Archive for the ‘Altered Fluid’ Category

“The Garden Beyond Her Infinite Skies” published in Clarkesworld

My story “The Garden Beyond Her Infinite Skies” is out in this month’s Clarkesworld Magazine. It’s a story about generational abuse, repression, and farmers of universes. The first commenter on the story said it would make an excellent graphic novel, and I couldn’t agree more! There’s also a podcast of the story by the fabulous Kate Baker. Source […]

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A Weekend in Providence

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of speaking to Kenneth Schneyer’s Science Fiction Lit class at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. His students had read my Nebula-nominated story “The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye” for class and had discussed it prior to my visit. I spoke a bit about my path into […]

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Ask Me Anything – February 19

In two weeks, on Thursday, February 19 at 7:00 PM, I will be doing a Reddit AMA. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the AMA, it stands for Ask Me Anything. I’ll answer questions on any topic, but probably mostly about Falling Sky, writing, writing a first novel, airships, post-apocalypses, beer, writing groups, […]

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Ben Flies Again

Just a reminder that tomorrow is my Reddit AMA starting at 7PM EST. For those who don’t know, AMA stands for Ask Me Anything and that’s what I’ll be doing. If you want to ask me something, just log onto the site and ask away. The site address is: http://www.reddit.com/r/books Of course the question I’ve been […]

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From Tangent Online

Tangent Online reviewed the March/April issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction, including my story “The Mantis Tattoo.”  They were very kind to me: Paul M. Berger demonstrates an impressive feat of exotic and atmospheric world-building… [He] has created two endearing characters and I hope he will return to them in future stories. – Jerard Betts Berger’s […]

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“The Mantis Tattoo” Interview

The team at Fantasy & Science Fiction has posted this interview promoting my story “The Mantis Tattoo” on their blog.                 They let me sneak in a photo, and I am grateful for their indulgence. (It illustrates a point I was trying to make, and besides, nothing spiffs […]

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“Subduction,” in full

In Locus Online, Lois Tilton recently called my story “Subduction” her “favorite F&SF piece from 2014.”  Her review last summer said: Excellent adult fantasy, tapping lightly into archetype but keeping the focus on the characters who have to face primordial forces of immense power — and pay the price for it. Tying the Earth’s great […]

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F&SF March/April 2015

Newly anointed editor C. C. Finlay has released the cover and table of contents of the upcoming issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction. I like it, not least because I have a story in it: “The Mantis Tattoo,” 8700 words, a paleolithic fantasy in which the earliest Homo sapiens encounter a trickster god and an older […]

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From Locus

The first review of the March/April Fantasy & Science Fiction is out.  Here’s what Lois Tilton in Locus Online  has to say about my story “The Mantis Tattoo” There have been a number of stories concerning the meeting of modern humans and their predecessor species, a particularly favorite trope of mine. I’m not surprised to […]

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Photos from My Reading with Samuel R. Delany

On April 21st, I was incredibly privileged to read alongside one of my all-time favorite science fiction writers and biggest heroes, Samuel R. Delany. The place was packed, with 85+ people crowding the newly-renovated Commons, complete with cafe and wine bar. Tons of my favorite writers were in attendance, including N.K. Jemisin, Delia Sherman, Ellen […]

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