lunes, 30 de marzo de 2009

Shimmer 10!

To celebrate the 10th issue of Shimmer Magazine the editors have launched a free online edition for you to enjoy. As happens, my story "Counting Down to the End of the Universe" is in this issue.

Isn't that cool?

If you haven't had an opportunity to read Shimmer, take the time to do so now. It's one of the quirkiest, shinniest mags out there right now. I'm thrilled they bought "Counting Down...", especially since Sean Markey was chief instigator. I have another story forthcoming in Shimmer "The Story in which Dog Dies" which was also coherced out of me by Sean.

Speaking of which, I haven't been writing too much lately. Sean, care to do anything about that?

domingo, 22 de marzo de 2009

My Friends Rock (otherwise titled Aliette de Bodard, Benjamin Rosenbaum and Mary Robinette Kowal rock!)

So, Aliette de Bodard is on the ballot for the Campbell and Benjamin Rosenbaum and Mary Robinette Kowal made the Hugo ballot.

I will not try to share my manic happy, unadulterated, stupid grinning glee. I've known Aliette for a while over the internets and got to meet her in person at the first Villa Diodati, which we've both faithfully attended ever since. I'm a big fan of her work: I find it poignant, twisty and very very different from my own stuff, which I appreciate (I like to be surprised). Ben I met at Villa Diodati 3: he's one of the funniest people I know, and I know a lot of funny people. Also, he talks even more than I do. I respect people who can break my records. Third, I've become a fan of his wacky surrealism and plan on incorporating sentient, saintly oranges in my own work. Mary Robinette Kowal I know only over Internet but she's fun and I love her work.

Aliette has gone through the trouble of putting together a fiction sampler for the Campbell here. Even if you can't vote for the Campbell I recommend downloading it because, hey, it's free! Check out "The Last Xuyan Bride". If you've ever wondered what an Aztec+Chinese detective story might look like, well, this is it. It's also alternate history, in case you were wondering, and the plot snaps right under your eyes. Now, go read!

Evil Robot Monkeys by Mary Robinette Kowal is available as an audiostory. Six minutes of awesome. Free, of course.

Benjamin Rosenbaum is on the Hugo ballot for his novella, True Names, cowritten with Cory Doctorow. This one is also for free! It starts thus:
Beebe fried the asteroid to slag when it left, exterminating millions of

That's the kind of first line everyone wishes they'd written. And now this blog post will be cut short as my attention has wandered to Ben's novella and the sound of the printer, spitting out page after page of deliciousness which I will shortly read.

viernes, 13 de marzo de 2009


I'm still elligible for the Campbell.

Chech out the links on the right for stories you might like.