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i think i may be having a life crisis

What did I publish in 2010? Well, not a lot, actually, what with The Sea thy Mistress and The White City being pushed back to this year, and "The Horrid Glory of its Wings" being technically a 2009 release and "Dolly" being technically 2011. (Also, The Naked City and Blood and Other Cravings, two anthologies edited by La Datlow, are lsated for 2011 release.)

Amazing for the sheer amount of work I did last year. Well, there will be a lot of publications in 2011, I guess. I hope you're ready for it.

I need more time to write short fiction; it's piling up here, and I can't get my head wrapped around any of it. But January is slated for processing/research time, which should help. I have a short due at the end of February, so it had better help a lot.

But if you're of a mind for nominating things and you want a nominating list, here's what I published in 2010:

  • Lots of Shadow Unit, which is probably eligible for all sorts of weird catchall categories as a complete self ("Best website" and "Best semiprozine," among others. (Is there a "Best Serial" anywhere? No?) I think Emma and I probably count as editors as far as that's concerned, too.)

  • Specifically, the complete episodes that had my hand in them as writer were The Unicorn Evils, "Spell 81a," and "Uniform," which are respectively, a short novel and two novellas.

  • Chill. Science fiction novel, and don't listen to anybody who tries to tell you it's a fantasy. ;-)

  • Chicks Dig Time Lords, in which I have an essay, is eligible for best nonfiction, or best related work, or what have you.

  • Ideomancer is a semiprozine. I am one of the editors there.

  • METAtropolis: Cascadia is eligible as an anthology, I would guess, and definitely as a Dramatic Work. It's an audio-only anthology, and I think frankly this second collection is even stronger than the first.

    Also, my story, "Confessor," is eligible as a novelette.

  • Bone and Jewel Creatures is eligible as a novella. And yeah, I know, hard to find.

There was a MMPB publication of By the Mountain Bound, but the HC came out last year and is so ineligible.

I have this sense that I'm forgetting something, but it might just be my head. Remind me to keep better track next this year.

Here's what I know I have coming out in 2011, for your reference

January: "Dolly," Asimov's, short story.

January? February?: The White City, Subterranean. Trade hard cover: there's some argument as to whether this is a long novella or a short novel. Limited edition includes a chapbook of "Twilight," a novelette.

1 February: The Sea thy Mistress. Tor, trade hardcover

6 February: "Ligature," Shadow Unit novella

22 February: Grail. Spectra, mass market paperback and ebook

March: Whedonistas, an essay collection of women appreciating the work of Joss Whedon in the vein of Chicks Dig Time Lords, also edited by Lynne Thomas and Deborah Stanish. My essay is entitled, "We're here to save you."

June: "The Romance," in Supernatural Noir, a Datlow-edited anthology forthcoming from Dark Horse

5 July: Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy, anthology edited by Ellen Datlow, containing my novelette "King Pole, Gallows Pole, Bottle Tree."

16 August: The Tempering of Men. With Sarah Monette. Tor, trade hardcover

September: Blood and Other Cravings, anthology edited by Ellen Datlow, containing my short story "Needles."

? "The Hand is Quicker--" in a Dozois-edited Subterranean anthology I do not yet know the name of.
? "Veronique is Visiting from Paris," a multimedia niftiness with kylecassidy that should be available sometime soonish

And here's my to-do list for 2011

The book proposal currently known as Gotham Jazz.
Modern Fae story: ("Patience & Fortitude" (or possibly otherwise The Mighty Drag Werewolf story)) March 1, 2011
Realms of Fantasy column: March 1, 2011
ad eternum  and "Underground" (New Amsterdam IV & chapbook): March 30, 2011
The Shaded King (Bone and Jewel Creatures II): April 30, 2011
Shattered Pillars: November 2, 2011
An Apprentice to Elves: December 1, 2011 (with [info]truepenny)
SF Horror story ("Form & Void"): December 25, 2011

...you know, all in one place, that looks so much easier than 2010 I can already feel my blood pressure dropping.

Secrit Projekt: January 11-12 2011
World Horror Convention (barcon only): April 28-May 1 2011
Leprecon 37: May 6-8 2011
KGB reading: May 18 2011
Eurocon: June 17-19 2011 (barring volcanoes)
Fourth Street Fantasy Conversation: June 23-26 2011
Odyssey: July 1, 2011
Clarion: July 10-16, 2011
Viable Paradise: October 7-16, 2011

Okay, that's a little steep.

and 2012:
Steles of the Sky : November 2012

No fixed deadline:

"Möbius Heart" (which has subsumed REZ at this point, and may take its name)
"The Deeps of the Sky" (formerly known as "Seed")
Karen Memory
(unless its name is actually Salt Water)
Unsuitable Metal
"Untitled Space Opera Thingy"
"Steel Monkey"
"Posthumous Jonson"
"The Slaughtered Lamb"
"The Death of Terrestrial Radio"
"On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera"

Right, that's my livejournal used as a post-it board. And on that note, I think I will take the dog for a walk. Which means finding some shoes and a coat.


I'd like to see you, but of course I understand if you can't make it.

And hey, that's like 150,000 words less than this year!
Blood and Other Cravings is September and you forgot Supernatural Noir which will be out in June.
Ah you mentioned it but with no date.;-)
Didn't know the date!

You're having a fecund year.
The date isn't definite but pretty close--we'll have the cover soon too and once it's approved I'll "pass it around."
Whedonistas will be out in March. ;-)

I still need to pick up a copy of Chill. Santa didn't get the hint that I wanted a copy in my stocking.
By the way, Santa just told me to go out and buy a copy tomorrow. :-D
"On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera"

Just wanted to say I am in love with this title. :)
Some time ago you mentioned a story with a dragon. Yes, not much to go on, sorry. Has it been published (provided you had only one dragon title and know the story to which I refer)?
Um. I am rather fond of dragons, and have written a number of stories about them. And in fact am working on one now.
Yes, sorry about that. Asking a science fiction writer about "that one with the dragons" is just a big vague. *g* Sorry for that. You mentioned the story off-hand on LJ last Fall, so it's most likely the one you're working on. Is it one of the projects you have listed above? Just want to know which to especially watch for and work into le budget when it's released.
Yeah, probably. That'd be "Form and Void," aka the cyberdragon story....
Okay, that's a little steep.

I think the Eurocon through Clarion part is more than a little steep!
Whuf. Yeah. My dog will forget me.
It does look like 2011 will be the Year of the Bear (no matter what say the calendars).

So much to look forward to! Thanks!
Year of the Paper Bear!
I finally got a chance to listen to Metatropolis on my long drive out to New Jersey, and to a large chunk of Metatropolis: Cascadia on my way back home.

Please tell me there will be a third project in this series, and that you'll be part of it! :-)
all depends on if Audible wants to do one.
I just reminded my seventeen year-old that The Sea thy Mistress will finally be out shortly. You'd think that he'd just died and gone to heaven. I love the first books, but that boy ADORES them. Neither one of us can wait for this one.
Aww. I hope you like it. It was a rough one for me to write, but it seems to have come out okay.
I just finished Bone and Jewel Creatures and I loved it! I was amazed to find it in my library (they never have good new stuff). It was a great story! And you're going to write a sequel? I'm so there! I can't wait.

And I loved Dust and Chill. :)
Not a sequel, exactly, but another story in the same setting. I hope you like it!
Still sounds great. Will it be another subterranean press? I didn't see it on their site.
Well, I haven't turned it in yet, so it wouldn't be. But yes.
Hey, Grail comes out the week of my birthday. Happy bday to me!