array and Ressurection Code!

 

Sidhe Promised cover

SIDHE PROMISED

"I'm a dyke, not a fairy!

from Tapas Media

When a lesbian college student is magically transported to a fairy-tale Ireland full of mythic creatures, mystery and intrigue, she discovers the boundary-crossing nature of love that respects not the limits of gender or sexuality.

The ONLY way to read this book is via the Tapas Media app! This a new concept I'm excited to be part of, please check it out!

 

 

Archangel Protocol cover art by Bruce Jensen

ARCHANGEL PROTOCOL

WINNER OF THE 2002 SHAMUS FOR BEST ORIGINAL PAPERBACK

WINNER OF THE 2002 BARNES & NOBLE "MAIDEN VOYAGE"

NOMINATED FOR ROMANTIC TIMES CRITIC'S CHOICE

E-BOOK!

AUDIBLE BOOK!

If you would like a paper copy, please look for it used, or contact http://www.unclehugo.com/prod/ or email: UncleHugo@aol.com You can also order on-line from Dreamhaven Books at: http://www.dreamhavenbooks.com

First the LINK-an interactive, implanted computer-transformed society. Then came the angels-cybernetic manifestations that claimed to be working God's will... But former cop Deidre McMannus has had her LINK implant removed-for a crime she didn't commit. And she has never believed in the angels. All that will change when a man named Michael appears at her door.

If you're interested in reading "fan fic," you can find a comprehensive list at "Mouse's House". If you write any, let me know. I'll post a link.

Japanese edition book cover

 

Here's the Japanese edition (from Hayakawa Publishing, Inc.) of Archangel Protocol. The book was translated by Tsukasa Kaneko. If you are a Japanese reader, you can buy the book via Amazon.jp at http://www.amazon.co.jp/アークエンジェル・プロトコル-ハヤカワ文庫SF-ライダ-モアハウス/dp/4150115818/. Unfortunately, I can't tell you who illustrated the cover as his/her name appears only in Japanese characters on the inside flap of the book. Kudos to him/her, though, eh?

 

 

 

Fallen Host cover art by Bruce Jensen

FALLEN HOST

ON 2002 PRELIMINARY NEBULA BALLOT!

NOMINATED FOR ROMANTIC TIMES CRITIC'S CHOICE

E-BOOK!

AUDIBLE BOOK!

This book is no longer available in print. Please look for it at http://www.unclehugo.com/prod/ or email: UncleHugo@aol.com You can also order on-line from Dreamhaven Books at: http://www.dreamhavenbooks.com

THRASH POLKA.

A lot of readers have written me about various musical artists that they think are doing something similar to the thrash polka that Mai's band plays. I'm going to collect links here:
Jaktens Tid by Finntroll

Here is FinnTroll on MySpace
Einherjer on My Space
Scottish Metal (with Bagpipes) on MySpace: Enter the Haggis
...and Flametal on My Space. All courtesy of choasrex.

 

 

Messiah Node cover art by Bruce Jensen

MESSIAH NODE

E-BOOK Available from Wizard's Tower Press.

This book is no longer available in print. However a few new copies still exist. Please contact http://www.unclehugo.com/prod/ or email: UncleHugo@aol.com You can also order on-line from Dreamhaven Books at: http://www.dreamhavenbooks.com

"With eerie precision, a meteorite falls on the Dome of the Rock, destroying it. Given a world run by religious authorities, that event promises to be the opening salvo in a tremendous conflict, and the sign posted at the virtual site--"Temple under construction"--that used to be a neutral space for all religions, bars visitors and points to other signs of impending doom. One of those is the proliferation of messiahs, including the often perplexed AI, Page, claimed as messiah by a cult popularly known as Maizombies despite his being a devout Muslim. Angels and demons walk the earth, too, drawing mere mortals into their age-old fray willy-nilly to fulfill prophecies or merely as tools. Morehouse knows how to pace her story, weaving strands of plot and drawing the reader ever deeper into its fascinating but unnerving world. Although the third book in a tetralogy, this one includes enough backstory to stand solidly on its own. The final volume ought to be riveting, for apocalypse is on the horizon." --Booklist (Regina Schroeder)

 

 

Apocalypse Array cover art by Bruce Jensen

APOCALYPSE ARRAY

PHILIP K. DICK WINNER
(Special Citation)!

