Awards Eligibility & Reading Recs

Awards Eligibility & Reading Recs

Jan 4, 2016

It’s here! It’s time! I know, I know, seems like it was just yesterday we went over this, eh? But ’tis the new season, and so: the new post. BEST NOVEL The second book in the Worldbreaker Saga, EMPIRE ASCENDANT came out in October of 2015, and is eligible in all the best novel categories. That said, this was another insanely great year for...

The Long Fall to a Sentient, Creepy Planet: Planetfall

The Long Fall to a Sentient, Creepy Planet: Planetfall

Nov 3, 2015

I read Joanna Russ’s We Who Are About To… when I was in my early twenties. It’s the story of a bunch of unrelated people who crash land on an uninhabited but habitable planet, and whose male members quickly decide that what they really all ought to do, since no hope of rescue is forthcoming, is colonize the planet and start breeding for the...

What Will You Sacrifice? The Traitor Baru Cormorant

What Will You Sacrifice? The Traitor Baru Cormorant

Sep 15, 2015

Reading is a very personal experience. And so we start here, with the personal: What would you sacrifice, to achieve your life’s ambition? I know what I’ll sacrifice for mine, because I’ve already done it, and it is this: I will sacrifice everything. All of it. And I will never look back. I didn’t have any hobbies in school outside of writing, or many...

New Story Covers: Self-Pub/Hybrid/Trad Chat

New Story Covers: Self-Pub/Hybrid/Trad Chat

Sep 14, 2015

After finishing the cover for “The Judgement of Gods and Monsters,” my second Patreon-funded short story, I got a lot of compliments on the cover, and a few people asked who had done it for me. I’m still pretty cash poor around these parts, funneling most of my money toward getting out of debt, so I’ve been doing these on my own for some...

Bad Plants in New Packages and Other Cool Stuff

Bad Plants in New Packages and Other Cool Stuff

Sep 1, 2015

The mass market paperback edition of the grim, parallel-universes colliding epic THE MIRROR EMPIRE is out today and includes a bonus first chapter of EMPIRE ASCENDANT. READ IT AND WEEP MY FRIENDS. EMPIRE ASCENDANT can now also be pre-ordered from Audible, and will be out the same day as the ebook and paper version, October 6th. As this is a Tuesday, that also...

Books You Should Be Reading

Books You Should Be Reading

Aug 31, 2015

THE FIFTH SEASON In a land where geological apocalypses recur every 100-300 years, one society has survived by enslaving the planet’s geomancers to try and prevent apocalyptic events from disrupting their lavish society. Get ready for a ruthless, pulls-no-punches exploration of slavery, madness, and betrayal told with some very clever narrative tricks that...

To Blurb or Not to Blurb: My Book Reading & Rec Policy

To Blurb or Not to Blurb: My Book Reading & Rec Policy

Aug 31, 2015

Sometime in the last year, the number of requests I’ve gotten to blurb or simply early-read books has gone up tremendously. For folks who can read a book in a three or four hour stretch, this may not be a big deal, but unless I’m in the midst of a gripping made-for-me book, it takes me a long time to finish things (and even then, bare minimum, it takes me...

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