Hello, everyone! The Christmas is just around the corner and with it, the end of this horrible year – though I am not so sure about what we can expect from the next one. An alien invasion, maybe? The impact of a wandering asteroid? Or a nuclear catastrophe? In any case, I hope that you are all well and safe, out of reach of the current disasters.
In more positive (excuse the pun) news, the Czech speculative fiction magazine XB-1 published the second of the aforementioned short stories written in my native language in its December issue. The story is called “Jít štěstí naproti” [“Making Your Own Luck” in English] and you might be familiar with its early version published in Aphelion in 2018.
Furthermore, two works of mine (one novelette and one short story) made it all the way to the final of Daidalos 2020 literary contest, organized by XB-1, which means that they will likewise be published in the magazine sometime next year. More information on that to follow.
Till next time, stay safe and have a very merry Christmas!