I just handed in the manuscript for Steles of the Sky. 6000+ words today. It’s only about a quarter again as long as it was supposed to be. I guess that makes it a real epic fantasy now. Going to go soak my hands in ice now. And read somebody else’s book for a change.
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A very short Eternal Sky story featuring a Tibetan folk tale is up at Dark Faerie Tales for their Fantastic Fables event! Samarkar retells “The Three Genjias.” (There’s also a giveaway.)
And while we’re on the subject of sexual violence, in re: Rape Culture. I explain– …no, take too long. I sum up. Look, if you’re one of the people saying, “What a pity these boys were convicted of rape, because they had their whole lives ahead of them,” you are part of the problem. You [...]
Jeff J. Lin has a blog here about Ang Lee’s path to success, and his persistence in it. It’s a good blog. But I feel like it’s missing something. See, the thing here is that I am a huge, slavering Ang Lee fangirl. My introduction to his work was The Ice Storm, which documents a [...]
An excerpt of Shattered Pillars is up at Tor.com! It does, of course, contain spoilers for Range of Ghosts, being, you know, a direct sequel. And like that.
…okay, a bit late, but I’ve been busy! I’ve recommenced work on Steles of the Sky, which cannot be finished soon enough to suit me at this point, but will probably take another couple of months at least. It’s the Only Thing On My To-Do List until it’s done. And then I have a metric [...]
Happy holidays, year-end, sun-return, Kwanzaa, Chanukah, Christmas, New Year’s, solstice, Yule, and what-may-you-have. In celebration of the season, my gift to you: my novella about the light from elder times and a possible Bangalore of the not-too-distant future, “In the House of Aryaman, a Lonely Signal Burns, ” free and complete to the Internets. This [...]
Shadow Unit #1 is currently free at Amazon and Smashwords!
Just a brief note to say that I’ll be appearing as a guest on WNPR’s “Where We Live” program, hosted by John Dankosky, tomorrow morning (that’s 8/8/12) at 9 am EDT. We’ll be talking about innovation to solve the problems for cities of the future, along with Daryl Oster, William Erwin, and Nataly Gattegno. You [...]
I’ve been working on the copy-edited manuscript for Shattered Pillars, the sequel to Range of Ghosts. This is my last opportunity to make substantive edits to the novel, and so I’ve been picking over it with a fine-toothed comb for continuity, characterization, language, and where the emotional beats fall. I keep finding myself adding and [...]