My story “Cold” is appearing again, this time in the Crossed Genres Year One anthology, just released today.
Crossed Genres is a magazine of “science fiction & fantasy with a twist” — each issue publishes stories which combine SF/F with another genre or theme. Thus, my story was in the issue devoted entirely to science fiction/fantasy stories with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or queer characters. And you should check that issue out (it’ll be online through the end of October) because there’s not only my story “Cold” but a whole bunch of other really good LGBTQ stories & articles too. Even an interview with Kate Bornstein!
CGY1 collects 12 stories selected from each of the first 12 issues of Crossed Genres:
- “The Time of Tales” by C.L. Rossman (science fiction & fantasy)
- “Back To the Beginning” by Marilou Goodwin (dystopian)
- “A Crazy Kind of Love” by Jeremy Zimmerman (romance)
- “The Near-Sighted Sentinel” by Adam King (crime)
- “Condiment Wars” by Jill Afzelius (humor)
- “Red Dust” by Amanda Lord (Western)
- “Deacon Carter’s Last Dime” by Nathan Crowder (urban)
- “The Strangler Fig” by Jennifer D. Munro (anthropomorphism)
- “The Bat And the Blitz” by Erika Tracy (alternate history)
- “The Good Old-Fashioned Kind of Water” by Camille Alexa (child fiction)
- “The Drain” by M. Palmer (horror)
- “Cold” by Melissa S. Green (LGBTQ)
As an author, I was lucky — I’ve already got my copies. But get your own too! Crossed Genres Year One is available in print from Amazon or Createspace for $9.99. Or, you can buy it as a PDF download directly from Crossed Genres.
Meanwhile, my story “Cold” is the first chapter of a novel-in-progress of the same title. It’ll be online at Crossed Genres through end of October; & if you like it, you can read another story that takes place shortly after “Cold” right here at Henkimaa. It’s called “Shark.”