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New story: The One Who Listened

There is a language that I know, but my tongue cannot form the words.

The One Who Listened

“The One Who Listened” is furious cli-fi set in the wild mountain forests of the PNW.

This story was inspired by the work of forest biologist Suzanne Simard, whose book Finding the Mother Tree is a must-read.

Out now in the May 2024 issue of Haven Speculative, guest-edited by LP Kindred. The haunting cover art is by Lauren Raye Snow.

New story out in Solarpunk Creatures

It’s release day for this beautiful solarpunk anthology! SOLARPUNK CREATURES is going to be the last anthology from World Weaver Press. The opinionated loom-beast featured on the cover stars in my story, “Threadloom.”

Solarpunk Creatures
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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

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.

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