NOMINATED FOR ROMANTIC TIMES CRITIC'S CHOICE

E-BOOK from Wizards' Tower Press

This book is no longer available in print. Please look for it at http://www.unclehugo.com/prod/ or email: UncleHugo@aol.com You can also order on-line from Dreamhaven Books at: http://www.dreamhavenbooks.com

Amariah McMannus isn't your normal, everyday, trouble-making teenager. Her mother's a legend in the cybernetic and law-enforcement communities. Her father is the Archangel Michael. The Antichrist is about to get married to Satan-and Amariah herself just may be the next messiah...

 

 

Resurrection Code cover

RESURRECTION CODE

E-BOOK FROM WIZARD'S TOWER PRESS

READ AN EXCERPT

Check out the "BIG IDEA" behind this novel on Scalzi's Whatever Blog

This book, originally published by Mad Norwegian Press is also now out of print. You can, however, buy copies directlyfrom me (lyda.morehouse@gmail.com) or wait patiently for the e-book from Wizard's Tower Press!

Where were you the day the Aswan dams broke? It's the question that defines my generation. Me, I was stuck in British School al-Rehab hundreds of kilometers from the destruction that plunged North Africa into darkness and drowned twenty million people as massive floods reclaimed the ancient Nile valley. We watched the privileged and the sane abandon Egypt to the criminals, prostitutes, and a mysterious murderous cult of Osiris known as the Deadboys. Not much of the capitol remained, and my life really went to hell.

But that's not where my story really starts.

My story starts the day I, Christian El-Aref, distinguished myself from the thousands of Cairo street rats and became the Mouse. And I had that dead UN soldier whose body that I, quite literally, stumbled over to thank for it all. Now, if only I can keep myself from getting murderered...

 

 

Tall, Dark & Dead cover

BOOKS BY TATE HALLAWAY (my romance pseudonym)

Garnet Lacey Series

Tall, Dark & Dead
Dead Sexy
Romancing the Dead
Dead if I Do
Honeymoon of the Dead

Vampire Princess of St. Paul Series

Almost to Die For
Almost Final Curtain
Almost Everything

Precinct 13 series

Precinct 13
Unjust Cause (currently on Wattpad, soon to be e-book

novels

short fiction

awards

reviews

 

Biography

Blogs

Events

Main Page

Non-Fiction

FAQ

Art Gallery

Mouse's House

 

Novel News

Short Story News

Award News

Reviews:

Archangel Protocol

Fallen Host

Messiah Node

Apocalypse Array

Novels:

Okay, a couple of new things here. First, please check out my newest novel Sidhe Promised from Tapas Media (tapas.io). This a brand-new concept in media consumption and the only way to currently read my book is by downloading the free app. Give it a try! It'a all a grand experiment, and I'm a forerunner in it.

Secondly, if you are an audiobook enthusiast, all of my AngeLINK books are currently being produced via ACX.com, which is something that I'm doing myself in conjunction with a local voice actor, Jack Evans. Jack has finished the first one! You can purchase the audio book version of Archangel Protocol at http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Archangel-Protocol-Audiobook/B01FEI3EIM/. Apparently, you can also buy it on iTunes, but I couldn't find the link easily. However, if you prefer to buy your auido books at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Archangel-Protocol-AngeLINK-Book-1/dp/B01FEI3CX4. Jack has also finished Fallen Host, which you can find here: http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Fallen-Host-Audiobook/B01JQCXSW4

If, by some chance, you got yourself a copy of the novel that Rachel Gold/Calish and I wrote together, you are in possession of a RARE artifact. Pretty much everything to do with this project including the wonderful on-line story that Rachel and I wrote has completely disappeared from the universe... which is kind of a shame, but I suppose I have myself to blame. If you want the whole story, I'd be happy to discuss it with you privately via e-mail or in-person. Suffice to say, you can sell your copy of Song of Secrets for BIG bucks on Amazon.com!

