June’s going to be busy:

I’ll be on programming at Denver Comic Con on Friday and Saturday. The con is June 15-17.

I’m a Guest of Honor at SoonerCon in Oklahoma, June 22-24.

And right in the middle there I’m a guest lecturer at Taos Toolbox.

Seriously, I don’t mean to schedule everything all at the same time…



Wednesday update

May 2, 2018

This week I had the honor of being the first interview subject on the Dickheads Podcast — in which the podcasters are reading all of Philip K. Dick’s novels in publication order, and we talked about my PKD Award winning novel BANNERLESS. (never gets old saying that)

Here’s the link on Soundcloud.

And on YouTube.

And the May issue of Lightspeed has my reviews of Annihilation and A Wrinkle in Time.

It’s raining here in Colorado, which is nice. It finally smells like spring. But it’s also making me want to hibernate. So I may just go do that.


Monday update!

April 23, 2018

Just got back from diving in Key Largo. The weather was perfect, and it was snowing at home, which makes it all the better. Highlights: some big nurse sharks, some people-sized grouper, and a dancing lobster. So many things to see!

My review of “Downsizing” is live on Lighstpeed.

And my copies of the paperback edition of Martians Abroad arrived. They’re on sale tomorrow! Now, back to work!

Well that was unexpected.

Bannerless won the Philip K. Dick Award at Norwescon this past weekend. I didn’t write a speech, because, well. I’m really happy and grateful and excited and humbled by this. Norwescon put on a great party and I got to hang out with and get to know some of the other nominees, including Deji Bryce Olukotun, whose book After the Flare won the Special Citation. My brother Rob was there as my plus one which made it all the more special.

Lately I’ve been doing the math on my career — I sold my first pro short story in 1999, so it’ll be twenty years next year.

And I’m still going strong, it seems.

Onward and upward!


Norwescon this weekend

March 28, 2018

Just a reminder, I’ll be at Norwescon this weekend. Most of my programming, including a signing and a reading, is on Saturday and Sunday. Friday is the Philip K. Dick Awards, which Bannerless is a finalist for.

And I just got ARC’s for The Wild Dead.

And I’m heading into the homestretch on the current novel manuscript. So of course I’m going to be traveling in the middle of it. If I seem a little distracted over the next couple of weeks, that’s why.

Onward ho!


Couple of announcements:  My Black Panther review is live on Lightspeed, along with a review by Violet Allen. A two-fer!

Reminder that tonight at 7 pm MT I’m doing a live Google Hangouts, with a reading and Q&A, so stop on by and ask questions.  Here’s the channel.

And I saw A Wrinkle in Time.  It’s. . .not very good.  I’m not sure I’ve ever been this sad that a movie is not very good. Like, I usually get angry. But this one, I’m just sad. I’m probably not being fair the film — I have a feeling it’s going to change some 10 year old’s life because it’s going to be the exact thing they need to see at the right time. But that’s part of the problem — it feels like it’s aimed at 10 year olds.

To be brief, there’s way too much exposition, the pacing is off, the plot is disconnected, and the emotional core just wasn’t there. It’s very pretty, at least.


a new story! and others

February 7, 2018

One of the things I’ve been waiting on is being able to share this:

Where Would You Be Now is a new story of mine on Tor.com.  It’s a prequel to Bannerless by about 60 years, and features a side character from the novel.  I’m pretty excited about it and hope you like it.

A couple of other things:

Here’s a new interview with me, mostly about Martians Abroad and The Wild Dead.

On March 3 I’m going to be at the Colorado Book Festival, signing books and speaking on a panel.

And on March 9 I’m taking part in a Google Hangouts reading and Q&A in support of Read for Pixels, which works to end violence against women. The link goes to the full schedule and instructions.

So yeah, keepin’ busy.