Archive for June, 2012

Ponies, ponies, ponies, all the way down.

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

I’m working on getting my head back into the Eternal Sky headspace (soon I will reread both Range of Ghosts and Shattered Pillars and update my little list of unanswered questions) and while I am waiting for dinner to finish cooking (sage lime chicken and beets and sweet potatoes and asparagus, oh my) I was [...]

Rock On!

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Rock On! Forthcoming this October. An anthology of speculative fiction rock and roll stories which features some pretty amazing stories by some even more amazing writers and… er… my story “Hobnoblin Blues.” Needless to say, I’m thrilled. And verklempt. This anthology contains a fistful of award nominees and winners, stories by Bryant, Sterling, Cadigan, Kiernan, [...]

Appearances for 2012, updated.

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

4th Street Fantasy Conversation: June 21-24, Minneapolis MN CONvergence: July 5-8, Minneapolis MN Readercon: July 12-15, Burlington MA Armadillocon: July 26-29, Austin TX Hartford Public Library (Goodwin Branch): talking about Hammered: August 6, Hartford CT 4 pm Pi-Con: August 17-19, Enfield CT Chicon: August 30-Sept 3, Chicago IL Viable Paradise: October 5-14, Oak Bluffs MA [...]

Guys! Guys! Guys!

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

zomg cover. Art by Donato Giancola.

Clarion West Write-A-Thon day 1

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

For the next six weeks, I’m participating in the Clarion West Write-A-Thon. My commitment is 250 words a day, which I will be attempting to maintain through fire, floods, conventions, travel, and boyfriend. Because of these challenges, I will be writing longhand for the time being, in a notebook with a pen, the way our [...]

Topic: the relevance of modern literary SFF.

Friday, June 15th, 2012

In which I participate in a round table at SF Signal with Beaulieu, Stross, and Zeigler.

Dr. Slushkill (or) How I learned to stop worrying and love the rejection letter.

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

This is a story. It’s a true story about how I learned something important about publishing, and seven years later (or so) I sold my first pro story. Way back in the dim mists of history, before the beginning, when dinosaurs roamed the internets (this was before stew, but after dirt), I was a wee [...]

On the Shoulders of Giants

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

What follows is a critical essay originally published in Spectra Pulse magazine in 2008. I am reprinting it here today in memory of Ray Bradbury. *** Until recently, science fiction has been deeper than it is wide. Its foundations are narrow. The cornerstone of the genre is Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley, [...]