Futile the Winds in Interzone 247

Futile the Winds is now available to read in Interzone 247, which should be on newsstands, in bookstores (or in your mailbox if you’re a subscriber) any day now. I’m thrilled that this story found a home in such a lovely publication. 

One of the inspirations for this story was the Mars One project, which I mention at the end of this post. The other inspiration, and the title, was taken from this poem by Emily Dickinson:

Wild nights! Wild nights!
Were I with thee,
Wild nights should be
Our luxury!

Futile the winds
To a heart in port,
Done with the compass,
Done with the chart.

Rowing in Eden!
Ah! the sea!
Might I but moor
To-night in thee!