Stuff happening in Noraland lately: -The Thackery T Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities is almost out! This unusual anthology furthers the mythos of the good professor, which some may recall having visited before. There’s work in this one by China Mieville, Minister Faust, Charles Yu, and many, many more — and of course, Yours Truly. Preorder today! -Another forthcoming: The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, for which the ToC has just been released. My story The Effluent Engine will be in it as a reprint. And there’s lots more cool work therein, by many cool authors. Woot! -And this weekend, I am […]
Just sold another short story! This one has gone to a forthcoming YA dystopian anthology edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, to be called After. As it was described to me, the premise is to focus on the dystopias that might result long after an apocalypse, not the immediate aftermath, and explore what life is like for teenagers in this setting. My own contribution is called “Valedictorian,” and it’s set in the same cybergothy universe of “The Trojan Girl”, which got published earlier this year in Weird Tales. “Valedictorian” is set an undescribed amount of time later, and is
HOMG, ya’ll, I thought I was gonna pop trying to keep this one in. Remember that really fantastic, utterly cool thing I’ve been hinting at for the last two weeks? Couldn’t tell you about it ’til it became official? Well, it’s official: I’ve sold the Dreamblood duology to Orbit! The first book’s description: In the city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Along its ancient stone streets, where time is marked by the river’s floods, there is no crime or violence. Within the city’s colored shadows, priests of the dream-goddess harvest the wild power of the sleeping mind as
I don’t like to announce deals until they’re set in stone — i.e., I’ve signed the contract or otherwise have everything in writing. So I’ve actually been sitting on this news for over a month, because that’s how long contracts take in the publishing world (usually longer, especially internationally). But anyway — Polish rights for The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms have sold to — apologies if I leave out some accents and agraves, don’t have time to look up the HTML, and there are a lot of them — Wydawnictwo Papierowy Ksiezyc S. C., R. Szymanski, A. Wroblewski. (I think that’s
Avast! Just found an email in the spam bin from Podcastle, letting me know they’re accepting my novelette “The Narcomancer”, which originally ran in Helix and is currently archived at Transcriptase. Got the email six days ago, but only found it today. Kind of nice, actually — good news for my birthday. And, apropos of nothing, International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Shiver me timbers!
(OK, New Orleanians, cool points to anyone who gets the subject line. And yeah, I had seriously questionable music tastes when I was a college freshman. Shuddup.) I just sold a story!! “Non-Zero Probabilities”, the story I read at the Diaspora of the Fantastic event a couple of weeks ago, has sold to Clarkesworld!! No word yet on when it’ll be published. ::does seriously questionable dancing around living room::
Woo! I sold a short story. It’s called “Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints, in the City Beneath the Still Waters”, and is set in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Sold to the UK print ‘zine, Postscripts. No info yet on publication date, but I’ll keep you posted. I don’t write short stories often. The problem is that I rarely get discrete ideas. For example, I once started a story about an assassin in a vaguely Egyptian setting who viewed killing as a transcendant religious experience. But that got me thinking about why a religion might consider murder a good thing…