 

SHORT STORY NEWS

Case of the Missing Devil Child cover

There will (maybe) be an e-book version of this short story of mine (with cover art by Theo Lorenz) availalbe soon for purchase via Wizard's Tower Press.

 

 

 

 

My short story "God Box" has appeared in the newly printed Biblical horror anthology KING DAVID AND THE SPIDERS OF MARS. Go! Go get it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-BOOK NEWS

AngeLINK Series has gone *gasp* Electronic

Oh, the irony. A cyberpunk series with no e-books! Well, no more, my friends. No more! Wizards Tower Press has published an e-books of Archangel Protocol and Fallen Host Messiah Node, Apocalypse Array, and Resurrection Code. Wizard's Tower Press comes out of the UK, but you don't have to be scared of that price in pounds sterling, it's the same as you'll pay here and its super easy. The books are also available at your usual e-retailers too, but both my publisher and I benefit more if you buy direct! Run out and buy them now.

 

A W.I.P. Experiment

My alter ego, Tate Hallaway, has decided to try serial publication for the sequel to Precinct 13. I found this fun interactive site called WattPad though a friend, and I've started posting very on-the-fly, hot-off-the-presses, short, weekly updates. You can read the first one here: UnJust Cause, Part 1: The Dragon's Hoard. WattPad is a free platform. I'm not asking for anything from my readers except a bit of support. I've been struggling a lot with my original fiction writing, due to the ego blow that being dropped by my publisher caused me. So, all I'm asking for is a kudo or comment to keep me going. When everything is said and done I'll format everything into an e-book and you can buy it then, if you're so inclined. If this works out well, I may try this for other projects---maybe even some SF. So, it's IN YOUR BEST INTERESTS to encourage me!! ;-)

 

 

GENERAL NEWS, SIR!

PLaces to Keep Up With Me

I'm on Facebook. I'm on Pinterest. (I'm thinking about joinging Twitter as Lyda finally, but you can follow me as @tatehallaway). But, hey, you young whippersnappers, you can now find me fanning it up on Tumblr. http://www.tumblr.com/blog/junko222. Follow me if you want!

I'm writing a f*ck ton of Bleach Fan Fic on AO3. I'm now also posting fan art on DeviantArt: http://junko222.deviantart.com/

I've been doing the occasional book review for Bitter Empire, where you may also find me live-blogging monster erotica.

 

NEW FIC

A Taste of the Prequel

I suppose, if I write it, it's not "fic," but canon... The point is, I have been posting tasty bits of vingnettes of the prequel world of RESURRECTION CODE starring Mouse. These are not excerpts, but original scenes that happen before the book begins. Because of the way I decided to structure RESURRECTION CODE, some stuff that I'd pre-imagined, even wrote, didn't make it into the book. So here's your chance to dip your toes into Mouse's world pre-prequel. I should say that the book is actually both a prequel and a sequel and I will probably also write some free fic that takes place in the now of the RESURRECTION CODE universe as well, so you might see favorite characters like Dragon, Page or Morningstar as well. Here's the links you need:

Part One.

Part Two.

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

 

Free Mouse t-shirt art by fan artist Leela

Free Mouse T-Shirt Available!

My ever faithful, true-blue fan Xochiquetzl has commissioned this fabulous "Free Mouse" T-shirt art from fan artist Leela, and has made it available for you to order at CafePress.com at http://www.cafepress.com/freemouse/. What's all those funny letters? Why, that's Russian! How well do *you* remember your AngeLINK trivia?? Just in time for holiday gift giving! Order several hundred for your friends and family!

 

Blah, blag bloggin'

Because, really, you needed one more blog to check... or several as the case may be. I'm on Facebook as Lyda and as Tate. You can also follow Tate's twitters at @tatehallaway. Here's me (as me): Day in the Life of an Idiot (which is probably the only blog I really update regularly). You can also read me as Tate at: tatehallaway.blogspot.com or as a guest blogger at either wyrdsmiths.blogspot.com (as Lyda and Tate).

novels

short fiction

awards

reviews

 

Biography

Blogs

Events

Main Page

Non-Fiction

FAQ

Art Gallery

Mouse's House

 

Novel News

Short Story News

Award News

Reviews:

Archangel Protocol

Fallen Host

Messiah Node

Apocalypse Array

Short Stories

Stories/Articles

Spides of Mars cover

KING DAVID AND THE SPIDERS OF MARS

My short story "God Box" appears this Biblical Horror Anthology (which is available at Amazon.com.

