bookery

If you liked ANCILLARY JUSTICE and GOD’S WAR you’ll love…

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014

Much to my surprise, at least, both Ann Leckie’s ANCILLARY JUSTICE and my book GOD’S WAR have been shortlisted for the BSFA and Arthur C. Clarke Awards this year. Women on the...

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The F Word

Some Men Are More Monstrous Than Others: On True Detective’s Men & Monsters

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014

Spoilers ahoy!   When I was sixteen, I dated a guy a with a madonna/whore complex. I had no idea what that was, at the time, being a young woman from a rural town where...

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the writing life

I’ll Sleep When It’s May: Stop. Drop. And Write.

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014

I’ll be in stealth mode throughout April this year. I’ve got edits due on THE MIRROR EMPIRE and a writing retreat later in the month exclusively dedicated to burning...

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Mirror Dark

Ain’t No Party Like a Novel Party

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014

A lot of what people see of the writing life is actually the part that has nothing to do with writing actual novels. What you see are the blog posts, the tweets, the convention...

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Recent Posts

On Writing the Good Fight: Hugo Roundup

On Writing the Good Fight: Hugo Roundup

Apr 20, 2014

In the first grade (3rd grade? whatever), my best friend ran for some student office, a rather innocuous one, I believe, like Treasurer or something like that. Treasurer was – I knew, even then – a good bet. He was an exceptionally gifted kid: smart, funny, brilliant; played violin and piano, read chapter books to the class, and had already skipped a...

Some Men Are More Monstrous Than Others: On True Detective’s Men & Monsters

Some Men Are More Monstrous Than Others: On True Detective’s Men & Monsters

Apr 15, 2014

Spoilers ahoy!   When I was sixteen, I dated a guy a with a madonna/whore complex. I had no idea what that was, at the time, being a young woman from a rural town where belittling women as sluts and whores was pretty typical. You were either “the type of woman men married” or you were… well, probably a slut. All I knew was that when he talked about...

I’ll Sleep When It’s May: Stop. Drop. And Write.

I’ll Sleep When It’s May: Stop. Drop. And Write.

Mar 28, 2014

I’ll be in stealth mode throughout April this year. I’ve got edits due on THE MIRROR EMPIRE and a writing retreat later in the month exclusively dedicated to burning through pages on book 2, and the last thing I need to be doing when completing loads of work is chatting with other humans, even and especially on the internet. The good news is I do...

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