“Giant,” my magic realist flash piece about Alan Dundes, will be podcast at Toasted Cake. I love Tina Connoly’s podcast work, and am looking forward to hearing the story in that format. Sofia Samatar has a lovely review of the first issue of Lackington’s magazine. She has this to say about my story: A City on
This is an expanded summary of what I said on Twitter (see under @roselemberg). Regarding various ongoing conversations in the SFF field, I see, from all sides, multiple references to the speakers’ ages (‘the Young’, ‘children’, the ‘Old’, ‘the Old Guard’, ‘they will die off’) that make me uncomfortable. I am convinced that these labels
Today, my poem “The Rotten Leaf Cantata” was published as a part of Strange Horizons speculative poetry issue. The issue looks wonderful – with editorial roundtable, reviews, and poetry. I am looking forward to reading it. “The Rotten Leaf Cantata” is a divorce poem. It tore out of me, like my best work does sometimes,
My short story “A City on its Tentacles” has appeared in the first issue of Lackington’s magazine. It is a very beautiful issue, and my story has been illustrated by the Hugo award-winning artist Galen Dara. The painting captures the story perfectly, and I am beyond pleased. The issue also contains stories by Amal El-Mohtar,
The ToC for How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens (aka Immigrant SF) has been released, and it’s a thing of beauty. I am happy to share a ToC with Ken Liu, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Sonya Taaffe, Nisi Shawl, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Bogi Takács, Bryan Thao Worra, Zen Cho, and oh so
The new Stone Telling is here, after a long wait. “Body” is a double issue with 23 poems, and it is especially hard-hittng. We are now reading for ST11, so if we’ve never published you before, please send us your work. If we have published you before, please nudge other poets our way!
…to report two poetry acceptances. My poem “Landwork” will appear in Goblin Fruit (spring 2014), and my poem “The Three Immigrations” will be reprinted in How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens. Happy new 2014, everyone!
This was a very difficult year for me. I got divorced, started single-parenting my kid after the ex left town, and went up for tenure. My health has been frustrating and often outright scary. While my personal life was in upheaval, some SFF things happened; here they are. Stories published: “Teffeu: A Book from
I am not around much these days. Life’s been happening. My short story “A City on its Tentacles” will appear in the inaugural issue of Lackington’s. I might have finally gotten this one right; very happy it found a good home. My prose poem “Earth Map” will appear in Mythic Delirium. Apex Magazine 54 is
My mythic SF poem “Dualities” has been accepted to appear in Mythic Delirium. Lois Tilton at Locus gave my Strange Horizons story Teffeu: A Book from the Library at Taarona a “recommended” rating: A beautiful little meditation on the love of books and languages and words, and the narrator’s attempt to hold fast to that