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March 13, 2014

Gravity Box

So now it can be told…

I have a new book coming out this May.  It is my first short story collection* and will be published by

Walrus Publishing, a small press right here in St. Louis.

Here’s the cover, done by the remarkable John Kaufmann, also local to the area.

Gravity Box Cover

There are eleven stories, a mix of previously published and new, a mix of science fiction, fantasy, “slipstream,” and a mix of short story and novelette.  I am, needless to say, very excited about this, and I throw myself on the mercy of anyone reading this to spread the word.

Tentatively, there are plans in the works to have a release party at Left Bank Books in mid-May.  I will also be at ConQuest in Kansas City over Memorial Day Weekend where copies will be available.

The first publicity post is up at the Walrus site, here, which is an interview.  So rather than ramble on about the book here I urge you to click through and read the interview…and while you’re there check out some of Walrus’s other titles.



*Hmm.  Not strictly true.  I should say this is my first BOOK LENGTH short story collection.  The estimable Steve Miller and Sharon Lee published a chapbook of three stories some years ago called Other Ways: Three Tales From The Secant.  As of this writing, I do not know if these are still in print.

10 thoughts on “Gravity Box

  1. Jaq says:


    1. Mark Tiedemann says:

      Thank you!

  2. Kelley says:

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to read it.

  3. ScoLgo says:

    Congrats Mark! I’m looking forward to reading.

  4. Mark,
    Absolutely fantastic. Looking forward to reading it. Also, have a new book out in April. It’s 40 b & w photos with forty poems.

  5. Madeline Matson says:

    Congrats, Mark! Please bring copies to your library program in April. I’m looking forward to reading it–and buying copies for friends.

    1. Mark Tiedemann says:

      Unfortunately, it won’t be out till mid-May.

  6. Congrats Mark. Looking forward to it!

  7. Lucy Holmes says:

    Hurrah! It’s about time! Can’t wait to read it!

  8. Terry Ryder says:

    Oh, COOL! I have always loved your short-story gemstones best. Sure do miss putting up my feet, holding a vessel of coffee or wine, closing my eyes, and letting the journey begin…. Hey, there’s a thought: future audiobooks in your excellent reading voice?

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