Category Archives: Writing Resources

Reprint of “Stone Eater”

A few years ago I sold my story “Stone Eater” to Abyss and Apex. I was very pleased when they recently decided to include it in their second “best of” anthology! There are print and kindle versions of the anthology available. I’m sharing a table of contents with some really amazing authors (from their blog): […]

2014 Year in Review

I sold three stories this year. (The first two can be read online, for free, if you are so inclined.) “Some We Eat and Some We Keep” to Robot and Raygun “Her Robot Babies” to Perihelion “Red Means Go” to On Spec Magazine (forthcoming) Recently I also learned that my short story ‘Digital Rights’, which […]

Another Novel Finished

Yesterday I completed the first draft for my latest novel. No title exists yet so I’ve just been calling it the ‘Blue Bay’ novel to this point. At 158 000 words, I believe this is my longest first draft (aside from another novel that I have since discarded). I’ve been writing the novel since August […]

Story Sale: Red Means Go

Over the summer I sold my story “Red Means Go” to On Spec Magazine. I had planned to reveal this earlier but I like waiting until contracts are signed and all that, so consider this the formal announcement. This is another of my robot stories — I really enjoy writing about robots, probably in part […]

My Fiction Site

Because I like to fiddle I’ve rolled out a new fiction site — a showcase of my published work. It now supports reviews and excerpts too. fiction.brentknowles.com Unlike past sites, I’ve built myself an admin page to easily add projects. Because it is really only a couple php and json files I imagine it could […]

Newsletter Woes

Once again I’ve migrated my newsletter. Most readers have been moved over to it. However there are a few users who signed up to previous versions of the newsletter that weren’t on that list. If you did NOT receive a recent Newsletter mailing from me, then you are not signed up. Head over here to […]

Question and Answer over on Goodreads

Today some fine folks over at Goodreads have invited me to a question and answer. Users have been adding questions for about a week and I’m trying to finish off replying to them all today. If you’d like to see what people are asking about and my responses, check it out: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1946103-featured-author-discussion—brent-knowles—august-20? And if you […]

Read: “Her Robot Babies”

My short story “Her Robot Babies” is now available over at Perihelion Magazine. You can read it for free here: http://www.perihelionsf.com/1408/fiction_3.htm This is my second story that I’ve sold to Perihelion and I’m delighted to be appearing there again! Definitely encourage you to check out some of the other stories available. For those of you […]

Robots for the Win

I’m pleased to announce that Perihelion magazine has purchased my story “Her Robot Babies” to appear in an upcoming issue of their science fiction magazine. I have written a few stories with robots as protagonists, but in “Her Robot Babies” I delve a lot more into how a robot-only society might function. I am thrilled […]

Contributor copies On Spec #96!

My contributor copies for my story “Sin and Toil” have arrived! This is my fifth published story in On Spec. My previous stories include: A Ragman’s Vow, From the Sea, Touch the Dead, and A Terrible Loyalty. There’s already a bit of a review (though more commentary, I suppose) over at Apex Magazine, on “Sin […]