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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“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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And the reviews are in

Some readers have been kind enough to post their reactions to my story in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. First up is a short notice from Michelle Ristuccia at Tangent Online. Thanks, Michelle! Then we have Charles Payseur at his site Quick Sip Reviews. I appreciate your kind words, Charles. And the latest is from the estimable […]

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Beneath Ceaseless Skies

I am delighted — thrilled and tickled and various other intermediate states — to be able to say that my story “Sinseerly A Friend & Yr. Obed’t” will be published by Beneath Ceaseless Skies on April 16. No doubt you, O hypothetical reader, will want to go read it right now. But you can’t. You […]

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Hello world!

The traditional greeting of first-run code. Hello, hello. Greetings, Earthling! The world is large and lost and late, and almost entirely void. Why, just look at all that whitespace. Let’s fill it up. With words, naturally, what else?

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