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2021 Books

I don’t like lists. And yet, here’s a list! Every month, people are making lists: the best albums in the universe, the best movies that make you forget you’re at home at not the actual theater, the best rocks found on an inspirational year-long walking journey through neighborhoods on the moon, the best books that […]

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2021 in Review

Amusingly (depressingly?) the last post I made in this blog was about...2020’s eligibility. So here we are, rolling straight into 2021’s eligibility. It doesn’t matter, but here we are. Always showing up. That’s half of the work—just show up. Isn’t it? 2021, much like 2020, has been a year of challenges and changes. But the […]

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Overs

Eligibility is a ridiculous word. In any case, it's that time of the year--somehow--where we tally up everything we have published and say oh my god please find this worthy and put this on a ballot so I will be remembered and not forgotten in the long dark stretch of years to come. And well, […]

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The Care & Feeding of Your New Steam Train

So you’ve acquired a steam train! Congratulations! They can be finicky and unpredictable, but this guide should help you with the most critical points of concern. We appreciate your time and attention and should you have any further concerns with your new acquisition, you can forward your questions to the engine, where they’ll fuel the […]

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Run Away

In 2005, I sold the first of my circus stories, "Vanishing Act," to SciFiction, edited by Ellen Datlow. It was a dream come true in many ways. It was the most money I'd ever been paid for fiction, and selling to Ellen was absolutely a bucket list item. Now, in 2020, a bundle of circus […]

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2019, a smol

Now that I have officially lost a World Fantasy Award, it appears time to post eligibility information for next year's awards, and-- It really is an endless circle, isn't it? Didn't we just do this? 2019 has been an interesting year. It has been the least successful in my "career" when it comes to sales. […]

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Hell of a Ride

When we got the news in April, Beth and I didn't quite believe it. Shimmer was a Hugo finalist -- and after thirteen years, that was a hell of a thing. But in accordance with prophecy, Uncanny Magazine won for the fourth time, and Shimmer came in last. Those voting numbers will really fuck with […]

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Necessary

Near as I can tell, I wrote two things in 2018, which is an all-time low for me. I wrote "Kill Your Darlings (Silicone Sister Remix)" (out now in Do Not Go Quietly) and The Ebon Jackal, the last Folley & Mallory book (also out now). Last week, I finished a novella. I wrote it […]

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The End, Kinda

The last book in my Folley & Mallory series drops today, and perhaps I am having feelings about that, but god forbid we explore those, because it's all too hard to contemplate; this seems to be my year of endings. Dramatic! But, many things have come to an end, so it feels apt. There are […]

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Doubt

Doubt is a thing every writer struggles with -- no matter how famous, no matter how many book awards, nominations, praise, cakes, etc. Your favorite writer has doubted themselves and their work. And probably quite a lot. My friend Aidan Doyle has assembled a collection of essays about doubt, and he solicited content from other […]

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