When I get too tired to read, I want to watch movies that go “bang”! Lots of explosions or ticking clocks. Lots of tension. Lots of drama. When I’m tired and can read, I want to read stories that go “bang”! Lots of explosions or ticking clocks. Lots of tension. Set anywhere, but I’m particularly partial to space. Which was why I was so excited […]
I feel like I’ve been trapped in the Diving universe so long that’s all I’ve ever written. But that’s not true, and here’s proof. Jonathan Strahan has invited me into his Infinity project more than once, and I’m honored to be part of the final book in that project, Infinity’s End. The idea here was to explore our solar system, and make it lived in. […]
Two new stories of mine appeared in November, but kinda sorta got lost in the noise of the month. The first, “The City’s Edge,” appears in Bridging Infinity, edited by Jonathan Strahan. This is my second appearance in one of Jonathan’s Infinity anthologies. They’re hard sf and always a delightful challenge to write. This one had the added challenge of a quick turn-around. There are […]
Late Saturday night, I finished teaching a writing workshop about history, alternate history, and time travel for professional writers. We read a bunch of books, worked on technique, and talked about turning points in history. Turning points are important for time travel and alternate history. Identifying turning points and then postulating what would happen if something went differently is an essential skill for the time […]
That’s how I described my brain today to a few folks. Fried cheese. Not Swiss cheese, which would imply that there’s space for air to go through. Fried cheese, all melted together—crusty on the outside and unrecognizable goo on the inside.
I have a new short story out in Jonathan Strahan’s Edge of Infinity anthology. There are lots of great writers in here, and I’m happy to be among them. I’ve only just started reading, but I can already tell you that the introduction itself is worth the price of admission. So take a peek at Edge of Infinity. I’m sure you’ll find lots of good reading to […]
I initially started this list because I was no longer editing, and I wanted to recommend what I’m reading to you. I’m editing again in a limited capacity for Fiction River, and I’m reading some marvelous stories. You’ll have to see those, especially the ones in the volumes that list me as editor (not just overall editor) as stories I recommend as well. I’m not […]
I taught a weeklong short story workshop in June. This means I read a lot of great stuff that I can’t share with you because it’s not published yet. But in keeping with my policy, I’ll share that stuff with you when the authors let me know the story’s in print somewhere. I have no doubt that those stories I read will make other readers […]
I taught a short story class for professional writers in June, writers who’ve either been published or had some degree of success in their writing careers. I worked those folks hard, and in turn, they worked me hard. Many of them mailed their stories to possible markets (Note to editors: buy these stories), but several decided to make the stories available electronically. I gave one […]
Jonathan Strahan has included my short story, “Watching The Music Dance,” in his marvelous Engineering Infinity anthology, along with stories by Stephen Baxter, Gregory Benford, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Charles Stross, and a lot of other good folk. You can find the book in trade paper, mass market paper, or electronic. Your favorite bookstore should have copies or you can order one here.