Everybody, take a look at this beautiful illustration for my story in BRAVE NEW GIRLS, an anthology of YA sci-fi stories in support of encouraging young girls to go into STEM careers:
This is courtesy of Adrian DeFuria, a fine young artist and all-around nice guy.
So what's going on here? Well, I was hoping by this point that my sci-fi novel THE HYENA would've been published shortly before or around the same time as "The Keys to the Stars," which serves as a sort of prequel to that universe. There are even a few Easter eggs in the short which will now go unappreciated until the novel finds a home.
I'll try not to spoil the story, but this delightful creature is called a Clorofin. The Clorofin race was not, in fact, introduced in the first HYENA novel (well, I think they may have been mentioned) but a major Clorofin character will be introduced in book two. So the short was supposed to be both a prequel to the first novel and an introduction to a species that will become more prominent in the second. But, of course, the short stands on its own, and I hope you all will enjoy it!
"Manuscripts don't burn"
- Mikhail Bulgakov
Hi, I'm horror and science fiction author Steve Kozeniewski (pronounced: "causin' ooze key.") Welcome to my blog! You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Amazon. You can e-mail me here, join my mailing list here, or request an e-autograph here. Free on this site you can listen to me recite one of my own short works, "The Thing Under the Bed."
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