Archive for the ‘Altered Fluid’ Category

The Brewery Connection

Anyone who knows me at all probably knows that I’m enthusiastic about beer. In fact my enthusiasm made it into Falling Sky in one chapter that’s essentially an ode to beer. What I didn’t realize until after the book was out, was that there is a Falling Sky Brewery in Eugene, Oregon. I briefly thought […]

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NYRSF Reading September 8 w/Michael Swanwick

I’m late in getting the word out, but I will be reading on September 8 at the New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series along with a young upstart named Michael Swanwick. The reading will take place at The Commons in Brooklyn and will start at 7:00 PM. This will be my second NYRSF […]

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24 MORE HOURS to submit to Interfictions for the issue I’m guest-editing!

I’m guest-co-fiction-editing two issues of Interfictions Online, the amazing magazine of genre-bending and genre-breaking and genre-ignoring prose and poetry and art and more. AS IF THAT WASN’T EXCITING ENOUGH, my co-editor is my Clarion sister and Nebula competition fellow-nominee and all-around idol Carmen Maria Machado! But the submission window is closing fast. AS IN, YOU’VE GOT 24 […]

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The Mystical Cows

We had just arrived in sleepy Kandersteg the night after a long journey from crowded Vernazza. After the baking Mediterranean Italian sun, the cool mountain air of Swizterland was welcome and refreshing. Our hotel, built in the late 19th century, sat across from a racing brook (which the Swiss call bachs) along a gently winding […]

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More eloquent people than I have written analyses of the…

More eloquent people than I have written analyses of the Sad/Rabid Puppies’ attempts to game the Hugo Awards this year. A number of venues, including the Wall Street Journal, i09, & Wired have covered the results of the 2015 Hugo Awards. But amidst all the shenanigans & slates, I’m so honored to have made the long […]

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Book Review: ZER0ES by Chuck Wendig

Chuck Wendig’s new novel, Zer0es, is more cyber and more thrilling than most cyber thrillers I’ve read. From the very first page, it’s evident that Wendig is either secretly a world-class hacker in his own right, or he’s done so much research that he has become not only comfortable, but fluent in the technical and paranoia-fueled online world that […]

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My Dragon Con 2015 Schedule (Tentative)

I’m thrilled to be returning to Dragon Con in Atlanta again this year! I’ll be attending the con from Friday, Sept. 4 through Sunday, Sept. 6, and I look forward to seeing fellow fans and writers. If you’re looking for me on programming, my schedule is below. (Of course, it’s subject to change!) I hope […]

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“Calved” is out now from Asimov’s

My short story “Calved” is in the next issue of Asimov’s! I’ve been submitting stories to Asimov’s off and on since I was 14 (I’m not too proud or vain to admit that that’s 22 years ago), so it’s overwhelmingly awesome to have finally gotten a story in such a great venue. Over at Locus, Lois […]

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Upcoming Stories and Projects

Four months into my sabbatical from the 9-to-5 grind, I’m pleased to announce two short story sales! “Those Brighter Stars” will be appearing in a forthcoming issue of online magazine LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE.  This one is about two generations of mother-daughter relationships and humanity’s reaction to an approaching alien starship.  I’ve written numerous stories about First […]

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Pterosaur Warriors of Post-Industrial America

They haunt the spaces abandoned by the drift of global capitalism, high above the clouds, scanning the horizon for robber barons and bank executives,  striking without warning to wreak vengeance in the name of the disenfranchised and the abandoned and the impoverished.   latest  original drawing, over original photograph. Source Article from http://samjmiller.com/pterosaur-warriors-of-post-industrial-america/

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