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Land On Starbase Human!

The seventh—seventh!—book of the Anniversary Day Saga hits the stands today. I have to admit, I had the most fun writing Starbase Human. It has a lot in common with the Diving books, even though this novel is in the Retrieval Artist Universe. Starbases, explosions, murders, and threats of war fill this volume. (Yes, I said […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Sole Survivor

From the award-winning, bestselling Retrieval Artist Universe comes a story about a pulse-pounding race for survival and a foreshadowing of dangerous events yet to unfold. Takara Hamasaki made plans to leave the far-flung starbase for weeks, but something always stopped her. Until today. Now, she finds herself running for her life as bodies fall all […]

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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 […]

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Retrieval Artist Update #10

We’re a little less than a month away from the release of the next Retrieval Artist novel. It feels like it has taken forever to get here, and yet it feels like only a moment ago I was working on the entire thing. The preorders are stacking up fast and furious. On Audible, you can […]

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Retrieval Artist Update #8

I put up the cover for A Murder of Clones because you can now pre-order it! A Murder of Clones official goes on sale everywhere on January 13, 2015. Then you’ll be able to get the remaining books in the saga one per month until Masterminds appears in June.

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Free Fiction Monday: “Rick the Robber Baron”

When Kita Ogude wakes up tied to a post in her simulation room, she knows marauders have tried to take her ship—again. But this time something feels off, and familiar. She thinks she knows this marauder. And her desire to regain her ship becomes secondary to something she has wanted for a very long time: revenge.

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Free Fiction Monday: The Hanging Judge

People fear Judge Esmé Morell. They call her The Hanging Judge because she actually uses the execution chamber she travels with from colony to colony. She places market value on lives. But she might come to regret that. Because not everyone fears her as much as she thinks. In this insightful story, Hugo Award-winning author […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Skylight

Abandoned by everyone she knows, Skye strikes a bargain with the Assassins Guild at the tender age of 14 to work off her education. But in the years that follow, her training proves she must escape an assassin’s life. After failing one final test, she learns her fate—a fate no one can see coming. This story […]

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Stories, Anthologies, And Bundles Galore!

December’s usually a slow publishing month, but not this year. If you want to read some great new fiction this December, look no farther. First, the latest Fiction River volume, Hex In The City, appeared just today. Put together by acclaimed editor Kerrie L. Hughes, Hex In The City features stories by award-winning authors Jay Lake and Lee […]

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Novel Excerpt: Skirmishes

I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time to give  you folks an excerpt of Skirmishes, the fourth Diving novel. I know my overseas fans have felt frustrated that they were unable to buy the first three novels, so let me begin with that news. You can buy the first three novels worldwide now. I can’t link […]

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A New Urban Fantasy Story!

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I love taking part in the Uncollected Anthology of Urban Fantasy. Every quarter, we put out individual stories on the same theme (hence "anthology" and "uncollected"). This time, Dayle Dermatis, Leah Cutter, Ron Collins, Leslie Claire Walker, Rebecca Senese, and Annie Reed, have joined me in the Out of the Woods "anthology."

Find out how to order all of these stories by clicking on this sentence.

A New Science Fiction Story!

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Asimov's has just published my first sentient ship story, "Matilda."

Read an excerpt here.

A New Fantasy Story!

FR Sparks ebook cover webThe latest Fiction River is out. Edited by Rebecca Moesta, the volume includes a fantasy story from me called "Salem Week."

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16 Free Stories

ASFMARCH2015_finalistAsimov's Science Fiction has posted 16 of its Readers Choice Award finalists for free on their website, including my own "The First Step" and "Inhuman Garbage." For a short time only.

Click here to read the stories

Warrior Women!

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My Diving story, "The Application of Hope," is reprinted here along with lots of other great stories of strong women. Pick up the paperback at your favorite bookstore, download the ebook on various sites, or click here to get your copy.

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