Friday, November 25, 2005


My review of Nemonymous 5 was posted on Tangent Online website. Another one, for Chris Barzak's awesome story ("The Boy Who Was Born Wrapped in Barbed Wire")in The Endicott Studio Journal of Mythic Arts, should be posted there shortly. TESJoMA is a neat online magazine, with great fiction and non-fiction. It is edited by Terri Windling. The whole site is well worth exploring -- it's a wonderful resource for all mythologically-minded folks. And they publish some excellent fiction.

My appreciation for Space-time for Springers is up at ED SF Project.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


I think most of us are mourning the passing of one of the finest publications speculative fiction has ever seen. Dave Schwartz, bless him, started a fine initiative here. I urge you to check it out, pick one of Scifiction's many stories, and write an appreciation for it.

Fritz Leiber's "Space-time for Springers" is mine.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Story Sale

"Hydraulic" sold to Spicy Slipstream Stories, edited by the multitalented Nick Mamatas and Jay Lake. Much rejoicing.

Huge thanks to Mike Jasper and Paul G. Tremblay for critiquing this one.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Favorite Stories

Ganked from Mike Jasper -- writers talk about which of their stories they like best.

I like all my stories -- which is fairly obvious; I wouldn't have written them otherwise. But I like some more than others, and some of my favorites show recurring themes.

"Kikimora" (Jabberwocky #1) and "Yakov and the Crows" (Book of Dark Wisdom #10, tentatively) are two of my modern-day Russian fairytales. They are similar in that they deal with people who cannot accept the new world that springs around them. Scary world.

"Just Chutney" (Aeon #3)and "Hector Meets the King" (Strange Pleasures #4) are both about mythical heroes who grapple with growing old, and try to pay long-overdue debts.

Among the unpublished ones, "The Clockmaker's Daughter" and "Pastoral with Buddha" are very dear to me. Incidentally, both have young female protagonists -- unusual for me, but perhaps it is another emerging trend.