It’s been fun to revisit my early writing, as www.BookViewCafé.com releases new editions (with new covers!) of my early science fiction novels originally published by Berkley/Ace/Putnam. Publishers Weekly: “Stamey puts feeling into this tale of the prodigal daughter.”(Now available also in audio, print, and ebook from Amazon)
I wrote my first novel while finishing my undergraduate degree in English and Creative Writing, a science fiction tale originally titled Homeworld Stranger. After sending the manuscript to a few publishers and receiving rejections, among them a note that the story contained “too much emotion for science fiction,” I tossed it into a box and went traveling. When my partner later urged me to try again, I’d forgotten where I’d already sent it. With my usual failure to “do things the right way,” I ended up sending it to Berkley/Ace again, and this time they accepted it, changing the title to Wild Card Run.
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