A ghost haunts King David's family. Brothers devour their enemies and each other. A rabbi opens a Chabad House in a sinister New England town. In this book, you will find seven stories as demented and horrifying as the Bible that inspired them. --------------------------- Dark and enticing, the stories in King David & the Spiders from Mars explore Biblical themes with a paradoxical combination of religious irreverence and respect for the literary richness of the texts. Marked by lush prose, often disturbing at a gut level, these are stories that stay with you. - Ilana Teitelbaum ============================ It is often said that the Bible is the most violent book ever written. This rich tapestry of tales draws on Biblical slaughter, cruelty, and mayhem from ancient times to the modern day. It is a theme anthology that not only keeps you interested in the theme, but makes you look at the source material with new eyes. --Poppy Z. Brite

 

 

Sky Tinted Cover

SKY TINTED WATERS

My short story "Tutivillus" is "reprinted" in this wonderful anthology by Michael Mirriam (which is available through Sam's Dot Publishing or as a Kindle version. The Amazon description about this August 2012 release says:

With Sky-Tinted Waters, award winning small-press publisher Sam's Dot Publishing and the 350+ member strong Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers follow up their successful Northern Lights: 20 MinnSpec Tales anthology with twenty new tales certain to thrill, entertain, and illuminate. Within these pages the reader will find exciting fantasy, horror, and science fiction stories featuring:

--rampaging steam-powered constructs
--bio-engineered killer squirrels
--military serums filled with nanotech
--demon who pounces on mispronounced words
--invisible flying pony
--the two worst friends in the world at the edge of space

And fourteen more tales of adventure, enchantment, humor, terror, magic and science gone wrong, the unexplained, and the unanticipated by twenty author ranging from debut talents to established professionals in the field of speculative fiction.

 

 

Whedonista's cover

WHEDONISTAS! A CELEBRATION OF THE WORLDS OF JOSS WHEDON BY THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM

I have a non-fiction piece called "Romancing the Vampire and Other Shiny Bits" in the anthology WHEDONISTAS! (Mad Norwegian Press, March 2011) edited by Lynne Thomas and Deborah Stanish. I share the glory with a number of other awesome writers such as Sharon Shinn, Emma Bull, Elizabeth Bear, Catherynne M. valente, Sarah Monette, and several others. I will confess that non-fiction is not my forte, but I suspect that if you're a fan of any of Whedon's projects like "Firefly," "Buffy" or "Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" you'll find plenty to enjoy. You can check them out on Amazon.com. In other fun news WHEDONISTAS! and RESURRECTION CODE share the same pub date (March 15, 2011).

 

 

Breaking Waves collection cover

BREAKING WAVES: AN ANTHOLOGY FOR GULF RELIEF

Fight Oil with Ink!

I donated a "hopeful post-apocalypse" story to BREAKING WAVES: AN ANTHOLOGY FOR GULF RELIEF which is available for download in a multitude of e-book formats from Book View Press. 100% of the proceeds from this book will be donated to help victims (human and animal) of the BP disaster. I'm honored to be among authors Ursula K. LeGuine, David D. Levine, Laura Anne Gilman, and many, many such luminaries in the field of science fiction/fantasy.

My contribution is a reprint of "Indigo Bunting" a coming of age story in a recovering post-nuclear winter Yellowstone National Park. This story was originally printed on-line at Blythe House Quarterly Volume 11, Number 1 : Winter 2007, guest edited by Lori L. Lake

 

 

Northern Lights collection cover

NORTHERN LIGHTS: 20 MINNSPEC TALES

The only brand-new original, never before seen short story of mine, "Bright, Bright City Lights" appears in an anthology of Minnesota writers called NORTHERN LIGHTS: 20 MINNSPEC TALES. It's now available at Genre Mall (Sam's Dot Publishing.).

