I signed the contract today, so I think it’s safe to announce this. I’m going to have a short story, “Birth of a Pantheon,” in an exciting new anthology called Touching the Face of the Cosmos: The Roots and Future of Human Space Exploration in Religion edited by Paul Levinson and Michael Waltemathe. “Birth of a Pantheon” is one of my Venus stories, set in the same universe as “Pressure and the Argument Tree,” but decades earlier, and I’m thrilled it’s going to be sneaking out into world. Continue reading
So, the final proof of the ARC (that’s the uncorrected copy of the book that is produced for people — like reviewers and proofreaders — who need to read it before it comes out) arrived today. I was initially ecstatic.
But, then, I looked closely. Continue reading
So, you may have noticed I’ve been quiet lately. There’s a reason for that: I’ve been busy. And though I’m not sure how real it really feels, I think I’m ready to break the news as to what’s been occupying my time: Continue reading
Well, Ryan Boudinot’s piece in The Stranger continues to prompt discussion, which I suppose means that it’s doing its job. And my own assertion that there’s nothing impeding authors who don’t take writing seriously as teenagers from succeeding is, shall we say, not meeting with universal acceptance. Continue reading
The internet writerly communities are currently talking about a piece in The Stranger by former MFA professor Ryan Boudinot in which he dishes out caustic observations about the general hopelessness of most MFA students. Normally, I’d ignore such a piece, but it seems to be getting traction and some of what Boudinot says I think crosses the line from being something I simply disagree with into being something that is actively harmful. Continue reading