Dancing to Dirges

Depressing and happy things Tim says, sometimes while drunk

Friday, January 30, 2009


Short Stories:

Memory Analog - Chiaroscuro Winter 2004
A Walking of Crows - Electric Velocipede 10
The Song - Interzone 204
Distro - Interzone 206
Toke - Interzone 210
The Algorithm - Interzone 212
A Soul Stitched to Iron - Solaris Book of New Science Fiction 3 (out March 2009)


Heart of Veridon - Solaris (out October 2009)


At 9:40 PM , Blogger Splitcoil said...

Don't forget your upcoming memoir, titled "It was called Elf Wars. There were no elves - a memoir."

At 1:21 PM , Anonymous Jay said...

Loved The Algorithm, one of those short stories that dropped me effortlessly into a world that felt real.

Great reading on the Transmissions from Beyond podcast too.

Really looking forward to that novel but I'm a sucker for short stories so I need to hunt out the others on this list now. As if I need more things to read...:)

At 1:26 PM , Blogger Tim Akers said...

Jay, glad you enjoyed that story. Now if you'll look to the right of my blog, there's a link that says "Read everything I've ever written"

That will take you to CC licensed copies of all the Veridon stories, plus some other stuff. The only story not up there is the one appearing in the Solaris New SF 3.


At 3:22 PM , Anonymous Jay said...

Cheers for that, I'll definitely stick them on the reading list. Didn't realise you had released them under Creative Commons.

I'll probably pick up the Solaris collection when it hits the shelves here.

Good luck with the novel.

At 9:53 AM , Blogger sbp said...

Hello Mr. Akers:

Is there an extract of Heart of Veridon available?

Writtenpixel.com is now some domain for sale webpage.

At 10:00 AM , Blogger Tim Akers said...

Yeah, we're currently trying to resolve the writtenpixel issue. I'm building a whole new site, but it's going slowly.

As far as the extract is concerned, I'm talking to my publisher about that. Originally we were going to have the first three chapters on Solaris' site, but then they changed hands and all activity stopped for nine months while the lawyers talked.

At 3:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am reading "Heart of Veridon" right now. Excellent read so far.

At 9:03 PM , Blogger Eric said...

Hello Mr. Akers,

I'm the cashier at that Dominick's who checked you out twice yesterday, I believe. Is there anywhere else your short stories are located online apart from the broken website? And I might just stop by that Border's right around Dominick's to order a copy of Heart of Veridon. It sounds really cool from the reviews I've read. It's hard to believe I've been checking your groceries for months and had no idea til now that you were a successful author, in a genre I've recently begun to immerse myself in. I've been a sci fi geek all my life, but it wasn't until last year or so that I really started to explore steampunk, and now I'm hooked. And this comment is way too long... My apologies.

At 9:34 AM , Blogger Tim Akers said...

This is the joy of being a writer. I can go to conventions and be "somebody", though I'm not much of anybody famous yet. And then I can walk around in grocery stores in complete anonymity. Both private and a rockstar.

Sadly, the short stories are nowhere on the internet. Mostly because I'm lazy. When that host went down, recreation of the site turned out to be a lot of work, and I just never got to it. The podcast Transmissions from Beyond has couple of my stories. Mostly I encourage you to read the book. The stories and the book are completely different products. I got better.

At 10:10 PM , Blogger Eric said...

Online book clubs effing ROCK! I found Heart of Veridon for 10% off the publishing price. Just gotta wait til my next paycheck to order it...


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