So just last week I happened across this video by Daniel José Older about why we shouldn’t italicize words in other languages while writing in English. If you have yet to see it, enjoy it here for the first time: I laughed my ass off watching this, because anyone who’s actually known people who speak more than one language will recognize that how...
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...Read More
The F Word
Note: Contains All the Spoilers for both films I had the surreal experience of watching Snowpiercer and Guardians of the Galaxy within a week of each other. I can hear the cries...Read More
the writing life
So, I have this little book about blood mages, satellite magic, flesh eating plants, and the end of the world coming out next week called… THE MIRROR EMPIRE. In celebration of...Read More
Aug 9, 2014
My spouse has been trying to get me to play Space Run for awhile. It’s just this cute little game where you build your own space ship and take it on missions. I played through the tutorial recently, only a little annoyed that I wasn’t able to choose a female gendered character. The tutorial was OK. I moved on to taking the first mission, which is...
Aug 6, 2014
For reasons various and sundry, I have a lawyer I consult with on Intellectual Property matters. Anyone who knows my publishing history can probably figure out why. I got an invoice yesterday for $72, a charge for the time it took them to read and respond to an email of mine about a particular matter. I was not at all outraged or whatever by this – merely...