The novel Expiration Day by William Campbell Powell was published on 22nd April 2014, by Tor Books of New York (a Macmillan imprint).

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2024-01-24 09:53 - Love and Beans in Thin Times

A little late, but Love and Beans in Thin Times went live in DreamForge magazine. From the editor's notes:

Set in a world where time becomes malleable, the narrative follows the experiences of Keeya and Guin, two lovers navigating a universe nearing its end, where the collapse of time creates unexpected separations and reunions. This touching tale blends elements of physics and romance, exploring the complexities of love in a world where basic continuity is no longer a given.

2021-11-27 17:03 - The Box

I'm delighted to announce the publication of The Box in MetaStellar magazine. It's flash fiction, that came from a writing prompt from my BSFA Orbiter writing group. Of course, I had to subvert the prompt a little, but that's the point: you don't write the obvious story, but go where your imagination takes you.

2021-11-12 21:21 - Short Fiction

Here's a list of the short fiction I've had published, since Expiration Day.

Date Publication Story
2017-12-06 Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of H.G. Wells Volume 1 The Adventure of the Traveller's Bootstraps
2018-03-05 Abyss & Apex The Long Way
2021-06-26 The Antihumanist The Farmers and the Farmed

2016-12-08 17:56 - AudioFile Magazine Earphones award for Expiration Day audiobook

Expiration Day cover art

"It's a rare event when one hears an audiobook that expands one's mind and breaks one's heart at the same time. De Cuir makes every last word of this first- person story come alive with an adolescent's hopes, doubts, and dreams."

I'm so chuffed! Skyboat Media 's audiobook of Expiration Day has been awarded an "Earphones" by AudioFile Magazine .

chuffed: adjective. Brit. informal very pleased ...
ORIGIN 1950s: from dialect chuff "plump or pleased"
(from the Oxford Dictionary of English. 2nd edition, 2003, OUP)

2016-04-12 10:17 - Skyboat Media releases Expiration Day audiobook

Expiration Day cover art

I'm delighted to announce that Skyboat Media has produced Expiration Day in audiobook form, for release on 12th April 2016.

The book is narrated by Gabrielle de Cuir (@GiftoGab ), whose narration credits include Orson Scott Card's Enders Game.

Expiration Day is distributed by Blackstone Audio and is available at as electronic download and Mp3 CD and from Amazon as Mp3 CD.

The award-winning Gabrielle de Cuir has narrated over one hundred titles and specializes in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She was a cowinner of the Audie Award for best narration in 2011 and a three-time finalist for the Audie and has garnered six AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her “velvet touch” as an actor’s director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost producer for bestselling authors and celebrities.

2015-08-21 18:30 - Hal Clement Award

I'm very proud to be at Sasquan (World Con) where Expiration Day has just won the Hal Clement Award for Excellence in Young Adult Science Fiction.

2015-07-22 22:32 - Westchester Fiction Award

Very happy that Expiration Day has picked up an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Westchester Fiction Award .

2015-03-18 13:51 - Expiration Day makes Compton Crook Award shortlist

Baltimore SF Society Logo

The Compton Crook Award is for debut authors in the Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror genres, and is run by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society . The award will be announced in April, leading up to Balticon in May.

It's a tough shortlist with some excellent new authors on there. There are a couple of other Tor authors there, so kudos to Tor for investing in new talent. And there's a very fine novel that I've already read and reviewed - Emmi It�ranta's Memory of Water .

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