I’ve never done one of these before, but I’ve always wanted to and I guess I’m finally getting it done. I’m still not sure how a lot of SF/F awards work (in terms of categories and schedules, there’s just a lot of them out there for a newcomer to figure out!) but here’s an awkward “a thing I wrote you might want to nominate/vote for if you’re into that sort of thing” first time post anyway.
In 2017 I wrote a novella, Three Keys in the Desert (39,000 words).
In a sentence: it’s science fiction about kids and staff at a military boarding school on a remote planet.
I’m also eligible for the Campbell Award this year.
I’m very excited to announce that I have a new poem in the latest issue of Arsenika!
(I’ll always remember the publication history of this poem, because I nearly missed the acceptance notice for it /o\ It had gone to my junk folder and I saw it a week late, and might never have responded to it if I hadn’t accidentally checked the status on Arsenika’s website itself. KIDS, ALWAYS CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER.)
“Only the Trees” is kind of difficult to sum up, but I will say it’s one of my most explicitly romantic poems.
A storm blew down
the tree your bones
nourished, through the
roots. They cleaned
you from the dirt and
tore you away from
where I left you, lying
peaceful, reborn an
older creature, my
heart with you, a
piece of tissue and
blood, keeping you
Read the rest of “Only the Trees” >>
My first article of 2018 is already out, and it’s only January! (Well, it’s February, but it was still January when it was originally posted.)
This time I got to talk about military science fiction for Book Smugglers, a venue I love a LOT and a topic I can basically talk about forever.
The five points in this one are mostly about the way fictional militaries represent gender, sexuality, attraction, and the politics and sociology around it all.
Five Ways To Build A More Believable Futuristic Military >>