I have been anthologized! I have a short story in Twilight Worlds, a compilation of best stories from the folks at NewMyths.com.
My contribution is “Far Gone,” the story of a desperate attempt to preserve humanity. It’s a prequel to Avians, set some two hundred years earlier. If you’ve ever wondered about the connection between Earth and Celadon, this will answer some of those questions. And raise others, but that’s part of the fun.
Twilight Worlds features dozens of stories on the theme of doomed worlds and new beginnings, including some award-winners. I can’t wait to receive my copy. This is the first time one of my short stories has appeared in an actual book, so I count that as a happy milestone. Buy it, read it, review it!
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I guess I forgot to announce that Avians is back in print… since late this summer. At first I was waiting for the printer to complete the run before writing a post about it, and then I got wrapped up in doing the print-on-demand stuff for Amazon, and then I ran into a couple of problems at Barnes & Noble, and then I just sort of forgot that it was news I hadn’t shared.
Anyway, the second edition of Avians is available through Amazon in print or kindle format, and also from Kobo as an e-book. Good news: the price is the lowest ever! Here are some links:
NOTE: at the time of this writing, when I was verifying the links above, amazon.com listed the paperback at a stunningly low price of $6.93 US, but with only one copy available. They show it marked down from $35.99, so I believe this must be a first edition, marked down to clear. The US list price for the second edition is $14.99, so if you’re in the USA, this is a bargain!
If you’re elsewhere, search for “Avians Timothy Gwyn” to find the book and price in your country. My name is as close to unique as you could hope for, but throwing in the title cuts down the number of partial matches.
Use the contact tab on this website to get in touch if you would like a signed or personalized copy.
If you’re in Kenora, the second edition is available at my favourite bookstore: Elizabeth Campbell Books is on Main Street, right next door to The Plaza restaurant. Elizabeth still has a few signed first editions, too.
What’s different in the second edition? Mainly the change in publisher: the first edition was from my contract with Five Rivers Publishing, but they have closed. The second edition is under my Binary Planet Books imprint. Minor changes include:
- enlarging cover artist Ann Crowe’s delightful title page illustration and giving it a whole page as a frontispiece
- matte finish on her cover instead of gloss
- white paper instead of bone
- trimmer margins to reduce the page count, weight and shipping cost
- a new graphic of the airship Sitka for the chapter headers
- minor edits and corrections
- updated acknowledgements and new author’s notes
The audiobook version of the first edition, wonderfully narrated by Grace Hood, is still available from Amazon/Audible.