What's New

New, as of April 2013:

 

A new interview with me is available at http://www.fresnostatejournal.com/vol16no5/feature_hendrix.html

 

Two more pieces are out in Boom: A Journal of California: "WUI Space"  (Winter 2012), and "Elegy Written in a Country Schoolhouse" (Spring 2013).  

 

A novella, Other People's Avatars, accepted for publication in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, is now out in the July/August 2013 Special Double Issue of the magazine (on the stands in May).

 

My books Lightpaths, Standing Wave, and Better Angels, which originally came out 1997-1999 from Ace Books, have been re-released.  They are also available as audio books on audible.com.  My fourth collection of previously published short fiction, Dark With Excessive Bright/Bright With Excessive Dark, is forthcoming from Borgo/Wildside.

 

My short story,“Red Rover, Red Rover,” has appeared in theJuly/August 2012 special issue of Analog Science Fiction Science Fact.   

My creative non-fiction piece,“California Damming,” appears July 2012 in Boom: A Journal of California, University of California Press,Volume 2, Number 2, Summer 2012.  Available in stores and online. 

 

Lightpaths, my first novel (1997; revised and re-released 2011), remains available as an audio book from audible.com.

 

Longer term, my wife and I have signed a contract to edit The Encyclopedia of Mars (due out 2015) and are seeking contributors. Mars needs writers! Go to encyclopediaofmars.org or encyclopediaofmars.com.

 

Below are some of my other more recent publications you might be interested in, along with when and where they appeared.

 

Books:

Visions of Mars: Essays on the Fiction and Science of the Red Planet (McFarland and Company). Senior Editor, with Eric Rabkin and George

Slusser, co-editors.

Human in the Circuit, / Perceptions of Depth (short fiction collections), Borgo Press. Spring, 2011.

Lightpaths. (novel), Borgo Press re-release. Revised and with new Afterword.  2011.

Standing Wave (novel), Borgo Press re-release. Revised and with new  Afterword. 2011.

 

Short fiction:

 

“The Hollow Earthlings” (short story) in Aberrant Dreams, September  2010.

“The End of Mirth” (short story) in Flurb #10 (September 2010).

“Monuments of  Unageing Intellect” (novelet) in Analog Science Fiction Science Fact

(June 2009).  Honorably mentioned by Gardner Dozois in Year’s Best SF 2009.

“Flame of Branches” (short story) in vMeme21 (new media/multimedia, June 2009)

 “Knot Your Grandfather’s Knot” (short story) in Analog Science Fiction Science Fact, March 2008

 “Palimpsest” (short story) in Analog Science Fiction Science Fact, September 2007.

 

Journalism and Creative Nonfiction:

 

Essays on “Areology” and “Fisheries Science” in Encyclopedia of Applied Sciences, Salem Press, Pasadena, California, 2011.

Essays on “Wild fires,” “Population Connection,” and “Kirkpatrick Sale” in Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues. Salem Press, Pasadena, California 2010.

Destry Rides Again. In The Thirties in America. Salem Press, Pasadena, California 2010.

“The Other Part of the Equation.” In Thoreau’s Legacy: American Stories About Global Warming.  A Project of the Union of Concerned Scientists and Penguin Classics

Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2009.

 

Poems:

 

Too numerous to mention, but of special recent note are:

“Emergent  Properties,” prose poem in Astropoetica, Summer 2011.

“Boomer Dog Days” in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, June 2011.

"Bumbershoot" in Abyss and Apex, 2009.  Winner, Science Fiction Poetry Association 2010 Dwarf Stars Award.  Conferred 2011. 

 Reprinted in Nebula Awards Showcase 2012.

 

Scholarly Articles:

 

“Verne Among the Punks, or ‘It’s Not All Just a Victorian Clockwork’.” In Verniana:

Journal of the North American Jules Verne Society, Volume 1, 2009.  Reprint in Exhibition Hall magazine (2010).

“Out of the Ghetto, Endlessly Grokking: A Toast to Frank McConnell.” In The Science of Fiction and the Fiction of Science: Collected Essays on SF Storytelling and the Gnostic Imagination by Frank McConnell. Ed. Gary Westfahl. Greenwood Press (February 2009).

