“Lace Downstairs” in audio at StarShipSofa! (and some other fun things.)

I’m leaving for eleven days in Armenia (and then a sojourn through New York City and Munich) in about 48 hours, and I’m a bit overwhelmed with preparations, so I’ll just point you all to the following collection of delightful things:

thing one: The very first story I ever sold, “Lace Downstairs” (Abyss & Apex 44, 2012), has been reprinted in audio podcast at StarShipSofa, read by Tatiana Gomburg. It’s a great reading and I’m so very happy to have a story of mine somewhere in the Cast of Wonders universe. “Lace Downstairs” is my take on lesbian cyberpunk noir; it’s about as pulp as I get.

thing two: Liz Bourke kindly let me borrow her tor.com column, Sleeps With Monsters, to talk up the power of teenage girl fandom and my favorite comic’s triumphal return, over here: ‘Once Again We Return: The Wicked + The Divine up out of the underground’. Death and apotheosis! Teenagers at concerts! READ THIS COMIC.

thing three: Reviews continue over at Spooky Action At A Distance, where Cat has been talking about structure and agency. Next week we’ll be doing a new round of recommendation/review exchanges, on the theme of GAMES IN WRITING/WRITING IN GAMES, and after that we have some special guest interviews lined up, so stay tuned!

I am now mostly off the internet until April 20. (Well, after I get these submissions sent out.)

Play nice have fun don’t break too much. 😀


award-eligible work 2014

I’ve never written one of these before. It’s a little odd writing one now. But we begin as we mean to go on.

For those of you who can nominate for annual science fiction & fantasy awards (i.e. Hugos, Nebulas, and the Rhysling), and those of you looking for year’s-best anthology candidates, I’d like to point out the following which I’ve published this year:

  1.  “Nothing Must Be Wasted”, in Ideomancer 13.3, a ‘science fantasy’ short story with generation ships, ghost-companions, and Central Asian mythology.
  2. “Cloud Wall”, in Strange Horizons, a poem of 30 lines on marrying the god, cities, and luck.

I am not yet this year eligible for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, as my professional-rate publication clock will begin sometime in 2015. But, y’know. If you wanted to think about it way in advance.

I appreciate all of your consideration. I’m proud of both this story and this poem and very pleased to share them with you.