Micheal Cobley

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Postscripts Quarterly Bumper Double Edition – Including A Short Story From Yrs Truly

Posted on October 1st 2009 | Leave a comment

Yes, got this info from Pete Crowther at PS Publishing a while back and it kinda fell through the cracks. So belatedly here it is, the running order for the next double issue of Postscripts Quarterly, entitled Edison’s Frankenstein, which also contains a story from me:



THE DREAM CURATOR — Alex Irvine (4,500)

VAMPIRE ELECTRIC — Tony Ballantyne (7,850)

BLACK FRAGMENTARIA — Michael Cobley (6,800)

THE HEALER – David Hoing (5,900)

90 SHARE – Jim Trombetta (3,000)

UNREASONABLE DOUBT – Simon Strantzas (6,000)

SNOWMAN’S CHANCE IN HELL – Robert T. Jeschonek (1,300)

SOROR MYSTICA – Uncle River (13,500)

EDISON’S FRANKENSTEIN – Chris Roberson (7,200)

THE LOVE-CRAFT – Lavie Tidhar (4,300)

DENNY – Kit Reed (5,350)

KILLING THE DEAD – Ian Sales (4,900)

THE HORSE ANGEL – Marly Youmans (6,200)

THE PHOEBEAN EGG – Stephen Baxter (13,100)

THE WINDING DOWN OF THE WORLD – Rjurik Davidson (4,000)


‘SENG, RUNNING – Darin C. Bradley (3,500)

CATHERINE MY LIONHEART – Allen Ashley (4,400)

O KING OF PAIN AND SPLENDOR! – Darrell Schweitzer (6,400)

HAND SCRATCHED NOTE – Catherine J. Gardner (1,550)

TIME CHANGES – David T. Wilbanks (850)

TESTS – Robert Reed (5,200)

ANOTHER DAY IN FIBBERY — Matthew Hughes (8,600)

RAGGED CLAWS — Lisa Tuttle (4,300)

THE DENHAM INHERITANCE — George-Olivier Chateaureynaud (4,800)

NUMBER ONE FAN — Eric Schaller (5,600)

TOTAL = 142,600 words

Quite an impressive lineup, I’m sure you’ll agree! I think the provisional publishing date for this is mid-December but you can always check up on it at the PS Publishing website (link on the left), and possibly even pre-order.

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Short Story Sale: Black Fragmentaria to Postscripts quarterly

Posted on January 13th 2009 | 5 Comments so far

Just letting you know that I recently had a short story accepted by Pete Crowther for his quarterly anthology, Postscripts, scheduled to appear in the winter 2009 issue. I regard this as a bit of a personal milestone as Postscripts is a seriously good magazine/anthology which has showcased some of the field’s best writers. The fact that it pays is another plus factor, too!

The story is entitled Black Fragmentaria and is one of my alternative Scotland/empire tales, kinda steampunkish, entwined with intrigue and power politics, sprinkled with dark science and the warped consequences of its misuse. Hope it stands up along with that issue’s other stories.

Here’s the link to Postscripts:


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Into The Lion's Den

Posted on June 17th 2008 | Leave a comment

Nothing to do with dodgy Apprentice-style TV progs designed to make baby capitalists look cool, but….tonight, I venture forth to the regular meeting of the Glasgow SF Writers Circle wherein I shall lay down upon the altar and bare my chest to the authorial druids….okay, okay, I`m dramatising here, yet its a fairly daunting thing to offer up a story for studious and critical examination, and heck I`ve been going along to the GSFWC since about 1988 (though to be accurate my attendance in the last couple of years has been a bit minimal). `Black Fragmentaria` is the name of me tale, and hey, I’m gonna be nonchalant and indeed sanguine as hell about it. Mebbe.

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