Category Archives: Science Fiction

Proofs! Page, That Is.

While I was traveling last week, I received page proofs for the What the #@&% Is That? anthology which will contain my story “Now and Forever.”  It’s always exciting to get page proofs, because it’s the first concrete evidence that … Continue reading

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In Which I Find an Artist

I’ve mentioned several times that I’ve been working on a novella series that I intend to self-publish. It’s called the Calypto Cycle, and is part noir spy thriller, part superhero, and part mystery set in an alternate 1920s eastern Europe.  … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Last Night at the Café Renaissance

Back in July of last year, InterGalactic Medicine Show published my story “Last Night at the Café Renaissance” (complete with this great illustration by Larry Blamire).  This is one of my all-time favorite stories, and I couldn’t be happier to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Nebula-nominated Short Stories

March is Nebula month for me.  The Nebula award nominees are announced at the end of February and voting for the awards closes on March 31st, and as a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, I … Continue reading

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Cool View

A friend of mine sent this picture from Powell’s Books in Portland: That’s Wastelands 2 , which includes my story “Dreams in Dust,” next to Terry Pratchett on the new arrival shelf.  Very cool.

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“My Mask, Humanity” Get’s New Life

During my internet silence, I may not have been writing much, but I was fortunate to keep making some sales.  Instead of dumping them all into a single post, I thought I’d spread them out a little (get some mileage … Continue reading

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“Thief of Futures” Goes Nordic

I haven’t had a great March I terms of writing, but I did manage another sale.  This one is a reprint sale (“Thief of Futures,” originally appearing in Lightspeed Magazine), but it’s still special for me because it’s to a … Continue reading

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Starship Sofa Welcomes “The Schrödinger War”

I got word late last night that the podcast of my story “The Schrödinger War” was going live at Starship Sofa.  I haven’t had a chance to hear what narrator Josh Roseman has done with it—and I’m always a little … Continue reading

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Are We All Middle-Aged White Guys?

There has always been the assumption that the stereotypical reader of science fiction is a fairly well to do, middle-aged, white man.  While this might be true to some extent (stereotypes are often rooted in some historical “truth,” real or … Continue reading

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Galen Dara Gets Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist

I mentioned the Hugo Award winners for fiction a few days ago, but I missed noticing that Galen Dara won a Hugo as Best Fan Artist.  I first encounter Ms. Dara’s work in the Dagan Books’ Cthulhurotica anthology.  The cover for that … Continue reading

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