Finding Asmodeus

I have a flash story out in the latest issue of The Quiet Ones. Excerpt:

Cover of Quiet Ones magazine, October 2022. Image: a vampire.
    I lost Asmodeus on Tuesday evening.
    I didn’t mean to release him. When I got him, I promised the housemates I would absolutely keep him under control. (I also swore he wouldn’t destroy a single thing, not even the tiniest corner of the meanest stick of furniture. Fortunately, my room’s furniture didn’t count.)
    Asmodeus defeated me by farting.
-from “Finding Asmodeus”

Read the rest in their latest issue, available for free download on wearethequietones.com .

Climate Fiction panel

My favourite thing about the virtualization of the Nebulas is that online conferences don’t have to end. SFWA’s still organizing writing dates and programming on the virtual airship. This past Saturday, I had a terrific time discussing cli-fi with Aya de Leόn, Premee Mohamed, and Octavia Cade in this panel moderated by Brandon Crilly. If you were at the 2022 Nebulas, you can catch the replay here (login needed): https://events.sfwa.org/events/climate-fiction-adaptation-to-a-new-literary-landscape/

A zesty surprise

Every author knows the rush that comes from the unanticipated appearance of an acceptance letter in their inbox. Last month I got the next-level version: unexpected electronic copies of one of my fav French-language magazines, Galaxies SF, with my name on the cover!

Their July 2022 issue contains “La Recette du Bonheur,” P-A Sicart’s translation of “The Zest for Life,” which first appeared in Future SF in English in 2019. This story has also appeared in Estonian and, I’m told, Chinese.

C’est ma deuxième parution en Galaxies. Un gros merci au traducteur!

Pushcart nomination

World Weaver Press has nominated “By the Light of the Stars” for this year’s Pushcart Prize!

Thank you to World Weaver Press for choosing this tale of Hawai’ian sea turtles, starlight and love as one of three nominees from their solarpunk antho Multispecies Cities.

Turtle
Source: LiveScience via ati

“Cousin Entropy” nominated for Rosetta Award

My translation from the French of “Cousin Entropy” by Michèle Laframboise has been shortlisted for the 2021 short-form Rosetta Awards.

The Rosetta Awards are a new project, started in December 2020 by an international team of SFF writers and editors, “with the love of global SFF community and the anticipation of further communicating between different languages & cultures and of recognition of the great but underrated efforts of translators and those who endeavor to make the translation works come true.” https://sffrosettaawards.com/2020/12/26/birthday-of-sff-rosetta-awards/ What a great vision! I’m thrilled to be on their first shortlist. And still grateful to Alex Shvartsman and Michèle Laframboise for the opportunity to translate Michèle’s highly original, galaxy-spanning story.

The full shortlist is here: https://sffrosettaawards.com/2021/07/05/announcing-shortlist-of-science-fiction-and-fantasy-rosetta-awards-2021/

Listen to “The Zest for Life” on StarShipSofa

You (or I, or anyone) can now hear my story “The Zest for Life” on the latest StarShipSofa! I enjoyed TF Ahmad’s narration. His matter-of-fact delivery perfectly complements the story. TF Ahmad is a writer and narrator from Chicago.

“The Zest for Life” was originally published in Future Science Fiction Digest, Issue 2, March 2019, and has been translated into Estonian.

“Bitter Thing” out in Galaxies today!

I’m excited to have a story out in the French magazine Galaxies SF today, thanks to the talented Pierre-Alexandre Sicart, who translated my story “Bitter Thing” as “Par les yeux d’autrui.”

C’est ma première parution en Galaxies! Un gros merci au traducteur très talentueux, Pierre-Alexandre Sicart.

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Starblinded: Guest post on WWP blog

World Weaver Press invited me to write a guest post about “By the Light of the Stars”, my story in their solarpunk anthology Multispecies Cities. I took the opportunity to write about nocturnal light pollution, known as skyglow, and its cost to humans and animals.

In January 1994, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake shook Los Angeles. The Northridge earthquake rumbled through at 4:30 AM, waking residents and taking out the power grid. People poured out of their homes and into the darkened streets. And some of them dialed 911, not about the earthquake, but about what they saw in the dark sky: a strange “giant, silvery cloud” arching over the stricken city.

That mysterious cloud? It was the Milky Way.

Head on over if you’d like to read more about how skyglow inspired this story. https://www.worldweaverpress.com/blog/starblinded

New story: By The Light of the Stars

I have a story out today in World Weaver Press‘s new solarpunk anthology, Multispecies Cities.

Multispecies Cities cover

N.R.M. Roshak’s “By the Light of the Stars” saturate[s] conservation crises in casual kindness.

Publishers Weekly
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