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About Chuck Rothman
I always wanted to be a science fiction writer when I grew up. When I realized I'd never grow up, I became one anyway.
Back in 1981, I read Titan by John Varley. For some reason, it inspired me to start writing seriously, so I started out writing a new story every two weeks and sending it off to Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. The editor, George Scithers, was very encouraging of new talent, giving critiques about why he didn't like the story. After my fourth submission, Scithers wrote, "We would like to see more of your work." My first thought was "my work? I have work?" My second thought was to keep submitting.
About a year and 30 stories later, he told me he'd buy a story if I made a few minor changes. Three rewrites later, my first story, "The Munij Deserters," was accepted.
At that point, I decided I should try to write a novel. I took characters from two unfinished stories and put them together. The result, Staroamer's Fate, was eventually published by Warner/Questar Books and made the Locus Recommended Reading List and Reader's Poll of 1986.
Today, I'm primarily writing short stories, though I'm trying my hand at another novel. My fiction has appeared in the big three digests (Asimov's, F&SF, and Analog) as well as many other markets. I write short fiction reviews for Tangent Online.
More on my main web page http://sites.google.com/site/chuckrothmansf
Titles By Chuck Rothman
You know you want to go, and Mars has rarely been closer. Patch up that old spacesuit, stick out your thumb, and hitch a ride with thirteen talented speculative fiction writers, collected here in "Redshifted: Martian Stories," from Third Flatiron Publishing.
Third Flatiron Anthologies presents "Redshifted: Martian Stories," a collection of new speculative fiction by rising and established authors. Contributors include Maureen Bowden, Lela E. Buis, Martin Clark, Jaimie M. Engle, Jeff Hewitt, Neil James Hudson, Jason Lairamore, Vince Liberato, Michael McGlade, Kara Race-Moore, Ian Rose, Chuck Rothman, and Robina Williams.
Look for your sign as an astrologer casts a Martian colony's horoscope, the Roman god decides war's not in his stars, and a tycoon finds his way back to Barsoom. Cheer as a clockwork man takes his girl on the trip of a lifetime, a Martian bride refuses to miss her wedding, and Man's Best Friend turns out to be a giant roach. Shadow a being who's "just here to help," and another who's just here to hurt. Shiver as murderous antibodies attack an expedition, and a workfare crew struggles to dispose of hazardous junk from space. And of course, get a good laugh as you peruse the Want Ads and check your MarsMail.