Archive for the ‘Altered Fluid’ Category

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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New York Times “Disunion”: Civil War Submarines

My latest piece has been published by the New York Times. “Civil War Submarines” delves in to (no, I’m not going to say depths!) the history of the submarines other than the famous CSS Hunley. As it turns out, the Union Navy was the first to field submersibles during the war, and several at that. […]

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My Eligible Work

As much as I hate doing this, the nominations are currently open for the Hugo Nominations. Members of the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Worldcons (voting members) are eligible to nominate works published in 2014 (more details here). I don’t have a lot of eligible works from 2014 as I was mostly working on Falling Sky […]

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Default Pessimism in the Nerd Press

  Because nothing says “Dead Earth” like an FTL ship. More default pessimism from the nerd media today. io9.com has an article up now titled, “After Earth Falls, Will Interstellar Space Travel Be Our Salvation?“ It begins like this: It may be just a matter of time before the Earth becomes uninhabitable. As astrophysicists and […]

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Positive Future vs. the Singularity

Simple, real solutions, not cosmic ones. Believing technology may be the solution to many of humankind’s problems is not the same thing as wanting the trans-human Singularity, that modern cultist, nerdist philosophy that believes in 30 years or less technology will progress so quickly that the future will be as unrecognizable to us as an […]

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KING OF SHARDS Cover

There are few moments to an author that are more exciting than the book cover reveal, that moment when you get to show off the fabulous art and design for the book you’ve worked on for so long. Even more exciting is getting to reveal your very first book cover. As I’ve announced recently, I’ve […]

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3 Authors at HHS Library

Um… Happy New Year? Sorry for the crickets around here, but I’ve been taking time off to hang out with my new(ish) baby. The Spud  is awesome and busy and exhausting! I’m finally getting back into the writing groove though, and clearing out 2014 (and *gulp* 2013) e-mails in pursuit of Inbox Zero and a fresh start on things. I […]

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Alice K. Turner

Alice K. Turker (photo credit Ellen Datlow) I’m very sorry to hear that Alice K. Turner has passed away Jan 16, 2015. She was the Playboy fiction editor for many years, and before that she worked at New York Magazine and Publishers Weekly. In 2002 I took a writing class at the New School in […]

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I’m Eligible for Awards! And stuff.

2014 was a bit of a crazy wonderful whirlwind for me, writing-wise. It was also incredibly difficult on the personal tip, with some ongoing struggles that are still taking a lot out of me, so to have some bright and shining moments in my writing life made a huge difference. I am so privileged to […]

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The Last of 2014

It’s a new year and yet I was remiss in not posting about some things that happened last year, particularly related to Falling Sky: I appeared on the Functional Nerds podcast with John Anealio and Patrick Hester in December. If you missed it, check it out here. We talk a bit about holiday movies, but […]

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