I’m so pleased that an anthology I have a story in (“Orange Rope for Sale”) was nominated for an Aurora award! Nothing Without Us Too, eds. Cait Gordon and Talia C. Johnson, is one of the nominees for Best Related Work (which is, apparently, where the anthologies go to get nominated). Super proud of Cait and Talia. Voting begins on June 17th and closes on July 29th. Fingers crossed!
Dec 2022 update: R. Graeme Cameron reviewed Nothing Without Us Too in Amazing Stories. Graeme has an interesting and thoughtful take on my story as “a fantasy approach to the problem of extreme agoraphobia.” Not what I had in mind when I wrote it, but I can see where he’s coming from, especially given that I first drafted that story sometime in 2020 or 2021.
I have a short poem out today!
The poem is “nice & easy in dock 43-b”, in American Diversity Report.
The art is a delightful montage by the editor, John C. Mannone.
hello artificial gravity
you can’t hold my mefrom “nice & easy in dock 43-b”
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/
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
… is the title of my SF story “The Zest for Life,” in Estonian. It’s live now in Estonian SF magazine algernon.ee, translated by editor Kristjan Sanders. It’s even illustrated, by Anete Lomp!
I’m probably far too excited about being a multilingually published author 😉
My story “Captain Hero Is A Feminist” is in this month’s Pulp Literature. Flash fiction. Two-word summary: Capes x #MeToo.
Image to the left is a thumbnail of the terrific art for this story.
I have a story out today! If demonic-glowing-eyed-bug art doesn’t make you want to read it, nothing will. Flash fiction. (Paywalled–subscription gets you 30 stories for $15, IMHO a pretty good deal.) https://decodedpride.com/june-29-see-below/