Out Today: ‘Man of Water’

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

New Classics: Five Recent SF & F Books You Should Read

I’m back from BayCon, which was a tremendously fun con, where I was on eight (yes, eight) different panels. Most of those were me talking about writing, but the last one — on Monday after a good chunk of of attendees had already left — gave me the chance to talk as a reader. It was a panel called “New Classics: Five Recent SF & F Books You Should Read,” which I shared with writer Laurel Anne Hill and uber-reader Randy Smith. It was surprisingly difficult for me to boil the great science fiction and fantasy of the past decade down to a list of five, but I managed to do so, and so I thought it would be worth sharing my picks here. Continue reading