Archive for the ‘Altered Fluid’ Category

what is “the silence of six”?

Would you believe I’ve never had a proper cover reveal before? The covers for Fair Coin and Quantum Coin just appeared on the internet one day without much fanfare, so I felt like I had missed out on a fun milestone for authors. I love cover reveals for other books so much! I wanted one! That’s why I’m thrilled that the superb […]

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Alternative Approaches to War

[This post also appears on the Philadelphia Weekly blog, Phily Now.] Thirteen years ago today, almost to the minute, I was in the street when the first tower fell. You saw it  fall on TV? You saw jack shit. Nothing you have ever seen, NOTHING, can prepare you for seeing with your own eyes the […]

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Nebula Awards Showcase

I’m happy to announce that my Nebula Award-nominated short story”The Sounds of Old Earth” will be appearing in the upcoming Nebula Award Showcase 2015*, edited by Greg Bear and to be published by Pyr. All the short story and novelette nominees will be printed alongside the winners. I’m super psyched to be appearing beside such […]

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Recent Reviews

After a long fallow period, a whole bunch of my short stories are coming out between now and the end of the year, and some of them have racked up some nice reviews. Also, Jeffrey Ford is one of my favorite writers, and he was my first-week Clarion instructor, so imagine my delight when he […]

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On the Roots of Human Violence

We are a violent species. When I said such on social media a few weeks back, a friend commented that I was wrong. Humanity isn’t violent. Our innate tendencies are to share and to love and to be compassionate, and he cited cultures that had little or no contact with the modern world as examples […]

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sherlock’s approach to research

Early this year, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts launched its interview series, In Conversation, with Benedict Cumberbatch. (Good choice!) Something he said about how he researches a new role struck a chord with me: [Research is] a security blanket. Not all of it — very little of it ends up on screen, often. And […]

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see you at Dragon Con!

I’ll be at Dragon Con from Friday, Aug. 29 through Monday, Sept. 1! This is my busiest convention yet. My schedule is below, and if you’re using the mobile app to plan your weekend, I’m the only guest with the last name Myers. Whenever I’m not participating on programming, chances are you can find me in the Pyr Books […]

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shelf reflection

One of my least favorite sentences to hear is “We need to get rid of some books.” I bet that made some of you twitch, too. When my wife said this to me recently, my immediate reaction was denial. What do you mean we have to get rid of books? They’re books! Unfortunately, the clear, […]

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“Necropolis By the Sea” now out in A is for Apocalypse!

A brand-new end-of-the-world anthology edited by Rhonda Parrish of Niteblade! Twenty-six amazing writers were randomly assigned a letter of the alphabet and given complete artistic freedom within a theme. The result is A is for Apocalypse. Twenty-six apocalyptic stories written by both well-known and up-and-coming writers. Monsters, meteors, floods, war—the causes of the apocalypses in […]

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confessions of a male YA author

When my first YA novel, Fair Coin, was published in 2012, and I started participating in author panels, library visits, and book store events, it seemed that I was usually the only guy on the program. This wasn’t too surprising — I know that more YA books are written by women than men, so statistically speaking, […]

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