"Bright, Bright City Lights" is my attempt to deal with the death of Senator Paul Wellstone through fiction... and magic.

Other authors contributing are: Jaye Lawrence, Catherine Lundoff, Haddayr Copley-Woods, Jason D. Wittman, David Steffen, Kelly Barnhill, Damian Sheridan,R. Scott McCoy, Terry Faust, Carrie Devall, Michael Merriam, Patrick Sullivan, Roy C. Booth, Britt Aamodt, Sharon Hanson, Joel Arnold, Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Maggie Della Rocca and Hilary Moon Murphy.

 

Biblical Horror collection cover

SHE NAILED THE STAKE THROUGH HIS HEAD: TALES OF BIBLICAL HORROR

"SHE NAILED THE STAKE THROUGH HIS HEAD: TALES OF BIBLICAL HORROR," which is being published by Dybbuk Press (editor Tim Lieder) accepted "Jawbone of an Ass." "Jawbone" is not an AngeLINK story per se, but it is one of my religious exploration ones.

Even though it claims not to be out until October, you can order the anthology through Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/She-Nailed-Stake-Through-Head/dp/0976654679/. There's also a Kindle version: http://www.amazon.com/Nailed-Stake-Through-Head-ebook/dp/B003R7LA48/.

Other authors included are Gerri Leen, Daniel Kaysen, Christi Krug, Catherynne Valente, Elissa Malcolm, Romie Stott, Stephen M. Wilson and D.K. Thompson.

The product description says: "Do you read the Bible for the sex? Did the story of Solomon threatening to cut the baby in half seem very messed up - but in a good way? Then this is the book for you. A prophet washes up on the shores of an hellish city. A doomed king speaks to the dead. A modern day Samson takes up arms against the British. These nine stories are full of drama, passion and divine exuberance."

 

TOTU #29 cover

TALES OF THE UNANTICIPATED #29 (2008)

My short story "The vanBuylen Effect" which I like to characterize as a time-travel story about a woman and her couch and the Easter Uprising of 1916 appears in Tales of the Unanticipated #29. Check it out. Order Several! After all, there are other fine authors represented in issue #29, including fellow Wyrdsmiths Eleanor Arnason and Naomi Kritzer.

 

 

Periphery cover

PERIPHERY: EROTIC LESBIAN FUTURES (2008)

Periphery, an anthology in which my short story "ishtartu" (about a sacred prositute and her struggle to regain her lost faith in the Goddess) appears, is now out from Lethe Press. If you're a completist fan of the AngeLINK series, you'll want to pick Periphery up. Though the characters aren't any you know, it takes place in the AngeLINK universe.

Featured in Periphery: Erotic Lesbian Futures are:

Marianne de Pierres, who takes you into a half-dream world of bliss Nicola Griffith and her moving exploration of art, genius, sex, trust, and how love can throw them all into chaos Gwyneth Jonesӳ intimate look at what freedom meansءnd what it takes Kristyn Dunnion, whose protagonistsҠcalls for liberation mean the monkey wrenching of a nightmarish capitalist system Lyda Morehouse and her eye-opening world where prostitution is beyond legalةtӳ sacred Kiera Dellacroixӳ probe into the very genes of humanity for what evolution may grant to a select few and the unexpected consequences of such gifts Melissa Scott and her time-bending story of love lost and love found Carolyn Ives Gilmanӳ delicate examination of the tenuous balance struck by freedom and love Elspeth Potter, whose mecha-clad soldiers battle and explore more than just forbidden alliances and even more!

Periphery: Erotic Lesbian Futures is a diverse collection thatӳ exhilarating in more ways than one! It takes you from this world

 

New Wyrd cover designed by Ben Zvan

NEW WYRD: Wyrdsmith's Anthology II

My writer's group, Wyrdsmiths, published a numbered, limited edition chapbook. A previously unpublished short-story of mine called "Jawbone of An Ass" appears in it. This is not a AngeLINK story, but it does have a religious overtones. Here's a blurb: What would it be like to know that God is absolutely *not* on your side? Ԋawbone of an AssԠis a modern day retelling of the story of Sampsonӳ first wife (known only as the woman of Timor), who slowly comes to realize the horror of knowing she, through no fault of her own, is on the wrong side of the wrath of angels.

