I have been accepted to the Taos Toolbox Writers’ Workshop! This two-week workshop (in Taos, New Mexico in June), taught by Walter Jon Williams and Kelly Link with special guest lecturer Stephen R. Donaldson, is a “graduate-level” workshop for writers who have already been to Clarion or Odyssey and/or have made some short fiction sales, and has an emphasis on the craft of the novel. It should be a lot of fun.
I sold novelette “The True Story of Merganther’s Run” to Aeon Speculative Fiction. Issue 12 of Aeon, including my story “Moonlight on the Carpet,” is available now. And “I Hold My Father’s Paws” got an Honorable Mention in Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, while “Primates” and “The Last McDougal’s” got Honorable Mentions in Year’s Best Science Fiction.
The Year’s Best Science Fiction Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois (who is, I’m told, recovering nicely from a quintuple bypass), has its official release today and has already been reviewed at sfrevu.com. I haven’t seen a copy yet. This anthology is my first Dozois Year’s Best appearance, with “I Hold My Father’s Paws”. Coincidentally, that same story was just this weekend podcast at Beam Me Up from WRFR radio in Rockland, Maine. The reading, by Ron Huber, begins about halfway into the show. Hope you like it!
Illustrator Rachel Stoleru posted a cute picture inspired by “Titanium Mike”; “Tk’Tk’Tk” was translated into Hebrew in the webzine Bli-Panika; “Titanium Mike” is also being translated into Hebrew, in the print magazine The Tenth Dimension; and “Tk’Tk’Tk” will be translated into Romanian, in the fan-produced (but very slick-looking!) magazine Helion.
There’s an interview with me on the Sci-Phi Show podcast (http://thesciphishow.com/). You can find it at http://www.archive.org/download/tspsoc29/tspsoc29.mp3. It sounds really good!
An excerpt from “Primates” has been posted at the Asimov’s web site.
Four of my stories received Honorable Mentions in Gardner Dozois’ Year’s Best Science Fiction: “A Book is a Journey,” “Circle of Compassion,” “The Ecology of Faerie,” and “Tk’Tk’Tk.”