Notes & sources (III)

So did you read it? Of course I’m talking about the new story in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and now I’m here to tell you all about where it came from and whatnot. What a lucky reader you are today! Now, Frank Tarr was one of my great-grandfathers, and George Tarr, his brother, a great-great-uncle. The […]

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Balticon 50

I’m going to Balticon on Memorial Day weekend. Are you? I’ll be presenting a workshop: Typography: Beyond Microsoft Word and CreateSpace templates (Sunday 8–9:20 a.m.) Type is the dress our words are clothed in, someone said (could it have been Beatrice Warde?). Just as saggy sweatpants are fine for walking the dog, nobody cares how […]

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Notes & sources (II)

Well! And so there it is. A new story. Unlike most stories, which need at most a short headnote, what this one really wants is a bibliography. And an apparatus criticus. Here they are. Enjoy, O ye pendents of this fallen world! The story’s title is an infamous remark made by James I/VI at the […]

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“Or I Wil Harrie Them Out of This Land”

My new story, “‘Or I Will Harrie Them Out of This Land’” (yes, the double + single quotation marks are correct) is available today at Beneath Ceaseless Skies. I say “new” but its gestation is actually older than that of the earlier BCS story “Sinseerly A Friend & Yr. Obed’t” (q.v. by all means). The […]

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Beneath Ceaseless Skies

It’s time again for that most pleasant of tasks: announcing the publication of a new story. A new historical fantasy, “‘Or I Wil Harrie Them Out of This Land,’” will appear in the April 28 issue of Beneath Ceaseless Skies (No. 198). It’s a modest little tale of two brothers in colonial Connecticut, and their […]

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The Galaktika controversy

  I kicked a hornet’s nest a week or two ago. Galaktika is a Hungarian SFF magazine, highly regarded there, with a substantial print circulation. Don’t feel uninformed; I’d never heard of it either until it showed up in a Google search on my name (vanity, vanity; yes, I know). Turns out, they’d translated and […]

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Up and coming!

So there’s this new book out. Up and coming: Stories by the 2016 Campbell-eligible authors. There’s over a million words of fiction in it, and a bit less than 8000 of them are mine. The John W. Campbell Award is for the best new SFF writer; it’s presented at the same ceremony as the Hugo […]

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Nightstand VII

I sold a story (maybe I’ll tell you about it sometime) and as a little reward to myself (that story was a lot of work) I bought some beautiful things. To wit: Hermione Eyre. Viper wine. Early one morning, sitting in the lounge at Readercon with my laptop, I read a review of this book […]

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A ship underground

There’s something about things underground — invisible, chthonic, potentially revenant — that excites the imagination. Treasure is all very well, but buried treasure! The pulse quickens. Entire vanished civilizations might lie underfoot; who can know? Stranger things might be found, and have been: buried armies, buried books, buried voids that had been bodies. It was […]

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