2011: H.A.R.R.E.

Brandon Sanderson got an invitation from John Joseph Adams to participate in an anthology of stories about power armor. He asked me if I wanted to write such a story and, of course,  I said yes (while doing a little dance). Brandon replied to Mr. Adams that he’d be happy to participate in the anthology if he could do so with a co-author. Mr. Adams said that would be fine and off we went.

I brainstormed, outlined and finally finished the story on 30 April 2011 (deadline May 15th) and sent it to Brandon for editing while he was at Penguicon 2011. Then I spent the next several days agonizing over what Brandon would think of it. My agony was only exacerbated by the fact that I had exceeded the wordcount specified by Mr. Adams (7500) by 1100 words and was unable to chop the story further. Incidentally, that 8600 wordcount turned the story into a novelette.

26 July 2011: Mr. Adams officially accepted the story some time ago and has announced the sale of the anthology, entitled ‘Armored,’ to BAEN.

And here’s a link to an article io9 did on the anthology.

And cover art!  Bad ass cover art!

And, real final cover art as well as the table of contents!

And a review! I’ll leave it to you to realize why I picked this one to link to.

1 thought on “2011: H.A.R.R.E.

  1. Just read HARRE in the Armored anthology. Best story of them all in my opinion. Any chance you wrote a prequel or sequel or better yet a complete novel after publishing this? This story goes down as one of my favorites, right up there with Starship Troopers and Armor. I am hoping you have written a novel or have plans to. It’s a great story. Thanks

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