Hello, true believers! I know, I know. It’s like I never come around here any more. I’ve been caught up in travel and work and more travel and more work–but I have some actual exciting announcements to make.
My hopefully amusing short story, “The Bone War,” is out in this month’s The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, fondly known throughout the genre as “F&SF.” The table of contents and some links to reviews are here. It’s a Bijou the Artificer story, set in the Eternal Sky world some four hundred years after Range of Ghosts and on a different continent. It is lovingly dedicated to all my academic friends.
Also lovingly dedicated to all my academic friends, my short story “in Libres,” available in the May/June issue of Uncanny. I was on a roll this past winter with academic snark stories, apparently.
Pursuant to that, I would like to announce that forthcoming in Year 2 of Uncanny (kickstarter here for subscription and cool premiums), you will see the publication of my novelette “And the Balance in Blood.” This is one part more academic snark and one part what happens to AD&D characters when they retire. As one does.
Also recently published, the actual most depressing thing I have ever written (sell it, Bear!), “Margin of Survival,” in Volumn 3 of John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey’s The Apocalypse Triptych: The End Has Come.
On to more cheerful news!
You may have heard that my writing partner, Sarah Monette, was nominated for literally every single major fantasy genre award this year in her Katherine Addison persona, for The Goblin Emperor. She won the Locus Award for best fantasy novel, and is in the running for the Hugo and World Fantasy awards.
Well, we have finally completed work on the final book in our jointly written Iskryne series, and I am pleased to announce that An Apprentice to Elves will be out in October.