One year ago, my story “Weep No More for the Willow” appeared in DEEP MAGIC, Fall 2019. One year later, I return to the pages of Deep Magic! This time with a science fiction novelette, “Muzik Man.”
It’s the story of an android minstrel missionary, sent to save a tone-deaf world. And this time, he won’t screw up! Full of heart, this story will make you laugh, make you cry, and will take you on an adventure across the galaxy to a world where playing music can get you into a lot of trouble! Come dance with this minstrel operative as he does his best to convert the subjugated masses to the wonders of music! If you loved “Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler,” I am certain you will love this story just as much. And the entire issue is only $2.99!
Go ahead, make my day. Trust me, Muzik Man will make yours.
Or don’t trust me. Trust this review by award-winning author Leah Ning:
“Wulf Moon has a story here! Now that I’ve finally gotten to read it, I’ll gush: what an absolute TRIP, in the best way possible. New worlds, new creatures, and a brand spankin’ new robot who was made to play music inside and out. Had some good laughs, had some good feels, and an ending I didn’t expect. Go make friends with Muzik. He’ll charm your socks off! This story has some good, good heart in it.”
After twenty-five years of trying, I had finally won and had made it to the Writers and Illustrators of the Future gala award ceremony. It’s an impressive event that many liken to the Academy Awards of science fiction and fantasy. If you ever attend one or if you watch the recording, you’ll understand why. This is a formal black-tie event in the best of Hollywood venues with bestselling authors and Hollywood stars on the guest list. And they are all there to support you as an up-and-coming writer of speculative fiction. This was the proudest moment of my writing career. It happened April 5th, 2019 at the Grand Ballroom of the Taglyan Complex in the center of Hollywood.
Want to see Wulf Moon take the stage, receive his award for Writers of the Future Volume 35, and give his acceptance speech? Then click on the link below and advance to one hour and nine minutes and take a gander! Come join me for my five minutes of fame! (Thank goodness I still have ten minutes to go!)
You might have heard I wrote a story that took second place in the international talent search for speculative fiction writers known as Writers of the Future. Okay, you’re here, so I think it’s safe to assume you have. You might have also heard the story has been reprinted in the professional science fiction magazine Future Science Fiction Digest, Issue #3. You might have also heard I was hired by the same editor to produce it as a podcast (see my header “Podcasts” to listen to it for free). So what’s the news? Why am I jumping up and down on your bed at 3 a.m.? FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, you say, I’M TRYING TO SLEEP!!!
Well, what you might not have heard is that wonderful, positive reviews on this story have been coming in almost every day since it was published at the start of April, 2019. Several reviewers have also singled it out for praise, saying this story touched them and made them cry…and then told everyone they need to read it!
Well, here’s a few highlights for your review. If you missed it, I hope you’ll read the story. I hope you’ll also consider it when year end award time comes around. It means a great deal to me, and it has touched the lives of many readers from around the world. How do I know? They’ve told me. And I’ll share just a few with you because I am happy this sweet story I wrote about a disabled girl on the Moon and her robot life support dog is not only being read, it’s getting lots of love. That’s something you may not know.
Today, it’s official. My first appearance on the cover of a professional science fiction magazine. I’m singing, “On the Cover of the Rolling Stone!”
This issue of Future Science Fiction Digest has two themes: a lunar theme in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing; and an artificial intelligence theme. When I got wind of this, I knew I had the perfect fit–I had a story with both! I queried the editor, he agreed to look at it, and the rest is history! “Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler” was published today in Issue 3 of this international SF magazine. It’s a watershed moment for any writer to be listed on the cover, and this story has granted me two watershed moments! It’s not only my first cover, it’s a reprint of my award-winning story from Writers of the Future, Volume 35.
And an added bonus! The editor hired me to narrate and produce the story as a podcast. Check out my Podcast header and click on the link and I’ll read you this story about a disabled girl on the Moon and her robodog life support unit that protects her!