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We don’t need luck. We have guns.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The awesome news just keeps on coming. 1) I just sold my Moscow metro dog story, “This Chance Planet,” to Ellen Datlow at No word yet on when you can read it, but soon, my lovelies. Soooon. 2) Zombies, Run! Season three kicks off tomorrow, April 16th. I wrote a story for it! So [...]

The future is in your hands. Go vote.

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

This is shameless shilling post where I urge you, Citizen In Good Standing Of The Internets, to go vote for the Locus Award and the Gemmell Award. Possibly even for my work. Or for somebody else’s work that you think is awesome. The Gemmell Award closes at midnight GMT, 13 April 2014, and you can [...]

Pretty hype machine

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Spin, pretty hype machine! SPIIIN! *cackles* *waves coal-dust-blackened hands and capers* *goes back to shoveling* More links and reviews and interviews and guest blogs and news! It’s BOOK WEEK*! Clink on the pretty picture for an excerpt of the novel at! First of all: here I am interviewed at the blog of Hugo-award nominated Apex [...]

Steles of the Sky, and Eternal Sky news that you have to chase a link to see…

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

It’s book day! And MOAR NEWS! Today is Steles of the Sky‘s birthday, and I’m so excited I may be having heart flutters over here. There’s something about the long setup on a series, and the eventual payoff, that… okay, so when I used to run tabletop RPGs a lot more than I have time [...]

Book Week! And Zombies!

Monday, April 7th, 2014

This is going to be a big week here in Bearland, and it’s not just about Steles of the Sky dropping tomorrow. I have a couple of exciting bits of news. The second will be over at Whatever tomorrow, buried at the bottom of a Big Idea post. The first, however, is that I can now tell [...]

Karen Memory enters revisions, and a Steles of the Sky excerpt.

Friday, March 7th, 2014

It’s that time. I’ve started the final revision pass on Karen Memory. So far, I’m working through the bits that only need tweaks, because the earlier chapters have already had several editing passes, after all. (One of the many ways all that Useful Writing Advice doesn’t work for me–several times over the course of any [...]

Finishing things, and also an award longlist.

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

I have finished the draft of “No Place to Dream, but a Place to Die.” It needs the thematic and character arc shored up a bunch on the revision, but the plot is there, and that’s all I care about right now. More to follow. But first, I have my edit letter for Karen Memory, [...]

Ahem. I have a small announcement to make.

Friday, February 21st, 2014

One-Eyed Jack A Novel of the Promethean Age Publication Date: August 13, 2014 Yes, for reals this time, and now with a shiny new cover. The One-Eyed Jack and the Suicide King: personifications of the city of Las Vegas—its history, mystery, mystical power, and heart… When the Suicide King vanishes—possibly killed—in the middle of a magic-rights [...]

Kintsugi and me

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Abi Sutherland sent me a kintsugi kit from the Netherlands, and I have just spent a very happy hour using it to fix a pottery vase my dad gave me years ago, which was damaged in a move, and to give prosthetic ears to two pottery bears. I think it would be pretty easy to [...]

2013 in review, fiction edition

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

It’s been a pretty good year for me, productivity-wise. I’ve published four short stories, a novella, a novelette, a piece of flash fiction, and a novel. And I’ve written and delivered a whole bunch of stuff that’s not coming out until next year… …and my dance card for 2014 is officially full. That’s a pretty [...]