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Magazine Review: Clarkesworld Issue 91, April 2014

Clarkesworld is one of my favorite online fantasy and science fiction magazines and always provides an interesting mix of stories. I first became aware of Catherynne M. 564 more words


New issue of XB-1 and more

The April issue of Czech SF magazine XB-1 was published today, including a new flash story of mine and my interview with Ken Liu (from which I’ll post a snippet here some time later). 116 more words


Acceptance at Clarkesworld, and Updates

It’s been a strange year. To say that I’ve been hard on myself might be an understatement, but I’ve been struggling for a very long time on my own, with really only a few online outlets “speaking to the void” as safe havens to narrate the worst of it, and I already have a pretty strong sense of personal responsibility even at the best of times. 333 more words

Science Fiction

How to Write Ideas into Fiction

When I was in an undergraduate fiction workshop at Kansas State University, my teacher told us not to worry about what our stories were about. Focus on the characters and plot, he said, and the rest will sort itself out. 1,094 more words

Creative Writing Prompts

Report on "State of Short Fiction"

I had the opportunity last night to attend a panel discussion hosted by The Baltimore Science Fiction Society on the “State of Short Fiction.”

Society headquarters is located at 3310 E. 666 more words


Short Story Sunday: "And Wash Out By Tides of War"

“I am sitting at the top of the spire of the Observance of the War, one of three memorials equidistant from the Colony Center.”

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Short Story Sunday

A Post

This is a post to get the, “I haven’t posted in a long time” stuff out of the way so that the next time I post I don’t have to write it and I can just write what I’m thinking about. 215 more words