I was on this panel, “Diversity, Class Systems, and Equality in Fantasy,” at #NYCC #BookCon. Now Penguin Random House has uploaded it to YouTube, so if you missed BookCon or just want to relive the splendor, you can do some from the comfort of your own home. We had a blast, dug into some meaty topics, … More
Check Out All the Tor Books Events at New York Comic-Con 2016!
Tor.com has a helpful NYCC schedule, telling you where all their authors will be, when, and what they’ll be doing. I’m signing ARCs on Friday, then on a panel (with D.J. OLDER!??!?!?!?!?!) on Sunday, then signing more ARCs after that. Come say hi! Check Out All the Tor Books Events at New York Comic-Con 2016!
Aug. 2016 (Issue 47) – Nightmare Magazine
My story “The Dirty American,” which originally appeared in the Awkward Robots Orange Volume anthology, is being reprinted in Nightmare this month. It features the fine arts of scent making, kinky sex, and sociopathy. My individual story won’t be available for free on the website until 8/24, but if you drop $3, you’ll get a copy … More Aug. 2016 (Issue 47) – Nightmare Magazine
black hearts sated
My Clarion Class (2012, the Awkward Robots) is doing our annual fundraiser thing, where we write original short fiction during the Clarion Write-A-Thon and then put together a color-themed anthology. If you donate to any of us during the Write-A-Thon, you’ll receive an eBook of the Yellow Volume! After the Write-A-Thon, the Yellow Volume will … More black hearts sated
Hugos and Campbells and Stories, Oh My!
There are just two weeks left to nominate work for the Hugo Awards, and I’ve got some stakes in this game. My story, “Chopin’s Eyes,” which came out in Strange Horizons last summer, is eligible for the short story category. It’s a sexy historical fantasy piece about romantic music and demonic possession, featuring George Sand … More Hugos and Campbells and Stories, Oh My!
BOOK ALERT: I’m overjoyed to announce that my debut novel–a sexy spy thriller called Amberlough–has just been acquired by Diana Pho at Tor Books. Look for it in Fall 2016!
Who Is Your City?
Follow the link for the city-building workshop I taught this afternoon at the Nottingham Festival of Words! My students were all brilliant and came up with beautiful ideas. I think they taught each other more than I taught them. **A note: That paragon of excellence, ellenkushner, reblogged this and mentioned non-fiction reference books. We chatted … More Who Is Your City?
Lessons learned in slushing
Several weeks ago, my dear friend (and obscenely talented writer) Sam J. Miller was asking me about my experience reading slush for an SFF magazine, which I had just stopped doing after six wacky and wild months of aliens, wizards and–we’ll talk more about this last one later–Nazis. He encouraged me to put my reflections … More Lessons learned in slushing