Turn Back the Tide

So, two things occur to me: we’ve already managed to make Pence’s life entertaining with the #periodsforpence thing, and Trump went on this big thing about reporting terrorism and hate, right?   So hey, report it. Report the fuck out of it. As soon as they take office, report the hate, the violence, the details of […]

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No, *You* Move

  “Compromise where you can. And where you can’t, don’t. Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is something right, even if the whole world is telling you to move. It is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye and say, no. You move.” This quote from […]

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A Pre-Review of Invisible Planets

This is the reality of the psychological landscape constructed by the tales: tradition and modernity, stagnation and progress, political powerlessness and thrilling technological potential—all aspects of the same reality, a chiaroscuro of extreme contrasts in hope and terror. –Liu, Invisible Frameworks I was lucky enough to get a review copy of the Ken Liu anthology […]

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It’s Been a Good Run

About six years ago, I quit my dayjob and went full-time freelance, working for SFWA, Paizo’s Pathfinder Tales, Prime Books, and others. Since then, I’ve handled an amazing variety of clients, from simple advice for self-published authors, to the memorable time the Ambassador from Finland and his cultural attache plied me with drinks while we […]

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State of the Jaym

About a year ago, Charles Tan and Christie Yant pulled me aside (okay, so it was a Twitter conversation, but Very Stern) and pointed out that I needed an agent. The anthologies are taking off, and my career is wonderfully, hellishly diverse. I kind of had a moment where frustration got the better of me […]

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Changing of the Guard

Effective July 1, 2015, I will no longer be SFWA’s Communications Director. It’s been a long, interesting, and educational time with the organization, and one that has been immensely beneficial to both sides. I have been considering my options for a while now. While I have had the fortune to work on many wonderful projects […]

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New Books!

Picked up a few books I’m really excited about from the Nebula book bag, and a bunch of other things: “Persona”, by Genevieve Valentine “Sorcerer to the Crown”, by Zen Cho (I bought one of Zen’s early stories for Crossed Genres, and the writing is wonderful.) “Little Dystopias”, a collection from Kyle Aisteach. “The House […]

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