Recent events

So you may have noticed I don’t blog regularly. Yep. Well, that’s the way it’ll be. Sorry about that. I tweet semi-regularly.

I did update the Rarely Asked Questions, and I’ll have more new stuff to come soon.


Sidewise Award!

“The Weight of the Sunrise” won the Sidewise Award for Best Short-Form Alternate History! I’ve always wanted to win that award and I’m so excited. 🙂 Haven’t posted til now because I was too busy with London. London was amazing. I especially liked the Tower, the Churchill War Rooms, and our side trip to Bletchley Park.

Upcoming: Fall is always my low-travel, high-productivity season. Here we go!



The Weight of the Sunrise won a Nebula for Best Novella of 2013! I haven’t had brain or time to blog until now.

Rainbow Dash captures how I felt at that moment. 🙂

Thank you everyone–to those who read and nominated the story, to those who voted amongst a great set of nominees, to those who’ve flooded my inbox with congratulations.

The ceremony is available here if you’d like to watch it. Jump to 1:25:00.

Here’s a pic of Shannon and me before the ceremony. Doesn’t he look like an evil professor?


Finalist for the Sturgeon Award

The Weight of the Sunrise is a finalist for the Sturgeon Award!


“The Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short science fiction of the year was established in 1987 by James Gunn, Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at KU, and the heirs of Theodore Sturgeon, including his partner Jayne Engelhart Tannehill and Sturgeon’s children, as an appropriate memorial to one of the great short-story writers in a field distinguished by its short fiction.”

Yay! Lots of good fiction on that list.