sword-and-laserI’m proud to announce the sale of A Night for Spirits and Snowflakes to the Sword & Laser Anthology. This is my first fiction sale, and I’m ecstatic that it is going to become a part of a project that will (hopefully) be widely read and embraced by the SFF community.

A Night for Spirits and Snowflakes is a 7,500 word story about a young soldier caught on the losing side of a meaningless war. Soldier-turned-gravedigger, he buries his fallen comrades in shallows graves, their last moments whispering in his head. Audience to this sojourn are the spirits of those dead men, drifting like snowflakes around the boy as he lays them to rest.

If you are unfamiliar with Sword & Laser, the second largest book club on Goodreads, I wrote about my excitement the Sword & Laser Anthology last year when it was first announced. I have immense respect for Veronica and Tom and am flattered to be involved with the project.

I will have more details about the project, including the release date and a table of contents, as those details are announced.

  • Paul (@princejvstin) September 30, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Hey, Congratulations Aidan!

  • Peter (Odd Engine) September 30, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I love Sword and Laser! Look forward to reading your story :-)

  • Peter (Odd Engine) September 30, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I love Sword and Laser! Look forward to reading your story :-)

  • Adam (@sensawunda) September 30, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Super congratulations anthology buddy!

  • Fred September 30, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    I think you mean “Soldier-cum-gravedigger.”

  • Aidan Moher September 30, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    By golly, Fred, you’re right. Though I changed to to Soldier-turned-gravedigger. :)

    @Adam — Are you also in the S&L Antho?

  • Adam (@sensawunda) September 30, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Yes sir! New weird space opera featuring space mages and cetacean starships. It’s going to be one hell of an interesting anthology.

  • Kai Herbertz October 1, 2013 at 8:30 am

    congratulations on getting published in the anthology! I’m super excited to read the finished product. Hope you are properly celebrating making it into the top 2% :)
    All the best,

  • The G October 1, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Congratulations! I look forward to reading it.

  • Dave Thompson October 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Oh, congrats! That’s a great sale, and an especially great first sale :)

  • Darren Patrick October 4, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    That’s great news, Aidan! Congratulations. Well deserved :)