Archive for the ‘Altered Fluid’ Category

Sigourney Weaver, in conversation about Aliens

On April 26th, the Town Hall in New York City held a 30th-anniversary screening of Aliens (4/26; the film takes place on the planet LV-426)… followed by a conversation and audience Q&A with Lt. Ripley herself, Sigourney Weaver. AND SOMEHOW I WAS IN THAT ROOM!!! She said lots of amazing stuff. This is me, trying and […]

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“Toe the Line:” On Being a 2016 John W. Campbell Award Finalist

On Tuesday, the list of 2016 Hugo Awards finalists was announced. I’m honored to say that this year, in my second and final year of eligibility, I am a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer! I’m very excited and incredibly grateful to everyone who voted for me. You continue to […]

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Interview at the Washington Independent Review of Books

At the Washington Independent Review of Books, Craig L. Gidney interviews me about portal fantasies, Syfy’s The Magicians, adapting mythology for fiction. Jewish fantasy, Sybil’s Garage, and the follow up to King of Shards, Queen of Static. You can read the interview here. Source Article from http://www.matthewkressel.net/2016/04/26/interview-at-the-washington-independent-review-of-books/

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Review: What Stands in a Storm

What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South’s Tornado Alley by Kim Cross My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s odd, but I have a thing for tornadoes. I grew up in southern Indiana in the 1970s and 80s when Tornado Alley still ran through the area, (did […]

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Read “One Spring in Cherryville” for free until April 12th

From now until April 12th, you can read my short story “One Spring in Cherryville” for free on the Kindle. After that, it will be $0.99. Let me know what you think, and if you like it please leave an Amazon review! Reviews really do help. Thank you! Read “One Spring in Cherryville” now. Source […]

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Early Thoughts on Rogue One

Jyn Erso, thief/hero. By now you have seen the trailer for the new Star Wars prequel, Rogue One. If not, well: So my first thought is: Yes. Damn this looks cool. It’s Star Wars meets the Bourne Identity, and with a kick-ass woman in the lead to boot a la Max Max. It’s the perfect mash-up for the genre, and I’m […]

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Goodreads Discussion Group

Over at Goodreads, I’ve started a discussion group for King of Shards and the forthcoming Queen of Static. The group is for general Q&A and discussions about both books. There will likely be spoilers for book one, but I’ll do my best to avoid spoiling Queen of Static. Please come on over and join the discussion!   Source Article […]

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Guest Blogging at the Jewish Book Council

Image from Golemchik by Will Exley (Nobrow, 2015) All this week I have been guest blogging at the Jewish Book Council as part of their Visiting Scribe series. Today’s entry is on golems in popular culture. From Rabbi Loew’s 16th century golem, to Frankenstein’s monster, to Hal 9000 and Skynet, to Elon Musk’s warning that artificial intelligence […]

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Still here (with bonus modern airships)

In case anyone was wondering. It’s been almost six months since I last posted (and then about Rising Tide coming out). Since then jobs have been worked, crises have been navigated, and my brain has been allowed to settle back into something resembling a creative state. But I’ve started to emerge from my coccoon and […]

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Queen of Static Cover Reveal

So it went like this: my sister sent me a link to someone who had given a great review of King of Shards on Goodreads, and while there I noticed another book was listed besides mine: Queen of Static, the next book in the Worldmender trilogy. So then I went over to Amazon and Queen of Static was […]

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