Quiz: Protoss or IKEA Furniture

So you may or may not know, but I wrote a novelette for the 10th anniversary of StarCraft II: One People, One Purpose I am super duper proud of this story! And in celebration of that, I started an EXTREMELY SILLY Twitter quiz. I will recreate the quiz below, and then put the answer key under ...

Slush v Solicitations: Just tell us where we stand 1

Last updated: 8/4/20 I’ve recently written a couple of real salty twitter threads about the issue of short story venues–I mostly mean magazines, but anthologies can count, too–and their complete lack of transparency regarding just how much of their content they actually take from the slush pile versus how much is solicited. A little background ...

Awards Eligibility 2019! 1

It’s a somewhat short list, but I did do some things this year! Short Stories The Devil Squid Apocalypse (~7050 words), published on 12/1/2019 in Giganotosaurus The Stoker and the Plague Doctor (~4600 words), published on 10/1/2019 in the anthology Straight Outta Deadwood   Novella Wireless (~24,700 words), published on 4/15/2019 in Wireless and More Steam-Powered ...

Maybe it’s just bad writing

In general, I don’t have opinions about Game of Thrones because I haven’t watched it and I haven’t read it, and I don’t particularly care to. And yet my attention was drawn to this piece at Wired: Why the Writing in Game of Thrones Season 8 Feels Off Reader, I am annoyed. Miffed. One might even say, ...

Awards Eligibility 2018 2

I just realized I ought to do this for the reference of anyone who might care, and in a much more permanent form than on Twitter. Because I did do a thread on Twitter, you see, but that hardly counts when I can’t even manage to find it myself. So, what the fuck did I ...

Sniff, Sniff Adventure! 1

Being a story of a beloved, if admittedly not terribly bright, minor character who may be familiar to you due to his adventures in The Curious Case of Miss Clementine Nimowitz and Her Exceedingly Tiny Dog, available in Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures   Once upon a time, there was a happy little puppy ...

You’re nothing new. 4

“There’s nothing new here,” so why do we write it? – a blog post my dear friend E. Catherine Tobler wrote, and you should read. And now I’m going to have some feelings that are too big and too angry to have on Twitter. I have basically been told at various times since I started ...

[Short Story] What Purpose a Heart

This story was originally published by Scigentasy on 5/13/14. Looks like it’s not on the website any more, and I happen to really like this story, so I figured I’d repost it here for all to see. There’s more I’m going to be doing with this universe, trust me. :)

Yes, but what is your game *about*? 5

I’ve been meaning to write about this since I got back from ECCC, and I guess this is my first opportunity. I spent most of the time at the con hiding behind the Angry Robot table and trying to convince passersby to buy some books. Which isn’t a problem, I assure you. I don’t really ...

Happy sequel day! 6

It’s here! Out in the UK and the US now, you can get Blood Binds the Pack! I mean JUST LOOK AT IT. LOOK AT MAG BEING A TOTAL BAMF. This is my first ever second book, and I’m really, really proud of it. There are explosions, and an even bigger heist, and girl kissing, and ...