A few notes on upcoming appearances, stories, and work:
– This coming Saturday, I’ll be part of a group reading at Pandemonium Books and Games in Central Square to celebrate Strange Horizons‘ tenth anniversary. Ten SH authors will be reading from their works, followed by questions, talk, and general “wooo great magazine!”-ness. The fun starts at 2:00 PM — if you’re in the area and would like to hear some awesome science fiction and fantasy, come join us! If you can’t make it, but would still like to join in the celebration in spirit, consider donating to Strange Horizons‘ annual fund drive. You might even win one of their fantastic donor prizes!
– I’m going to be at New York Comic-Con again, this time on a panel discussing shapeshifters. (The big question I want answered: how many authors on the panel are dog people, and how many are cat people? Three guesses which I am.) I’ll post more once I’m sure of my schedule — maybe this time I’ll sneak out and play tourist for a while!
– If you liked “A Serpent in the Gears” and wanted to read more set in that world, I’ve got a new short story coming out in a couple of weeks in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. “The Guilt Child” focuses on an entirely different set of characters, but it’s the same world, and I love these characters just as much. (Funny, how so much of my writing derives from a desire to introduce people to these amazing characters. Evie, Charles, the Professora . . . and now Carla and Stamper.)
– In no particular order, I still need to:
- get my preparations started for Viable Paradise (I’m staff again this year)
- update my bibliography (which still lists Wild Hunt as forthcoming — yikes!)
- update the whole site so it’s better suited to my needs
- get back to blogging on a semi-regular basis
- attempt to clean before the dust mites grow to the size of my head
- write ALL the things
Whether I’ll actually manage any of this is another matter, since between the obligations listed above, hammering out a first draft of Dirty Water, assembling the first draft of Breath of the World (keep in mind all titles listed are so very very changeable), chasing down the short stories that keep popping up whenever I try to work out more worldbuilding details, I don’t have much brain left. And most of that is in a permanent state of “awww” due to my new nephew, my response to whom pretty much matches this.
It’s gonna be one hell of a month. Totally worth it, though.