“When The Eternal and the Ephemeral Collide: The Deep Appeal of Meteors and Meteorites.” Creative nonfiction. Originally slated for WGN: Journal of the International Meteor Organization. Hove, Belgium, February 2008, but editorial changes have meant it now appears in Proceedings of the International MeteorConference: Sachticka, Slovakia, 18-21 September 2008 (issued 2009) and inWGN: Journal of the International Meteor Organization 2012.

 

Professional Activities and Offices:

 

Keynote Speaker,  “Edgar Allan Poe and the French Connection,”  October 27,  2010. Presentation sponsored jointly by Fresno County Library system, National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, and L’Alliance Francaise.

Symposium Organizer, Emcee and Panel Moderator, “Ray Bradbury, Poet of the American Dreamtime” tribute symposium, Fresno County Big Read 2010 program, March19-20, 2010

Coordinator, Author panel on Steampunk and Extraordinary Voyages, for the 2009 J.Lloyd Eaton Conference.

Programming Co-ordinator, with Melissa Conway, Eric Rabkin, and George Slusser, for “Chronicling Mars”: The 2008 J.Lloyd Eaton Conference, University of

California, Riverside.

11.15.07 Episode 12 of Dragon in the Land is online
Howard has posted the final episode of twelve installments from his latest online serial: What To Do Before The Nightmare Comes True—Again. Read episode twelve of the prognostic Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California and bring closure to the acclaimed serial.

11.01.07 Episode 11 of Dragon in the Land is online
Howard has posted episode eleven of twelve installments from his latest online serial. Dragon in the Land. Read episode eleven of Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California.
 
10.11.07 Episode 10 of Dragon in the Land is online
The tenth installment of Howard's online serial — Percent Contained — concerning wild fires in California continues in the writing section with episode ten of Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California.
 
10.03.07 Episode 9 of Dragon in the Land is online
The nineth installment — Man-dragon — of Howard's online serial — Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California — concerning wild fires in California continues in the writing section.
 
09.17.07 Episode 8 of Dragon in the Land is online
Fire Camp is now online in the writing section. Episode eight of Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California — Howard's online serial that is concurrently published in a half dozen local newspapers in the foothills and mountains of Central California.
 
08.30.07 Episode 7 of Dragon in the Land is online
The Dragon in the West Village — Episode seven of Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California is now online in the writing section, continuing Howard's wild fire serial.
 
08.22.07 Episode 6 of Dragon in the Land is online
Maze of Chaos — Episode six of Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California is now online in the writing section, continuing Howard's wild fire serial.
 
08.08.07 Episode 5 of Dragon in the Land is online
Evacuations and Destinations is now online in the writing section. Episode five of Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California is the latest installment of Howard's online serial that is concurrently published in a half dozen local newspapers in the foothills and mountains of Central California.
 
07.25.07 New Fan Photos Uploaded
A Canadian fan — Geordie H. — visited with Howard at the recent LA CON IV and has sent us a few photos to post. View Geordie's shots added to the Gallery section of Meet the Author. And don't forget to send in your own snaps of Howard to Howardwhen you see him out and about. We'll post those as well.
 
07.24.07 Episode 4 of Dragon in the Land is online
Episode four of Howard's online wild fire serial continues in the writing section with The Running Battle— Episode four of Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California.
 
07.10.07 Episode 3 of Dragon in the Land is online
Howard's online serial continues in the writing section with episode three of Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California: Red Ball Sun. Don't miss the new installment.
 
06.27.07 Episode 2 of Dragon in the Land is online
The second installment of Howard's online serial — Remembrance of Fires Past — concerning wild fires in California continues in the writing section with episode two of Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California.
 
06.18.07 Episode 1 of Dragon in the Land is online
Howard introduces the first of twelve installments of a new online serial. Lightning and Smoke. The story is being published in half a dozen local newspapers in the foothills and mountains of Central California. Click here to read episode one of Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California.
 
11.17.06 Starting a Gallery Section
Howard will be adding a photo gallery section to this site, but we need your photos. The page is already online (view the Gallery page), but it is in dire need of photos. Send in what you have to Howard and we'll post what we get—within reason of course.
 
