It’s ironic. Just the other day, I was waxing eloquently on my endorsement policy, and going on about how I will stump for projects that I really believe in.
And now, just a few days later, I am stumping for a project.
It’s not exaggeration to say that John Joseph Adams has the strongest editorial reputation in short form SF/F. His anthologies have run the gamut of genre topics from
zombies and vampires to dystopias to interstellar empire.
Now, JJA has put out his latest anthology, ARMORED, a collection of short pieces by the biggest names in the genre all dedicated to one of my favorite topics in science fiction: powered armor. I’ve been a huge fan of powered armor stories from the Iron Man comics to the Space Marines in Warhammer 40,000 to the giant fighting robots in Macross, Mechwarrior and Battletech. To think that there is now an entire anthology dedicated to the topic makes me . . . ahem . . . apoplectic.
I said before that I stump for projects that I wish I had written. Well, I wish like hell I had a story in this anthology. My powered armor story Blood and Horses won the Writers of the Future contest and launched my writing career. It is a topic near and dear to my heart and I am so, so, so looking forward to seeing it resonate with the larger fan community.
In addition to majors like Tanya Huff and Brandon Sanderson, the anthology features a story by my favorite military SF author, Jack Campbell, author of the incredible Lost Fleet series.
I highly recommend you check out ARMORED. You can find out more about it at the anthology’s website here.