Hello to everyone! Let's make this a short newsletter.
Your wall calendar may say June, but in magazine land today is the official ship date for the September 2005 issue of Analog, in which I have the lead story, "Sanctuary." This novella has literally taken me years to complete. It began with the image of an alien requesting sanctuary from the Catholic priest of a large space station. Who this priest is, why the alien needs sanctuary, and what the consequences are -- that's what the story is all about.
Nomi and I will be at the upcoming convention:
For those who were wondering, the first draft of the novel I started back in September is finished. I'm now in the middle of rewrites.
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