May 10th, 2012

writing new amsterdam

no sleep til brooklyn

3000 words today to finally put this damned overdue novelette to bed. Tomorrow, I give "Terrestrial Radio" a final revision pass and start my heavy research reading on "The Deeps of the Sky," which is a narrative in search of a conflict currently.

There's a lot of ground to cover before I head out to WisCon. 

State of the Honeydew:


"The Death of Terrestrial Radio:" April 30, 2012
"The Body of the Nation:" May 09, 2012
Weird West story: June 1, 2012
OWW EC Review: May 15, 2012
"The Deeps of the Sky" (Hard SF adventure story): June 1, 2012
OWW EC Review: June 15, 2012

OWW EC Review: July 15, 2012
First draft EII story: July 15, 2012
"The Wreck of the Charles Dexter Ward" (Collaborative short with truepenny): July 31, 2012
Final draft EII story: September 1, 2012
"Underworld": September 15, 2012
An Apprentice to Elves: 2012 with truepenny

CAPA University: May 12, Hartford CT
WisCon: May 25-28, Madison WI

4th Street Fantasy Conversation: June 21-24, Minneapolis MN
ConVergence: July 5-8, Minneapolis MN
Readercon: July 12-15, Burlington MA
Armadillocon: July 26-29, Austin TX
Pi-Con: August 17-19, Enfield CT
ChiCon: August 30-Sept 3, Chicago IL
Viable Paradise: October 5-14, Oak Bluffs MA
World Fantasy Convention: November 1-4, 2012, Toronto ON Canada

Modern fantasy story: January 2013
Steles of the Sky: January 2013
"Dark Leader": March 2013
"Something's Gotta Eat T. rexes": September 2013

World Fantasy Convention: October 31-November 3, 2013, Brighton England UK

No fixed deadline:

Karen Memory
Smile (unless its name is actually Salt Water)
Unsuitable Metal
Gotham Jazz

Untitled Gangland Urban Fantasy That Keeps Bugging Me
"Form & Void"
"Untitled Space Opera Thingy" aka "Periastron"
"Posthumous Jonson"
"On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera"
"This Chance Planet"


writing new amsterdam

the trigger that almost nobody wants to pull

 For centuries, the wampyr has drifted from one place to another. From one life to another. It's 1962, and he's returned to New Amsterdam for the first time since he fled it on pain of death some sixty years before. On the eve of social revolution, on the cusp of a new way of life, he's nevertheless surrounded by inescapable reminders of who he used to be.

For a thousand years, he's chosen to change rather than to die. Now, at last, he faces a different future....

The capstone novella to the New Amsterdam sequence, ad eternum* will be shipping soon. It can be preordered here!

The limited edition comes with a 9,000 words chapbook, "Underground," which concerns the adventures of Mary in Paris between New Amsterdam and "Twilight."

Sf Signal has a review up. It's spoilery, and there's one factual error, which is probably my fault for being insufficiently clear for new readers. But:

" notch: stylish without being hard to consume, descriptive without being padded, and conducive to engrossing the reader into this world."


*or Ad Aeternum, if you prefer. In retrospect, the lowercase/bad-Mediaeval-Latin thing doesn't work as well as I'd hoped. Oh well. I'll just leave this here as an apology for anybody who is irritated.

Makes it easier to google....