Rocky Road Taken by Daily SF; Girl at the End of the World Proofs Received

Two items to note on a sunny May Sunday.  The first is that my absurdist short short “Rocky Road,” which we’ve met briefly before (cf. April 6, March 2), about how one’s diet might affect dating patterns has been accepted by DAILY SCIENCE FICTION.  More on this as more is known, but judging from previous publications there, most likely it will appear sometime around earlyish fall.  For more on DAILY SCIENCE FICTION now, though, including archive access to my earlier stories “Casket Girls,” “Naughty or Nice,” and “Killer Pot” press here (for best results use just my last name, Dorr, in the search box in the right hand column).

Then, speaking of romance, “It’s the end of days.  The sky is falling, the seas are burning and your neighbour is a zombie.  It’s brutal out there.  It’s every man for himself and these heels are going to have to go; you simply can’t run in them!

“Across two volumes, THE GIRL AT THE END OF THE WORLD offers forty-one striking visions of the apocalypse and the women and girls dealing with it.  From gods to zombies, from epic to deeply personal, from the moment of impact to a future where life is long forgotten; book-1-1-bk-cover-300x212bestselling authors and exciting new writers deliver tales you’ll still remember when holed up in a fallout shelter with one remaining bullet and a best friend with a suspicious bite mark on their neck.”

So says the blurb, and my story “The Borrowed Man” (see January 11 this year, October 25 2013) is third in the lineup for volume one, according to proof sheets received late last night.  This is a British anthology long in the coming, originally projected for January-February this year, then sometime in March, with corrections and/or comments now due by the end of May.  But it’s a big book with lots of stories, volume 1 taking in apocalypse-related, pre-, and during-apocalypse tales; volume 2 those of what comes after, and I expect it should be worth the wait.


  1. Absolutely fantastic news, congrats on the DSF sale, Jim! Also,I thank you for posting the poetry panel photo from WHC/Stoker weekend!

  2. Hi Marge, thanks! I think you would have enjoyed the poetry panel. (Not to mention the sumptuous treats in the ConSuite. I think I figured out the lack of candy, by the way — they were rather health-conscious with their menu but nevertheless good, with plenty of strawberries and, later, melon to supply the fructose. And, of course, gallons of pop in the cooler!)

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