Friday, February 22, 2013

"Fragmentation" up for a Nebula

Very happy to report my short story "Fragmentation, or Ten Thousand Goodbyes", from April's Clarkesworld, has been nominated for a Nebula Award. Thanks to everyone who helped with this story, to Clarkesworld for publishing it (and Kate Baker for reading the audio version), and to all the readers who found it worthy. I'm thrilled.

This blog post is brief as I'm currently in Cuba, where internet is scarce.

Here's the story if you haven't had a chance to read it yet.

Friday, November 23, 2012

"A Well-Adjusted Man" out in Lightspeed

My story "A Well-Adjusted Man" is now out in Lightspeed Magazine.

Blurb: In the near future, police cope with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder by reliving their trauma and erasing their original memories. Sometimes this works better than expected. . .

The story draws heavily on my experiences at the RMCAT self-defense and firearms course, as well as on research into adrenaline, memory formation and PTSD. I talk about the ideas behind the story in the author interview accompanying the piece.

Monday, April 2, 2012

"Fragmentation, or Ten Thousand Goodbyes"

My latest story, "Fragmentation, Or Ten Thousand Goodbyes" is now up at the excellent Clarkesworld Magazine (including a great audio version by Kate Baker). Go take a look! I'm quite proud of this one.

I wrote the story on my current world tour, finished it at the Altered Fluid writers' retreat and revised it based on some great feedback from Kris Dikeman, K. Tempest Bradford, Desirina Boskovich, Keon Parandvash, Mary Virginia Munoz, Hal Nevis and Irma Hirsjarvi.

Monday, February 20, 2012

"Zhenya" nominated for Nebula Award

Today it's official -- my story "Mama, We are Zhenya, Your Son" has been nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Short Story of 2011. It would be difficult to exaggerate how thrilled I am. This has been a dream of mine for many, many, many years (most of my conscious life).

As I'm exhausted from exulting today, that's that for the blog post. Thanks to everyone who read the story and gave it a push. And if you haven't read it yet, give it a try! Check out the other stories on the ballot too. I've read nearly all of them by now, and loved nearly all that I read.

In other news, my story "Bearslayer and the Black Knight" has been picked up by Scott H. Andrews at Beneath Ceaseless Skies. I'm very happy about that as the magazine is a great match for this piece. Inspired (very loosely) by the Latvian national epic "Bearslayer" (by Andrejs Pumpurs).