- Current Mood: cold
- Current Music:plows. &^%$&^%$^%$.
I'm absolutely thrilled to announce that my short story "Karen Memory" will be appearing in the new John Joseph Adams-edited anthology Dead Man's Hand, collecting some of the finest in all-new, original Weird West tales.
"Karen Memory" is the short that gave rise to the novel of the same name, which will be coming out from Tor in 2015, if all goes according to plan.
The rest of the TOC is pretty astounding:
- Bamboozled—Kelley Armstrong
- Karen Memory—Elizabeth Bear
- Sundown—Tobias Buckell
- Alvin and the Apple Tree—Orson Scott Card
- Sheriff Poole & The Mech Gang—Charles de Lint
- Clockwork—David Farland
- Le Madre De Or—Jeffrey Ford
- Holy Jingle—Alan Dean Foster
- The Devil’s Jack—Laura Anne Gilman
- Second Hand—Rajan Khanna
- The Red-Headed Dead—Joe R. Lansdale
- What I Assume You Shall Assume—Ken Liu
- Ghostwood—Jonathan Maberry
- Stingers and Strangers—Seanan McGuire
- The Hell-Bound Stagecoach—Mike Resnick
- The Man With No Heart—Beth Revis
- Wrecking Party—Alastair Reynolds
- Neversleeps—Fred van Lente
- The Golden Age—Walter Jon Williams
- Medicine Dance, Arizona—Tad Williams
- The Old Slow Man and His Gold Gun From Space—Ben Winters
- Bookkeeper, Narrator, Gunslinger—Charles Yu
Seriously, it goes not get better than this.
- Current Mood: cheerful
- Current Music:Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - The Blue (Acoustic)
And now, back to the word mines.
travel and appearances 2013:
Signing: Dragon's Lair, Austin TX, March 28 2013
Minicon: Minneapolis, MN, March 30-31 2013
Up in the Aether: Detroit, MI, May 23-27 2013
4th Street Fantasy: Minneapolis, MN, June 21-24, 2013
American Library Association (guest speaker): Chicago IL, June 28-30 2013
ConVergence: Minneapolis, MN July 4-8, 2013
Readercon: Burlington, MA, July 11-14, 2013
Space City Con: Houston, TX August 2-4, 2013 (Literary Guest of Honor)
Lone Star Con (San Antonio Worldcon): San Antonio, TX, August 29-September 1 2013
Context: Columbus, OH, September 27-29 2013 (GoH)
Signing (and Scott Lynch's The Republic of Thieves book launch!) : Pandemonium, Central Square, Cambridge MA, October 8th 2013
NYC ComiCon: NY NY, October 11th 2013 (only)
Viable Paradise: Oak Bluffs MA, October 12-16 2013
World Fantasy Convention: Brighton England UK, October 31-November 3, 2013
Steles of the Sky rough draft: March 2, 2013
Metatropolis III story: March 31, 2013
OWW EC: April 15, 2013
Popular Science flash: April 22, 2013
"Dark Leader": April 2013
Steles of the Sky final: May 1, 2013
"Green and Dying": May 1, 2013
Venusian story: July 1, 2013
Hieroglyph story: August 10, 2013
"Something's Gotta Eat T. rexes": October 2013
An Apprentice to Elves: ?
Karen Memory: January 6, 2014
travel and appearances:
RavenCon: North Chesterfield, Virginia, April 25-27th, 2014 (Guest of Honor)
ConVergence: Minneapolis, MN, July 3-7, 2014
Finncon: Jyväskylä, Finland, July 11-13, 2014 (Guest of Honor)
Worldcon: London, England, August 14-17, 2014
No fixed deadline:
Smile (unless its name is actually Salt Water)
Untitled Gangland Urban Fantasy That Keeps Bugging Me
"Untitled Space Opera Thingy" aka "Periastron"
"On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera"
"This Chance Planet"
"Patience and Fortitude"
"A Time to Reap"
- Current Mood: lazy
- Current Music:Bat For Lashes - Horse And I
Have some Elvis Costello (and Fiona Apple), in honor of the day.
- Current Mood: melancholy
- Current Music:guess
Today, I learned that in my shoulders and neck, I have trapezius muscles, deltoids, and this little dude called the erector scapulus. And I also learned that they have ways of making their opinions known.
Picture Binkley saying calmly, "'Ben-Gay,' Please."
- Current Mood: hopeful
- Current Music:The National - Little Faith
- Current Mood: rejuvenated
- Current Music:Indigo Girls - Sugar Tongue (Acoustic Version)
And the awesome scott_lynch has an exclusive chapter of his forthcoming The Republic of Thieves up at io9! (spoilers, natch.)
- Current Mood: optimistic
- Current Music:Archive - Kings of Speed (Radio Paradise - DJ-mixed modern & classic rock, world, electronica & more - info: radioparadise.com)
- Current Mood: contemplative
- Current Music:Pink Floyd - Us & Them -> Eclipse (Radio Paradise - DJ-mixed modern & classic rock, world, electronica & more - info: radioparadise.com)
Feel free to chat, ask questions (which I may or may not answer), and speculate.
I'm neck-deep in finishing Steles of the Sky, currently. It's due in ONE MONTH. Yikes!
- Current Mood: busy
This is the face of a woman who has just run thirteen miles:
- Current Mood: mellow
- Current Music:Pigface - Sick Asp Fuck