Monthly Archives: March 2013

2013 Hugo Nominees

The Nebula Award nominations have already been announced, and the Hugo Awards are up next.  The Hugo Award, presented by the World Science Fiction Society, is speculative fiction’s other major writing award.  While there is often considerable overlap in nominations  between the two, … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened….

I ride the bus to my day job.  Not only do I save a lot of hassle doing it (I work in the middle of the city and parking is horrendous and expensive), but I also use it to get … Continue reading

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Seeing Orange and Red

I track my submissions using the The Grinder, an excellent Duotrope alternative created by David Steffen and Anthony Sullivan over at Diabolical Plots.  In the The Grinder, the status of my submissions are color coded, going from black to orange … Continue reading

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“The Schrödinger War” Snapped Up at Lightspeed

I sold one of those stories I mentioned the other day.  Lightspeed Magazine has accepted “The Schrödinger War,” and it took about six hours from submission to acceptance.  Wow, light speed indeed.  I guess one of my fellow Hopeful Monsters … Continue reading

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Finding the Groove Again

I’ve been in a bit of a writing funk the past few months.  I’ve not had writer’s block, per se; the words just haven’t been coming as easily as they have in the past.  The last three weeks, however, I’ve … Continue reading

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“Dreams in Dust” Finds a Second Home

Wow, that happened fast.  I sold the reprint rights to my story “Dreams in Dust” in the span of about five minutes to a forthcoming anthology, Wastelands II, edited by John Joseph Adams.  Mr. Adams emailed me out of the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the 2012 Nebula Nominees: Short Story

I’ve finished the seven short stories nominated for the 2012 Nebula Award (you can find links to all of them here).  They cover an impressive range of topics and styles.  Something that struck me more with this year’s nominees than … Continue reading

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A Post for the Uninspired

I’m feeling a little uninspired today, but I wanted to post something.  Believe it or not, writers aren’t endless fountains of inspiration.  Sure, I go through times when I’m fending off a torrent of ideas, but I also go through … Continue reading

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A Satisfying Second Helping

Back in January, Waylines published their debut issue and featured three short stories and three short films.  One of those films, The Maker, caught my eye, and the fiction wasn’t bad either, featuring stories by Beth Cato, Jeremy Sim, and Grayson Bray … Continue reading

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