Alec Nevala-Lee

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“Ernesto” is here!

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Yesterday, buried in the pile of unread mail from my trip to China and Hong Kong, I found a pleasant surprise: my author’s copies of the March 2012 issue of Analog, which includes my short story “Ernesto.” This story, an X-Files-inspired mystery featuring the young Hemingway in the Spanish Civil War, is my third story published in Analog in the past twelve months, and seeing it in print is a nice way to cap off the year. (Oddly enough, Analog‘s website is still two issues out of date, which, combined with the fact that its message boards have been inactive for months, makes me a little concerned about its digital presence. Is someone over there taking the name of this magazine too literally?)

I should also mention, with all due modesty, that the current issue includes a short profile of yours truly by the great Richard A. Lovett, with whom I spoke on the phone all the way back in May. (Analog likes to do profiles of writers after they’ve sold at least three stories there, so I was due.) This is, in fact, the first published profile of me as an author to appear anywhere, and it does a nice job of grounding my interest in science fiction with my other activities as a writer, especially my work in suspense. I’m grateful to Rick Lovett for doing such a good job, and while most of the material here will be familiar to readers of this blog, if you’re a Nevala-Lee completist—there are some of you out there, right?—this issue is definitely one for the archives.

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December 13, 2011 at 9:57 am

Quote of the Day

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A play was held to be something of a machine [in the 1920s]…It was a machine for surprising and delighting the audience, regularly, logically, insanely, but accountably. A play was like a watch that laughed.

Walter Kerr, God on the Gymnasium Floor

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December 13, 2011 at 8:48 am

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