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My 2016 Ad Astra Schedule

I’m a bit intimidated by some of the other panelists I’ve been paired with. Not sure how I’ll sound like I know what I’m talking about. Fake it till you make it, I guess?

“Super Frenemies” Nominated for Aurora Award!

Thrilled to announce my story “Super Frenemies” is nominated for the 2016 Aurora Award for Best English Short Fiction. This is my second Aurora Award nomination.

Why You’ll Never Look at Little Red Riding Hood the Same Way Again

Okay, so this is COOL. Using techniques developed for the study of evolutionary biology, scientists have traced certain folk stories back to the Bronze Age. Stories, in their telling and retelling, accumulate changes in plot, characters, and settings. In fact, they behave a lot like living organisms, which build up mutations in the genes that … Continue reading Why You’ll Never Look at Little Red Riding Hood the Same Way Again »

“Saturn in G Minor” Wins 2015 Ictineu Award

I’m very pleased to announce that my story “Saturn in G Minor” has won a 2015 Ictineu Award! What a great way to start the new year. These awards are given to the best science fiction, fantasy and horror works of fiction published in Catalan during the previous year. “Saturn in G Minor” won for … Continue reading “Saturn in G Minor” Wins 2015 Ictineu Award »

A Library’s Quest to Save the History of Fandom

Okay–this is cool. The University of Iowa library’s special collections house almost a century of fandom history: everything from 1920s “dime novel” reviews to T-shirts that were auctioned off in protest of the 2002 Farscape cancellation. In 2012, though, it acquired one of the most valuable resources yet: the library of James “Rusty” Hevelin, a lifelong … Continue reading A Library’s Quest to Save the History of Fandom »