09.12.06 Spears of God
Spears of God will be on the stands on November 28, 2006
 
WARNING TO REVIEWERS, COLLECTORS, SCHOLARS, AND CRITICS:
A WORD ON THE ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOFS OF /SPEARS OF GOD/
 
Although nearly all advance uncorrected proofs bear the warning "Please do not quote for publication without checking against the finished book," this admonition is particularly appropriate in regard to the advance uncorrected proofs of Spears of God. I made significant changes at the galley phase—at about the same time my publisher was already mailing out the advance uncorrected proofs. My thanks to my editors for their patience with my late final editing. For collectors, the differences between the advance uncorrected proofs and finished book may be a windfall, but reviewers, critics, and scholars would do well to proceed with caution regarding any comments on or quotations taken from the proofs. Please check against the finished book if at all possible.New Photos added to the Gallery
New Photos, from the 'Chronicling Mars' conference at UC Riverside, have been added to the Gallery page under Meet the Author.
 
11.15.07 Episode 12 of Dragon in the Land is online
Howard has posted the final episode of twelve installments from his latest online serial: What To Do Before The Nightmare Comes True—Again. Read episode twelve of the prognostic Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California and bring closure to the acclaimed serial.
 
11.01.07 Episode 11 of Dragon in the Land is online
Howard has posted episode eleven of twelve installments from his latest online serial. Dragon in the Land. Read episode eleven of Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California.
 
10.11.07 Episode 10 of Dragon in the Land is online
The tenth installment of Howard's online serial — Percent Contained — concerning wild fires in California continues in the writing section with episode ten of Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California.
 
10.03.07 Episode 9 of Dragon in the Land is online
The nineth installment — Man-dragon — of Howard's online serial — Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California — concerning wild fires in California continues in the writing section.
 
09.17.07 Episode 8 of Dragon in the Land is online
Fire Camp is now online in the writing section. Episode eight of Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California — Howard's online serial that is concurrently published in a half dozen local newspapers in the foothills and mountains of Central California.
 
08.30.07 Episode 7 of Dragon in the Land is online
The Dragon in the West Village — Episode seven of Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California is now online in the writing section, continuing Howard's wild fire serial.
 
08.22.07 Episode 6 of Dragon in the Land is online
Maze of Chaos — Episode six of Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California is now online in the writing section, continuing Howard's wild fire serial.
 
08.08.07 Episode 5 of Dragon in the Land is online
Evacuations and Destinations is now online in the writing section. Episode five of Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California is the latest installment of Howard's online serial that is concurrently published in a half dozen local newspapers in the foothills and mountains of Central California.
 
07.25.07 New Fan Photos Uploaded
A Canadian fan — Geordie H. — visited with Howard at the recent LA CON IV and has sent us a few photos to post. View Geordie's shots added to the Gallery section of Meet the Author. And don't forget to send in your own snaps of Howard to Howardwhen you see him out and about. We'll post those as well.
 
07.24.07 Episode 4 of Dragon in the Land is online
Episode four of Howard's online wild fire serial continues in the writing section with The Running Battle— Episode four of Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California.
 
07.10.07 Episode 3 of Dragon in the Land is online
Howard's online serial continues in the writing section with episode three of Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California: Red Ball Sun. Don't miss the new installment.
 
06.27.07 Episode 2 of Dragon in the Land is online
The second installment of Howard's online serial — Remembrance of Fires Past — concerning wild fires in California continues in the writing section with episode two of Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California.
 
06.18.07 Episode 1 of Dragon in the Land is online
Howard introduces the first of twelve installments of a new online serial. Lightning and Smoke. The story is being published in half a dozen local newspapers in the foothills and mountains of Central California. Click here to read episode one of Dragon in the Land: People and Mega-fire in California.
 
11.17.06 Starting a Gallery Section
Howard will be adding a photo gallery section to this site, but we need your photos. The page is already online (view the Gallery page), but it is in dire need of photos. Send in what you have to Howard and we'll post what we get—within reason of course.
 
09.12.06 Spears of God
Spears of God will be on the stands on November 28, 2006
 
WARNING TO REVIEWERS, COLLECTORS, SCHOLARS, AND CRITICS:
A WORD ON THE ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOFS OF /SPEARS OF GOD/
 
Although nearly all advance uncorrected proofs bear the warning "Please do not quote for publication without checking against the finished book," this admonition is particularly appropriate in regard to the advance uncorrected proofs of Spears of God. I made significant changes at the galley phase—at about the same time my publisher was already mailing out the advance uncorrected proofs. My thanks to my editors for their patience with my late final editing. For collectors, the differences between the advance uncorrected proofs and finished book may be a windfall, but reviewers, critics, and scholars would do well to proceed with caution regarding any comments on or quotations taken from the proofs. Please check against the finished book if at all possible.