I’m pleased to announce that “Too Close for Comfort” has been reprinted in the anthology You’re Not Alone: Thirty Science Fiction Stories from Cosmos Magazine, edited by Damien Broderick.
It’s that time of year again, when I encourage all writers to make a handy list of what you’ve had published this year that is eligible for awards. It’s also the time of year when we all reflect back on the year that has been. So here’s the year that has been for me:
- Finished grad school.
Don’t laugh. That’s enough.
Here’s the list of awards-eligible work from 2014, including the stuff that no one should be considering for anything other than the annual “worst of” lists: Continue reading
My first fantasy story, “Man of Water,” was released today in the charity anthology Fantasy for Good. This is the story that was “noticed” by Piers Anthony in his November newsletter, so I hope I’m not alone in thinking that it’s one of my best stories to date. All proceeds from Fantasy for Good go to fighting colon cancer, which claimed the lives of both Jay Lake and Roger Zelazny, both of whom also have reprints in the anthology. Continue reading
I know the blog’s been quiet. Here’s what’s been going on: Continue reading
Recently, folks inside of a writers’ organization I’m part of have been discussing whether or not we should have a diversity initiative. Now, I need to be clear that the organization in question has never discriminated on the basis of race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, or anything other than whether or not a potential member is a professional science fiction or fantasy writer, and so the conversation is not whether or not diversity is a good or a bad thing, but rather is focused on whether or not it’s necessary to specifically reach out to members of underrepresented groups, especially when doing so could be seen as marginalizing those who don’t fit neatly into the groups we identify as underrepresented. The feelings I’ve been expressing there I think deserve to be summed up publicly, because diversity matters. Continue reading
I just saw Interstellar. I’m not terribly interested in writing a review, but I do feel like I’m now able to chime in on the internet controversy surrounding it by acknowledging that the science in it is spotty. The question we need to ponder as writers is this: Does that matter? Continue reading