Awards Eligibility 2018

It's that time of year again, and I'm happy to have a story out that the SFF community can read and consider, or just enjoy. The Anchorite Wakes was published in Clarkesworld in August, and you can read it here for free.  This is my first pro sale, and makes me eligible for the Campbell, Nebula, … Continue reading Awards Eligibility 2018

The Official NOC #CrossLines Reading List

This has been up since May and I had no idea my book was on such a great list. Seriously, the company I’m keeping is far above my station. It also happens to be a kick-ass list for fiction by and about people of colour.

My only quibble is the link to my book leads to someone else’s book instead of mine. You can find mine here, or you can just click the link right here on my blog. You know, if you still care and all, seeing as this was posted in May and we’re in November. But some of you have Christmas presents to get right? Well, here’s a list full of good options. Go have fun with it!

The Nerds of Color

This past weekend in Washington DC, the Smithsonian’s historic Arts & Industries building was home to the most important gathering of artists you have ever seen. The CrossLines pop-up culture lab on intersectionality brought together over 40 artists and scholars to explore race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, etc.

I was fortunate enough to be invited and helped organize a Reading Lounge and live podcasts — while artist Matt Huynh painted a mural in real time the entire weekend. One of the questions I got asked the most was about the books we included, so after the jump you can find a complete list of books we had in the Lounge!

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NaNoWriMo And Piracity, Arrgh!

It's been a while. Hope you guys behaved yourselves while I was gone. Just a bit of news for those wondering what's been happening since I last dropped by. I signed up for NaNoWriMo for only the second time in my life because I love deadlines and I really want to get this second book … Continue reading NaNoWriMo And Piracity, Arrgh!

A Few Good Women…

Earlier this year, Barnes and Noble did a great article featuring 7 speculative fiction books that feature strong female characters. Is it exhaustive? By no means. But it has a nice mix of modern and classic and also had the good sense to include the queen of Caribbean speculative fiction, Nalo Hopkinson. Seriously, if you … Continue reading A Few Good Women…

SciFi From Around The World

There's a cool article in the Guardian today for anyone looking for links so they can start reading scifi that isn't default American/English. Scifi from all corners of the globe has always been around, but recently some of those works have been hitting the mainstream, culminating in this year's Hugo Awards, where the Chinese novel, The Three-Body … Continue reading SciFi From Around The World

14 Writers Who Rock

And who happen to be women. Huffington Post has an article about women who write scifi and fantasy and stand head and shoulders above all others. It's not an exhaustive list, by any means, but it is a good place to start if you want to add to your list of great women writers. I'm extremely … Continue reading 14 Writers Who Rock

Excerpt: IACTA ALEA EST – Mr. Gae Is Expecting You

A little bit of Shalon from the sequel to LEX TALIONIS, to keep you company as you go into the weekend. Framed in that archway, directly across from the lift, stood a hovercar, its dark blue curves iridescent as a beetle's wing.  Shalon strolled over to it, careful to keep her body as relaxed as possible.  … Continue reading Excerpt: IACTA ALEA EST – Mr. Gae Is Expecting You

We Live In A Weird And Wonderful Universe

Once again, we've identified a new species of fish that seems to have been created just to give us nightmares. This gorgeous George is apparently a ceratioid anglerfish. That funny looking glow-stick on its head is used to lure fish looking for nightclub to dance the night away into its jaws instead. The diversity of … Continue reading We Live In A Weird And Wonderful Universe

You Haven’t Seen Snowpiercer Yet? Say It Ain’t So!

Because that movie rocks. It literally rocks. When did you last see a movie that uses horror to highlight social injustice in an entertaining and thoughtful way? South Korean and Australian cinema, particularly the thrillers and horrors, have become my new favourite source for good movies. When I saw the trailer for Snowpiercer I knew … Continue reading You Haven’t Seen Snowpiercer Yet? Say It Ain’t So!