Recommended Reading List: April, 2017

First, apologies for the fact that the font changes sizes below. I have no idea why or how to fix it. I tried a bit, but life is too short. It’s a function of me writing different paragraphs at different times, importing links from other places. Sorry… April was a fascinating reading month for me. Dean decided to write a short story per day, so […]

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Matilda

My latest novelette, “Matilda,” just appeared in Asimov’s SF Magazine. I got inspired when I read some of the older works for Women of Futures Past, and I decided to try my hand at a sentient ship story. Sheila Williams of Asimov’s liked it enough to put it in the April/May issue. You can even read an excerpt from the story on the site. I […]

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Overdue News

Here’s the overdue news from December…

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A New Retrieval Artist Novella and A New Preorder!

It’s been a Retrieval Artist sort of week. First, the release of Search & Recovery, and now, the preorder for Starbase Human has just become available for the ebook on iTunes, Amazon, and Kobo. You can also preorder the audio book. I’m afraid the rest of you who have other devices or want the trade paper will have to wait until May. But to tide you over, Asimov’s […]

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Another New Story And A Tiny Bit More

My latest story, “Playing With Reality,” has just appeared in Asimov’s October/November issue, with lots of other wonderful fiction. I personally can’t wait to dig into the issue. The writers I know in this volume are favorites, and I suspect the writers I don’t know will be new favorites. I love what editor Sheila Williams is doing with the magazine. Anyway, my story is dedicated to […]

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Recommended Reading List: October 2013

I taught a week-long science fiction craft workshop in October, and read lots of excellent stories. I’ll mention them when they show up in print and you can find them. I’ll be amazed if editors don’t snatch these stories up. I know that Lee Allred took some for the second Fiction River special that he’s editing, and I told the students if they didn’t sell […]

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Free Stories and More

Too much news to keep up with on these pages, but I’ll do my best. WMG Publishing is providing two different free fiction pieces every week. One is a serialization of my novel, Spree. The third installment hit today.  All the previous chapters will remain on the site, so you can catch up if you’re behind. The other fiction piece is a free story every Friday. Some […]

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Special Holiday Recommended Reading List 2012

I generally post my recommended reading list a month or three after I’ve done the reading. Which means that all of the holiday stories that I read get recommended in January or February. Last year, I decided to do a compilation of past holiday recommends so that you can get them for the appropriate season, and it worked so well that I’m doing it again […]

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City of Ruins Wins The Endeavour Award!!!!

I am thrilled to announce that my novel, City of Ruins, has won the Endeavor Award for the Best Science Fiction or Fantasy novel published by a Pacific Northwest Writer. I was in great company this year. Patricia Briggs, Kendare Blake, Daniel H. Wilson, and Dave Duncan were nominated as well. I wasn’t able to attend, but the marvelous John Lorentz picked it up for me. […]

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The Business Rusch: Perfection

Last week, I mentioned the blog post  I had started, but decided not to publish in the midst of a busy workshop.  Here it is: At every craft workshop I teach, I make at least one writer cry. This week, I’m teaching a short story workshop for professional writers. These are workshop-hardened folk, people who have been eviscerated by the best of them, people who […]

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