Short Story News

I’m working on one! News at 11.

I sold one! “The Trojan Girl” has sold to Weird Tales, a very classy print market I’ve been trying to break into forever. This was a story I wrote a while back, trying out the concepts I’m thinking about using for the YA cyberpunk story. Specifically it concerns a gang of tough, hardscrabble AIs risking an alliance with a rival gang in order to capture a young program who may hold the key to self-actualization and a new level of sentience. Uh… yeah, I’ve never liked the term “cyberpunk” for this. A friend suggested “cybergoth”, but I don’t think it’s very gothic. I think I’ll start calling it “cyberpsych”. We’ll see if it sticks.

I’ve got a new one up at Escape Pod! Except it’s not new, it’s “Non-Zero Probabilites”, the one that’s up for a Hugo now. EP is using the Clarkesworld podcast, as a kind of market crossover collaboration thingie. I’m glad, because I love that production of the story. If you haven’t heard it yet, go check it out.

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  1. Hello!

    I just stayed up all night reading your book “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed it. Fortunately it is summer (I am a teacher) and don’t have to go to work (even if it wasn’t summer I don’t see how I could have stopped reading–you certainly have the gift of creating the kind of story that enthralls and enchants me).

    Thanks for the enchantment.

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