The readers of Asimov’s SF Magazine have given me a great honor. Three pieces of my fiction have made the final reader’s award ballot. The two novellas, “Joyride,” and “The Rescue of the Renegat,” are part of my upcoming new Diving novel, The Renegat, which will appear in September. “Lieutenant Tightass,” which is up for best novelette, is part of the recently released Searching For […]
I am having a wonderful, marvelous, totally nifty year. Or maybe I had that year in 2015. Hard to say, really. Just depends on how you look at things. Here’s what I mean. My novella, “Inhuman Garbage,” appeared in two best of the year volumes in July. Depending on what you prefer to read, you have the choice of reading the novella in Gardner Dozois’s […]
Asimov’s Science Fiction has started a new feature on its website. Every year, Asimov’s asks its readers to choose the best stories of the year. The top five in each category get notified, and then Asimov’s reveals the winners at a ceremony in May. This year, Asimov’s has put the nominees up for free on its website.
Read a fun middle-grade novel this month, and realized that while I had loved, loved, loved the first book in the series, the second disappointed—not because it was worse than the first. It might have been better. It disappointed because half the fun of the first (from an adult perspective) was the riff the novel was doing on a series of classic novels, and now […]
I am late on the Recommended Reading. For those of you who’ve been waiting for it, sorry! My life has been beyond hectic since mid-August. The RRL takes time to put up, with all the links, and I don’t have a regularly scheduled day, so I keep putting it off. I should really have an RRL day. I’ll think about that…tomorrow. 🙂 Here’s July’s! Enjoy. […]
I’m sorry I’m so late in posting this. August was a busy month, and this promises to be an active September. But I thought I should keep you updated on the Recommended Reading…. My months seem to vacillate between great and crappy when it comes to reading. I read a lot in July, including some wonderful student manuscripts (buy these, you editor types). But when […]