I'm writing short stories again
Toby Buckell and I have just sold one; another comes out next month
Kickass space opera master Toby Buckell and I just blitzed a story ("Mitigation") and sold it to Pyr's next anthology, Fast Forward 2. It's a gonzo, post-cyberpunk romp through an open arctic ocean about twenty years hence.
These are both going to be fantastic anthologies, featuring some of the finest of the current generation of SF writers (and, for some reason, me). They're also triumphal examples of the new generation of SF publishing houses--neither big presses nor small houses, but something in between: medium-sized publishers, an animal that was never able to survive in the wild before. Both Pyr and Solaris are surviving--and thriving!--which signals a new era of choice and flexibility for both readers and authors. All in all, a very good time for science fiction.