Wives, Warlords and Refugees: The People Economy of Mad Max

Wives, Warlords and Refugees: The People Economy of Mad Max

May 18, 2015

CONTAINS SPOILERS I wasn’t going to go and see the latest iteration of Mad Max.  Don’t get me wrong: I’m a passionate fan of 80’s apocalypse movies (I wrote a whole series in homage to them!). I love the aesthetics, the desperation, the tough characters, the monstrous masculinity that both men and women must take up in order to survive… But I’ve...

On Selling 6 New Books in 16 Months

On Selling 6 New Books in 16 Months

May 12, 2015

I have gotten very good at reviewing contracts in the last 16 months. My latest sale, a collection of greatest hits and new essays titled, THE GEEK FEMINIST REVOLUTION will be out next year from Tor Books. We’re gunning for spring/early summer so it works as a good warm-up tour for the release of THE STARS ARE LEGION on October 6th. That makes 6 books...

Now Available: THE CORPSE ARCHIVES

Now Available: THE CORPSE ARCHIVES

May 6, 2015

My short story “The Corpse Archives,” is about a young person tossed into a work camp as an “imperfect text” who fights to become an archivist in charge of a historical library etched on human bodies… and gets more than bargained for. This went out as a chapbook to Hurley’s Heroes mailing list subscribers a couple months...

My BEA/Bookcon Schedule

My BEA/Bookcon Schedule

May 6, 2015

I’ll be driving over to NYC in three weeks for Book Expo America, followed by Bookcon, and then off to Denver for the Launchpad Astronomy Workshop. Must be con season. I’ll be re-posting this for folks as it gets nearer the date. In the meantime, if, like me, your calendar is already filling up, here’s where you can find me if you’re in...

SFF Markets that Consider Patreon Stories for Publication

SFF Markets that Consider Patreon Stories for Publication

May 6, 2015

So last year Andrea Phillips put together a great list of markets that do and do not consider taking stories which were created via Patreon support. Because Patreon is a new-ish crowdfunding too, it’s not generally mentioned in submission guidelines whether or not the venue considers a Patreon story already published or not. Now that I’m producing...

The Worldbreaker Saga Gets Its Final Book, & Other Happenings

The Worldbreaker Saga Gets Its Final Book, & Other Happenings

May 5, 2015

As reported by Angry Robot Books today, we’ve sold rights to the third and final volume in The Worldbreaker Saga, titled, THE BROKEN HEAVENS. This deal has been in the works for awhile (THE MIRROR EMPIRE did well; it was just a matter of coming to terms on the deal, and for AR to unpack after their sale last year), and now it’s official. For those...

What’s it Like to Be a Creator on Patreon? My First Month

What’s it Like to Be a Creator on Patreon? My First Month

May 4, 2015

I’ve never crowdfunded anything before now, though not for lack of thinking about it. I have contractual obligations on everything novel length at this point, and with Tor’s new novella imprint paying so much for novellas, it didn’t make much sense to crowdfund them. So I looked at the type of fiction that generally pays the least no matter how I try to...

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