Order this anthology on-line through Dreamhaven Books!

Wyrdsmiths includes a number of published an unpublished authors. In alphbetical order, we are: Eleanor Arnason, William Henry, Doug Hulick, Naomi Kritzer, H. (Harry) Courreges LeBlanc, Kelly McCullough, Lyda Morehouse, Sean Michael Murphy, and Rosalind Nelson. As you can see, it's a fairly stellar cast, if we do say so ourselves!

 

TOTU 2005 cover

TALES OF THE UNANTICIPATED #26 (2005)

A novella that fellow SF/F writer Naomi Kritzer and I co-wrote called "The Long Walk" appears in the current issue of TOTU.

"The Long Walk" is a story takes place in an alternate history Roman Briton and is about Lucien, a male prostitute addicted to a drug that keeps him from discovering his full magical potential.

TOTU is available for sale at: http://www.totu-ink.com/current.phtml

 

 

Tales from the Black Dog Cover

TALES FROM THE BLACK DOG: A Wyrdsmith's Anthology

My writer's group, Wyrdsmiths, published a numbered, limited edition chapbook. A previously unpublished short-story of mine called "Tutivillius" appears in it.

"Tutivillus" is not part of the AngeLINK series, but it is about demons. Tuti is a demon whose purpose it is to collect words mangled and/or missed during the recitation of Mass. Though I make a few ecumenical comments, this story is by far my most Catholic. Those of you familiar with the AngeLINK universe may appreciate the appearance of Lucifer in this story who is clearly, partially based on Morningstar.

Order this anthology on-line through Dreamhaven Books!

 

dreams of decadence anthology cover

BEST OF DREAMS OF DECADENCE

My short story "Irish Blood" appears in the Roc anthology (March 2003)Best of Dreams of Decadence. You can still find copies available on Amazon.com. A note of interest: "Irish Blood" was the first piece of fiction that I sold professionally (or semi-professionally, anyway.) The point is, someone paid me for it. I got a whopping big check for $9.23 for "Irish Blood."

 

 

 

SALES PRE-2000

All stories listed below link to a full version

 

horizon's cover

HORIZONS: SCIENCE FICTION

Autumn/Winter 1999, Horizons: Science Fiction "Maternal Leave"

"In a world obsessed with eugenics, what place has a mother's love? And who pays the price for interfering with nature?"

An experiment in style, this story is written in 2nd person, with all of the action directed at you, the reader. The opening lines read: "You never thought it would happen this way. As he casually unsnaps the quick-release on the holster holding the standard issue blaster, you know it's over. You're caught..." Read more!

 

SF Age's cover

SCIENCE FICTION AGE

May 1999, Science Fiction Age, "Twelve Traditions"

An excerpt from the June 1999 LOCUS review by Mark R. Kelly, "Lyda Morehouse's Twelve Traditions is set on Alpha Three, a planet given over to addiction recovery programs. Sasha Danchenko is the local drug supplier, a shunned yet necessary member of the community. Sasha's presence is justified by an official who explains the planet's surprising dilemma: if the recovery programs work, the next generation will grow up healthy, and the planet's culture will not survive...." --LOCUS, Issue 461, Vol. 42, No. 6

This story made the honorary mention list of THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL COLLECTION edited by Gardner R. Dozois.

 

TOTU's cover

TALES OF THE UNANTICIPATED (1999)

August 1998-July 1999, Tales of the Unanticipated, "Everything in Its Place"

Everything In Its Place is the story of a disturbed young witch who accidentally conjures an uninvited guest.

This short story of mine made the honorary mention list in THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: SIXTEENTH ANNUAL COLLECTION edited by Gardner R. Dozois. It's also I story I use when discussing the importance of always sending your stories to top-tier markets first. I sent this story ONLY to TOTU, and when I saw it listed in Year's Best it made me wonder, well, would Gardner, who was editing Asimov's at the time, have liked to buy it? I'll never know.

