New Milestone – Interzone Magazine

I’m thrilled to announce that my story “Memories of Fish” has just been accepted by the awesome folks at TTA Press and will appear in the next volume of Interzone Magazine. It is a story of virtual reality tourism in a dangerous, climate-change-afflicted future Earth.

I have wanted to publish with Interzone ever since I started writing sci fi, so this is a huge milestone.

I really hope you like the story when it comes out.

S

A little stream near St Columba Falls in Tasmania. This is why I write.

New Artwork!

I was fortunate to be commissioned to create website headers for the Noted Festival in Canberra in May. Here are the images.

CABINET OF CURIOSITIES – which is about tools writers use.

WORDS BY NOTED STAFF

NEWS

WHAT I’M READING

I went minimalist with the colouring on these to keep the images bold and eye-catching. Hope you like them.

Shauna O’Meara

Last Outpost

My military science fiction novelette, “Hashtag WhiteBitch” (#WhiteBitch), has made it into the table of contents for the Last Outpost anthology by Bascomb James of Pushpin Books.

Because a large chunk of my stories, even those that come in the form of over-the-top RPG-Starship-Troopers-the-movie style tales, are ultimately about climate change, this one revolves around a freshwater war on a Canadian glacier. There are soldiers. There are loads of drones and robots.

And there is a truckload of footage beaming out from the warzone.

This is future war, seen live on home TV.

lastoutpost

One of the heroes from the story (because I like to draw headers for my story posts). This is a rough pencil sketch overlaid in Photoshop colour.

Anyway, hope you check out the anthology when it arrives.

The Laugh Contagious

I’m really delighted to announce that my clown doctor horror story, “The Laugh Contagious,” has been chosen for the first volume of the Let Us In trio of anthologies by Time Alone Press.

You can check out the list of authors here.

Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the list to check out the incredible cover art by Sergio Diaz. It is truly stunning and I can’t wait to have it on my shelf.

Edited to add – for reasons unknown to myself and the other writers, the project was pulled at the end of 2016.