Ladies, Gentlemen, and Otherwise, I would like to direct your attention to The Day the Pod Landed by Jeff Cross over at Redstone Science Fiction. It’s his first published story, and it’s damned good, so you should read it. I was lucky enough to be a first reader, which means I have a particular fondness for the story, but even if I hadn’t been, I’d still recommend it. Giant mechs and hostile corporate takeovers – what’s not to like?
There’s nothing quite like your first acceptance letter. There’s nothing quite like seeing your name in print for the first time. I’m so happy for Jeff that he’s getting to experience those firsts right now. Published authors – tell me about your first time?