 

novels

short fiction

awards

reviews

 

Biography

Blogs

Events

Main Page

Non-Fiction

FAQ

Art Gallery

Mouse's House

 

Novel News

Short Story News

Award News

Reviews:

Archangel Protocol

Fallen Host

Messiah Node

Apocalypse Array

Awards/Reviews:

Second-place Romance

Apocalypse Array was a nominee for the 2004 Romantic Times/Book Club Critic's Choice Award. However, I did not win. And in this award, second place doesn't count for anything (if I even came in second.) ;-)

Second-place Dick

I was on hand at Norwescon in Seattle, WA, to pick up the special citation for the Philip K. Dick for Apocalypse Array. From the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: "The Philip K. Dick Award was founding in 1983 by admirers of Philip K. Dick, who died in 1982. Because much of Dick's classic sf was published with now fanfare and initially without hardcover edition, it seemed appropriate to give the award to a disinguished work of sf or fantasy of the previous year published in paperback. The award was initally suggested by Thomas M. Disch, who was for several years its administrato; he was succeeded by an administrative team of Algis Budrys and David G. Hartwell. The winners are chosen by a jury (with variously 3, 4 and 5 members) for writers and critics, most of whom choose their own successors for the following year; usually one judge is the previous year's winner. The PDKA is announced at NorWesCon, a convention held in the state of Washington in March each year. In good years, when the committee has collected enough cash, the winner receives $1,000 and the second-place winner $500. Plaques are provided by the Philip K. Dick estate."

Romantic Times TOP PICK!

I just heard through the Midwest Fiction Writers/RWA grapevine that Apocalypse Array was one of Romantic Times TOP PICKS! in the most current issue. Whoo hoo!

 

Nebula Contender

Though it did not make the final ballot, Fallen Host made the preliminary Nebula Ballot for 2002.

 

Lyda shamelessly showing her Shamus

BIG FAT SHAMUS WINNER

Talk about your dark horse! Archangel Protocol beat the odds and won Best Original Paperback P.I. novel at the Shamus awards on Thursday, October 17, 2002, in Austin, Texas. I was deeply, deeply bummed that I couldn't be there to accept the award in person, but after Ella's death I just couldn't do it -- not financially or emotionally. But, luckily, an editor for NAL (Ginny) was there to read my stunned acceptance speech and to pick up the plaque. My editor Laura Anne Gilman presented it to me at World Fantasy Con.

If you don't know why this is a big deal...The following was cribbed from the PWA web site: The Shamus Award is a national mystery award given by the Private Eye Writers of America to honor excellent work in the Private Eye genre. The award was created by Robert J. Randisi in 1981. Committee members of PWA select nominees and winners, much the same way as the Edgars are chosen.

Archangel Protocol was the first science fiction/fantasy novel ever to win a major mystery award.

It had been not just the first, but also the only for about two days. Later, that same weekend, a vampire mystery writer walked off with an Anthony. Fame is so fleeting...

 

Lyda Wins MFW Rising Star Award

The Midwest Fiction Writers (the Twin Cities area chapter of Romance Writers of America) awarded me the MFW Rising Star Award which is presented to authors with one to five books published, who show outstanding promise and talent.

 

Archangel Protocol
WINS 2001
"MAIDEN VOYAGE AWARD"

Archangel Protocol was the winner of the Barnes & Nobel "Maiden Voyage Award" for science fiction/fantasy novels debuting in 2001. The "Maiden Voyage Award" is a national award given by the readers of B&N's "Explorations" Magazine. I was awarded a prize of $2,500 (a.k.a a new porch roof!) and a nifty little trophy. Thanks especially to Barnes & Noble for putting on an excellent event.

Thanks to all of you who voted for A.P.!! (And especially to my folks, aka the "stage moms")

 

Reviews Have Moved!

Nothing new here, alas.

 

Archangel Protocol

Fallen Host

Messiah Node

Apocalypse Array

 

novels

short fiction

awards

reviews