My copy of the Sword & Laser Anthology arrived. It’s fun to see my name in here. I can’t wait to read the other stories. My condolences to the family of the tree that died to make this sucker.

STORY SALE

It seems I have a knack for selling stories to upstart British sf magazines. I’m excited to announce that The New Accelerator, a forthcoming mag for iOS Newsstand, will be publishing my story “Product Development in the Time of the Second Coming” in its debut issue. This is another of the stories I wrote while at the Clarion workshop, and it’s always held a special place in my heart, so I’m happy it found a home. Stay tuned for details on the magazine’s launch.

Poetry in (Inflationary) Motion

I wrote a thing on Medium about how awesome the passion of scientists is and how important it may prove to be.

Reading Tonight: Sword & Laser Meet-Up at Borderlands Books SF

I’m honored to be reading my story “The Same International Orange” at the Sword & Laser meet-up this evening at Borderland Books in San Francisco. The story is part of S&L’s forthcoming first anthology of sf and fantasy, and given hosts Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont’s reputation, the event is certain to be a good time. (I believe “adult libations” are on the docket.)

More great publication news: my Clarion story “The Same International Orange” has been accepted by the Sword & Laser for their inaugural anthology, due in early 2014. I’m a fan of the site’s proprietors Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont from way back in their CNET days, so I know they’ll do a great job with the finished product. I can’t wait to read the other stories.
As always, I will provide more details as I know them.

More great publication news: my Clarion story “The Same International Orange” has been accepted by the Sword & Laser for their inaugural anthology, due in early 2014. I’m a fan of the site’s proprietors Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont from way back in their CNET days, so I know they’ll do a great job with the finished product. I can’t wait to read the other stories.

As always, I will provide more details as I know them.

Publication: Story Now Live at Perihelion

My story “Text to #BigOneLA” is now live as part of the July 12 Perihelion update.  Please read, enjoy, & share.

Story Sale: The Big One (UPDATED)

UPDATE: I’ve been informed that my story will go live with the July 12 Perihelion update, in the Shorter Stories section.  I’ll post the link once it’s up.

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve sold my story “The Big One” to Perihelion for publication later this summer.  Stay tuned for more details.

Clarion Write-a-Thon

I’ve decided to join this year’s Clarion Write-a-Thon.  It’s an annual fundraiser for the venerable Clarion Workshop for science fiction and fantasy writers, which I attended last summer.  It was a life-changing experience for me and I’m excited to do my small part to help fund future workshops.

If you’ve got money burning a hole in your Visa and are looking for a charitable place to put it, please consider pledging to my quest. 

Guest Post: My Gigantic Issue With the Veronica Mars Kickstarter

This is quite late to be re-posted here, but for archival completeness’s sake it should have been:

I have complicated feelings about Kickstarter and crowdfunding in general, but the Veronica Mars Movie campaign really struck a chord in me.  A dissonant, bitter chord.  This screed was the result.  Subsequently I was also invited to participate in an academic roundtable discussion on the subject, which will be published in Transformative Works and Cultures sometime later this year.

It was a fun way to clean my palate/procrastinate before the final stretch of first-draft novel writing.

NEW PUBLICATION: "Cerebim Seraphim" in Michael Moorcock's New Worlds Magazine

My story “Cerebim Seraphim” has been published in the long-awaited debut issue of Michael Moorcock’s New Worlds Magazine.  (Please excuse the paywall; the hard-working independent editors at MMNWM appreciate your support.)