Archive for the ‘Altered Fluid’ Category

space camp: the final frontier

A couple of weeks ago, I was thrilled to participate in one of the most exciting and memorable things I’ve ever done: the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop. Dubbed a “space camp for writers,” it brings together established writers, editors, and creators for an intensive, week-long crash course in astronomy: basically a semester’s worth of Astronomy 101 […]

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Some Good News

The good news this week is that one of my favorite publications, Clarkesworld Magazine, will be publishing a new story of mine called “Cameron Rhyder’s Legs.” Editor Neil Clarke says the story will likely appear this fall. “Cameron Rhyder’s Legs” is in some ways my most ambitious story. I wanted to tell a story without […]

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“Subduction” Interview

C.C. Finlay has posted an interview promoting my F&SF story “Subduction” on the Fantasy & Science Fiction blog.   It has a comic! And remember, there’s a free Kindle version of the story available here.   Source Article from http://www.paulmberger.com/2014/07/16/subduction-interview

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“57 Reasons for the Slate Quarry Suicides” Wins the Shirley Jackson Award!!

Last weekend was ReaderCon, the annual conference dedicated to “imaginative” literature, which includes science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, and everything in between. Essentially it’s an opportunity to spend four days having wonderful conversations with wonderful people who like lots of the same things you do. Meaning it’s amazing. Except for the fact that it’s in […]

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Article up at SFWA.org

I’ve been away at Readercon (at which I had a superb time and will hopefully blog about soon), so I didn’t have much time for blogging, but I wanted to mention that I have a non-fiction article up at the SFWA.org website published this past weekend called “Overcoming Self-Doubt as a Writer.” Todd Vandermark, the […]

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The Good Kind of Anxiety

I’m beyond excited that my story “57 Reasons for the Slate Quarry Suicides” has been nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award in the Short Story category! Excited…. and anxious. Extremely anxious… Shirley Jackson was one of the very first writers I read who opened my eyes to the true depth of what genre fiction can […]

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Mentions in Dozois’ Year’s Best

Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Edition In the The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection, my fiction received nice praise from editor Gardner Dozois, Gardner says: “Lightspeed Magazine, edited by John Joseph Adams, had a good year, featuring strong work by Jake Kerr, Matthew Kressel, Carrie Vaughn, M. Bennardo, Matthew Hughes, and others.” Later […]

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That’s Subduction

I spotted the July/August issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction featuring my story “Subduction” in my local Barnes & Noble this morning.  There it is, tucked between Tin House and Rosebud.   And in a cool bit of synchronicity, today’s xkcd comic was called “Subduction Licence.”   So in case you were wondering, that’s subduction. . […]

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Self-Deception and the Fiction Writer

This is not about Hemmingway. So by now you’ve heard (and have probably read to death) how two Wisconsin girls conspired to kill their friend because of Slenderman, the fictional eater of children created by a user on the site Creepy Pasta. The most often refrain I read in the comments of those articles echoed […]

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Subduction on the Kindle, for Free!

The Kindle digest version of the July/August Fantasy & Science Fiction is up on Amazon now. It’s free. And it features my story Subduction. You can get it here.  Choose “Buy Now With 1-Click” and it will show up in your Kindle reader, or in the Kindle app you have on any other device. Get […]

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