Archive for December, 2012

The pitfalls of history

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

One of the great lies of science fiction is the idea that we are writing for the future. The truth is that we are writing for today, and moreover, that we can’t help but become quaint. Hell, the best we can hope for is to become quaint. The worst that will happen, inevitably, is that [...]

Moar free fiction!

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

My sky-mining a gas giant story from Jonathan Strahan’s Edge of Infinity anthology, “The Deeps of the Sky,” is up in its entirety at io9. Happy holidays!

In the House of Aryaman, a Lonely Signal Burns–

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

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 [...]

Things. So many things.

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

I’ve been down with a stomach bug for a couple of days, which is no fun–it’s interfering with my attempt to return to climbing twice a week, for one thing. Still, I managed an 11 mile run last week, so it’s probably not a bad time for a little enforced rest. I’ll be skipping my [...]

Roll the Dice…

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

New! Shadow Unit! The first half of “Single Bullet Theory,” by Chelsea Polk. (And some associated backstory)