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Check this out -- a song based on Soft Apocalypse! It's from the point of view of Deirdre, written/performed by Doris Bazzini and produced/engineered by Ricky Kovacs.


Big News!
Penguin Random House will publish Burning Midnight -- a young adult SF novel, as part of a two-book deal!

Out now: The End is Now, book two of The Apocalypse Triptych. It includes my short story, "Dancing with Batgirl in the Land of Nod." My story also appears on the website Io9.com as a special promotion, so you can check it out for free over there!

Here's the cover to Defenders, due out May 13!

"Dancing With Death in the Land of Nod", a new story by Will, appears in The End is Nigh.  It's the first in a triptych of apocalypse anthologies to be published by Hugh Howey and John Joseph Adams, and includes authors such as Paolo Bacigupi, Nancy Kress, Seanan McGuire, and Jack McDevitt!

My story "Scout" is in the April/May issue of Asimov's.  A different version of this story ended up becoming part of my upcoming novel, Defenders.

Defenders, my upcoming novel from Orbit, has been optioned by Warner Brothers for a feature film!
You can read the details here:

Orbit Books has produced a trailer for Love Minus Eighty:

Here's the cover of Love Minus Eighty, a novel based on the Hugo-winning short story, "Bridesicle".  It was released in June.  In Orbit's innovative cover design, The book has a vellum jacket, so some of this image is on the transparent jacket, and the rest is on the cover of the book! 

"Over There" is out in the new issue of Asimov's!  This story has a unique format, with two streams of story running simultaneously.

June 10:
Soft Apocalypse is a finalist for:

The 2012 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best SF Novel
The 2012 Locus Award for Best First Novel
The 2012 Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel

Asimov's will publish "Over There", a new novelette, tentatively scheduled for the January, 2013 issue.  This story has a very odd structure, with two narratives running side-by-side!

A translation of "Bridesicle" published in the French magazine Galaxies was a finalist for best foreign short work in the 2012 Gran Prix de L'Imaginaire

April 10: Going Full Time

As of May 15, I'm retiring from my university position to write full-time!  We're moving to Williamsburg, Virginia in July, where my wife Alison is taking a position at William & Mary.

"Possible Monsters" is out in the new issue of Asimov's!

Dec 25: Double Bridesicle news:

Will has signed a two-book deal with Orbit to write a novel based on his short story "Bridesicle", and one based on his short story "Defenders", which was published by Lightspeed in August.

Dec 20. Publisher's Weekly gave Will's second novel, Hitchers, a STARRED review!  Hitchers will be release in February.

Nov. 1: "Possible Monsters" has been accepted at Asimov's.  It should appear some time in 2012. 

Oct. 30: The first edition of Soft Apocalypse has sold out at the publisher, Night Shade books.  So, the only copies left are those already on the shelves at bookstores and through online retailers.

(The original short story "Soft Apocalypse" is posted on the fiction page.)

Heyne Verlay will publish a German translation of Soft Apocalypse!
Fleuve Noir will publish a French translation of Soft Apocalypse!

September, 2010

"Bridesicle" won the 2010 Hugo for Best Short Story

and also was nominated for a 2010 Nebula Award!

"Bridesicle" appeared in the January 2009 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction, and won the Asimov's Reader's award for best short story of 2009.

Visit Asimov's and read "Bridesicle" and other nominated works from the same publication here.


A short film based on "Followed", which appeared in John Joseph Adam's anthology The Living Dead, has been produced.  Check out the trailer and stills here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1803157/

Will is represented by Seth Fishman at The Gernert Company.

Will would love to hear from you regarding his work:  email Will
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