Story Sale: “Flipping the Switch” Sold to the Beyond the Sun Anthology

I have sold my story, “Flipping the Switch” to the Beyond the Sun anthology, edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt. It is a themed anthology described as follows:

Colonists take to the stars to discover new planets, new sentient beings, and build new lives for themselves and their families. Some travel years to find their destination, while others travel a year or less. Some discover a planet that just might be paradise, while others find nothing but unwelcoming aliens and terrain. It’s not just a struggle for territory but a struggle for understanding as cultures clash, disasters occur, danger lurks and lives are at risk. 20 stories of space colonists by both leading and up and coming science fiction writers of today.

Headliners for the anthology include Nancy Kress, Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Robert Silverberg.

The sale to this anthology marks at least two firsts for me:

  • First time selling to an invitation-only anthology.
  • First time selling original fiction to an anthology (as opposed to a reprint).

At present, the anthology is set to see the light of day in the summer of 2013, but I’ll keep you posted on updates. In the meantime, I am doing a happy dance in my office, and attracting strange stares from my coworkers.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

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