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That’s Subduction

I spotted the July/August issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction featuring my story “Subduction” in my local Barnes & Noble this morning.  There it is, tucked between Tin House and Rosebud.   And in a cool bit of synchronicity, today’s xkcd comic was called “Subduction Licence.”   So in case you were wondering, that’s subduction. . […]

Subduction on the Kindle, for Free!

The Kindle digest version of the July/August Fantasy & Science Fiction is up on Amazon now. It’s free. And it features my story Subduction. You can get it here.  Choose “Buy Now With 1-Click” and it will show up in your Kindle reader, or in the Kindle app you have on any other device. Get […]

Spiders. Alive.

I’m just going to say this, and if you can’t deal with it, tough.  The American Museum of Natural History, where I have been an educator and tour guide for the last thirteen years, will open an exhibition of live spiders and other arachnids on July 4.  It’s called Spiders Alive! And I am one […]

The Less Common Spelling of My Name

The critics have started to post reviews of the July/August issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction, which includes my story Subduction.  The first one we heard from was Lois Tilton in Locus Online — she gave my story a “Recommended,” and wrote: Excellent adult fiction…an inspired notion, and the prose makes it a joy to […]

Now I can say it: Sale, to F&SF!

The embargo is over and I’m free to announce this: My story “Subduction” has been bought by The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, to appear in the issue guest-edited by C.C. Finlay (July/August)! This is a particular thrill for me because I recall reading F&SF as far back as middle school, and it was […]

Catching Up

Holy cow, has it really been this long since I last posted here?  Here are a couple of items to bring the news about my writing more or less up to date: Last July my story “Good Deaths” appeared in the anthology Zombies: Shambling through the Ages.  “Good Deaths” is two parts Japanese ghost story […]

More about Meshie

Two years ago I posted this anecdote about the stuffed chimpanzee in this photo.  To recap, during the 1930’s, a curator in the American Museum of Natural History adopted the chimp on a trip to Africa, named her Meshie, and attempted to raise her as part of his human family for years, treating her like […]

“Stereogram” is up on Podcastle

… and it’s wonderful!  Grame Dunlop and Ann Leckie do a beautiful dual reading.  The podcast is here:  PodCastle 166: Stereogram of the Gray Fort, in the Days of Her Glory.  It gets an R for violence! Also, Rich Horton’s  The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2011 Edition, which includes this story, has just […]

“Stereogram” Made the Locus List!

Okay, I know I’m starting to sound like a one-hit wonder here, but my Fantasy Magazine story “Stereogram of the Gray Fort, in the Days of Her Glory” continues to get some exciting attention. First: It made the Locus 2010 Recommended Reading List!  Right up there with a bunch of real writers whose stuff I […]

Shameless Award Plug Season

It looks like it’s time for spec-fic writers to start thinking about award nominations, and I want to point out my short story “Stereogram of the Gray Fort, in the Days of Her Glory,” which appeared in Fantasy Magazine in June 2010. I think it’s worth some attention.  When it was published, Rich Horton wrote […]