My Readercon Schedule, etc.

Hi folks! Readercon’s coming up in just two weeks! I’ve got a handful of items, including panels and readings, and I’ll be interviewing one of the Guests of Honor, Ken Liu! If you want to say hi, here’s where I’ll be and what I’ll be droning on about: How Science Informs Fantasy Salon 5 Writing […]

I’ve Been Busy

A quick catch-up post. First, thank you for everyone who was so friendly and supportive during the Nebulas! I didn’t win, but Seanan McGuire totally deserved it, and I’m not sad at all. (Plus she did promise not to shiv me and take it if I did win, so how could I be churlish in […]

Nebulous News

As you may be aware, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) hosts a yearly fiction award, called the Nebulas. Every year, the membership nominates works for a final ballot of, e.g. Best Short Story, or, say, Best Novella. As you may be aware, my novella THE LIAR was published last March in the […]

My Boskone Schedule

Whew, they’re keeping me busy this year! A nice range of stuff, plus I get to rant about coffee for an hour, which is nice. Chances are I’ll be reading my short story “At The Old Folks Home at the End of the World” and either a scene from my recent novella THE LIAR or […]

Award Eligibility Post

It’s that time of year again — people are reading for awards and would like to be reminded what came out this year. For myself, that’s simple: I just had the one novella, The Liar, in the March/April issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction. If you are a SFWA member, this link will bring you […]

Story Up: The Liar

I’ve been on the road for the past few weeks, and so haven’t had a chance to make an official post: My North Country New Hampshire fantasy novella The Liar is out in the current issue of F&SF! If you’re a subscriber, you’ve got it already. If not, the roundup here has some ways to order […]

My Boskone Schedule

The schedule has been posted for Boskone 53, this coming February 19th through 21st, and I have several items on it! First, if you’re in the Boston area, I have a reading on Friday the 19th that is free and open to the public: Friday, 5:00 PM (free to public) Room: Independence Reading: John P. […]

Audio, Email List, Treadmill Desks

First, some Claudius Rex news: The Year’s Top Short SF Novels 5, an audio anthology which includes that novella (along with stellar entries from Ken Liu, Cory Doctorow, and others), is available on CD and from I’m very pleased with how it came out, and if you’ve got a lot of travel coming up […]


It’s been a while since I posted, so here are a few quick updates on what’s been going on for me. My novella Claudius Rex has been reprinted by Prime Books in its anthology “The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novellas“. I’m working on the page proofs now for my other novella, The Liar, to […]