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With 69 days to Gamechanger, preorders are love!

Gamechanger will be out in the world on September 17th, 69 short days from now, and to say I am excited might be a bit like saying the surface of the sun is a bit toasty. You can all expect this space, and my fabulous newsletter, The Lexicon to get ever more Gamechange-y. There will […]

Best Science Fiction of the Year #4

It’s out! The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Four, edited by Neil Clarke and including my novella “Freezing Rain, a Chance of Falling,” is now available in bookstores . I won’t go on and on–I bragged when I initially learned the novella had been chosen, but I will point out that Best SF […]

Join the LexIcon – Win a Book!

Hi! I have a newsletter and I’m hoping you’ll subscribe to it. To sweeten the deal, I’m drawing one lucky new subscriber’s name on June 21st for an advance reading copy of The Future of Another Timeline, by the incomparable Annalee Newitz, author of Autonomous and co-host (with Charlie Jane Anders) of the brilliant Hugo […]

Westeros: Endgame

About a month ago people started asking if I was watching Game of Thrones. This set me to reading spoilers for the last three episodes. I’d watched to the end of Charles Dance. From there, in my headcanon, as fertilized by various social media revelations, the GoT story went like this. War! Sailing. More War. […]

LexIcon: Jigsaw Narratives

Each tiny scene in a jigsaw narrative is is a puzzle piece, freestanding in its own right, yet intended to interlock with the others to evoke a whole picture of an unfolding story. Readers are invited to fill in the spaces between the missing pieces, bringing the full image into focus. Jigsaw narratives are immensely […]

LexIcon: Cube Farm Purgatory

Nobody snatches up a novel after work hoping to be immediately transported back to the worst parts of the day they’ve just been paid to live through. A reader ends up in Cube Farm Purgatory in any workplace scene that amounts to colleagues, bosses and rivals gnashing through their professional relationships, pushing paper, attending meetings, […]