I first became aware of David D. Levine through his story “Nucleon” in the Mike Resnick anthology showcasing some of the best new writers in science fiction (sound familiar? ) “New Voices in Science Fiction“. I was intrigued enough by his story to read his blog and found out that he was also a Writers of the Future Award Winner. A Hugo for “Tk’Tk’Tk”, which I later read in Asimov’s, soon followed. This guy had been a new writer like myself not so long ago, and now he was headed for the stars. I determined right there and then that I was going to follow in his footsteps. He’d gone to Clarion West, so I enrolled. He won WotF so I began entering religiously. I later met David at a Clarion West party and to my immense gratification and relief he turned out to be just as nice as his blog made him sound. We talked for nearly an hour and he offered me a whole bunch of writing tips that I still try and incorporate into my writing to this day.
David’s story didn’t stop there of course. He has won or been nominated for nearly every award out there, and his latest collection is no exception to that rule. Space Magic won the Endeavour Award in 2009 which is awarded to the best science fiction or fantasy book written by an author based in Pacific Northwest.
About Space Magic
“This Endeavour Award-winning collection pulls together 15 critically acclaimed science fiction and fantasy stories that take readers from a technicolor cartoon realm to an ancient China
that never was, and from an America gone wrong to the very ends of the universe. Including the Hugo Award-winning “Tk’Tk’Tk,” the Writers of the Future Award winner “Rewind,” “Nucleon,” “The Tale of the Golden Eagle,” and many other highly-praised stories, Space Magic shows David D. Levine’s talents not only as a gifted writer but as a powerful storyteller whose work explores the farthest reaches of space as well as the depths of the human heart.”
In addition to the collection as a whole for $5.99, he’ll be offering each of the stories in it for 99c each. All of these ebooks will be available (in fact, they are already available) from bookviewcafe.com, amazon.com, nook.com, kobobooks.com, and Apple’s iBookstore.
About the Author
I am a science fiction and fantasy writer who’s published over fifty stories in markets including Asimov’s, Analog, F&SF, andRealms of Fantasy. I have won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story, Endeavour Award, Writers of the Future Contest, James White Award, People’s Choice Award for Best Drabblecast Story of the Year, andPhobos Fiction Contest, and I have been nominated or shortlisted for the Nebula Award, Theodore Sturgeon Award, Aeon Award, Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest, an earlier Hugo Award, and the John W. Campbell Award (twice). My stories have appeared in four Year’s Best volumes and have been translated into French, Czech, Hebrew, Swedish, Romanian, Finnish, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese. I have been an instructor at the Alpha Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Workshop for Young Writers; the Cascade Writers Workshop; Rainforest Writers Village; and numerous science fiction convention writers’ workshops. I am a member of the Wild Cards consortium, Book View Café, and the Science Fiction Writers of America, for whom I coordinate the SFWA Northwest Reading Series. I live in Portland, Oregon with my wife Kate Yule, with whom I co-edit the fanzine Bento.