MarsCon!

December 13, 2017

Reminder!  I’ll be the Author Guest of Honor at MarsCon in Williamsburg, Virginia, January 12-14. See, I do make it out to the East Coast every now and then!  I hope to see some of you there!

 

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This week, the new Wild Cards novel Mississippi Roll is out! This includes my story, “A Big Break in the Small Time,” in which my character Wild Fox has become a lounge singer in love. Wild Cards has a reputation for being incredibly dark and grim at times, so I really love doing these lighter, comic stories. This world is so big and flexible, there’s definitely room for both.  This is the first book in what we’re calling The American Triad, checking in on some other parts of the country.

The latest novel of The Expanse by James S.A. Corey is also out this week:  Persepolis Rising. I like the TV show a whole lot. I love the books. This latest one. . .I’m plugging it because it does something I don’t think I’ve ever seen a space opera do. I hesitate to say what because it involves the entire arc of the book, and the thrill of discovery is part of the fun. It impressed the hell out of me.

And in case you haven’t picked it up yet. . .the e-book of Bannerless is on sale this month for $2.99!

So many books. . .

 

Loscon!

November 24, 2017

Loscon is happening…like right now! Right this very minute!

The schedule is available here.

Now excuse me while I go Guest of Honor the place up!

😀

 

upcoming events/appearances

November 6, 2017

Lots of stuff coming up. Gonna be a busy end of the year, and that’s okay!

Saturday, November 11 I’ll be at the Book Bar in Denver as part of the brand-new Science Fiction Reading series. I’ll likely be reading from Bannerless.

The November issue of Lightspeed, including my in-depth review of Blade Runner 2049, is now available for purchase. My review goes live next week.

Thanksgiving weekend, I’m Guest of Honor at Loscon, which should be a huge amount of fun.

And January 12-14 I’m Guest of Honor at MarsCon in Williamsburg, Virginia, which should also be fun. And it’s East Coast! Don’t say I never get out to the east coast, y’all!

I’ve got a bunch more stuff lined up for 2018, and 2019 is starting to fill up, including three more Guest of Honor slots I haven’t announced yet (!!!).

I’ve also got a new Harry and Marlowe story in the pipeline, and I’m very excited about that.

I get asked a lot, “What are you working on now?”  Well, what am I not working on!

And I need to figure out what movies I’m reviewing next, oh yes…

 

MileHi Con this weekend!

October 27, 2017

I’m going to be at MileHi Con all weekend. Woohoo!

And I just realized that I don’t have a single writing/publishing panel. It’s all fan and movie panels. Not complaining, I love chatting about geek anything. (The DC movie vs. TV panel was probably my favorite at Worldcon.) It’s just…how did that happen?!

 

Wednesday post & Voltron

October 25, 2017

Reminder:  This weekend is MileHi Con!  I’ll be there with elf ears on. No joke.

I’m writing a review of Geostorm for Lightspeed. Also no joke.  It was like a really bad episode of G.I. Joe. Which still makes it better than Prometheus.

And I’m all caught up on Netflix’s Voltron. Now isn’t that a trip?  The thing I think I like best:  what they’ve done with Pidge. Specifically, that Pidge is a girl. We don’t know that until partway through the first season — she’s in hiding while she searches for her lost family members. But once she’s outed, she doesn’t change. Usually the way this trope works is we find out that unassuming guy is really a girl in hiding, and then she suddenly grows her hair out and puts a dress on and everyone is so amazed that she’s actually so pretty, surprise!  Not here. Pidge doesn’t change at all. She looks, sounds, acts, exactly the same. She’s still the nerdy tech genius. Definitely not a token girl character because that was always Allura. And now we have two girls, which I think is great.

 

upcoming events

October 6, 2017

I’m going to be at a few upcoming events:

This Sunday, Oct. 8, at 4:30 the Jean Cocteau Cinema is hosting a Wild Cards event. We’ve been doing these for a couple of years now and it always makes for a chaotic fun time. There’s not a lot of info on the page, but the event is ticketed, I believe.

October 27-29 is MileHi Con, here in Denver.

November 11, 7 pm, at the BookBar in Denver, I’ll be taking part in a new SciFi Reading series.

And a reminder that November 24-26, I’m Author Guest of Honor at Loscon in L.A.

I think that about covers it for now.

In other news, yes, I’ve seen Blade Runner 2049, and I liked it just fine. Not sure it’s the unmitigated masterpiece everyone says it is — I have some quibbles, the biggest one being that the third act goes a little wobbly and drags. But it’s definitely worth seeing.  The biggest thing is it feels like a Blade Runner movie should.  I’ll be writing what I expect will be an awfully long review for Lightspeed, so the rest of my thoughts will have to wait until next month.