Artist and Concept Designer Dermot Power, who painted the amazing splash image for this site, did this fantastic painting of NaN, Our Lady of Omissions, from my novelette Slow Boat.  Last thing NaN remembers, she was snoozing on her coach in Reno.  Either someone has stolen the couch—not to mention the building, the city, the air, and the gravity—or someone has stolen NaN herself.  Read what happens next in the August 2010 issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction, and check here in the coming months for news on downloadable e-book versions.

Dermot Power has designed for films such as Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, V for Vendetta, and the Harry Potter and Star Wars series.  You can see his film, video game, and comic book designs on his website.  And see his blog for the ongoing adventures of a disgruntled space goblin and his not-so-faithful dog.

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NaN wakes up, by Dermot Power

Six weeks, six stories, 152 pages, 31,000 words.  Not to mention five one-on-ones with my writing heroes, three significant rewrites, strange and challenging writing exercises, over 2800 pages of personal critiques, and something like 80 stories from my Clarion-mates to read. Oh, and did I mention twenty-odd friends for life?

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I am delighted to be working with Weird Tales magazine on their One-Minute Weird Tales.  I’m doing the video and audio editing, and will be providing original music on many of them.   There are some great episodes coming up—one advantage of doing the videos is I get to see them first!—so follow them via RSS, LiveJournal, or Facebook!

My short story “Freia in the Sunlight” was in the December issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction, available via Fictionwise!  This story was written for my Clarion Writers’ Workshop application.   Read more about the story here.

We’re entering our second week here at the Clarion 2010 Writers’ Workshop, with Delia Sherman passing the baton to George R.R. Martin, and… that’s all I am allowed to say. We are under orders not to blog about the workshop while we are here. As if we would have the time, anyway… So, all I will say for now is “wow”.

I am leaving this Saturday for the Clarion Writers’ Workshop! I can’t wait to meet (in person!) my co-Clarionites — Stacie Brown, John Chu, William Farrar, Erin Gonzales, Jessica Hilt, Jennifer Hsyu, Adam Israel, Dustin Monk, Tamsyn Muir, Laura Praytor, L.M. Redding, Dallas Taylor, Leah Thomas, Karin Tidbeck, Tom Underberg, Kali Wallace, Kai Ashante Wilson — and the instructors: Delia Sherman, George RR Martin, Dale Bailey, Samuel R. Delany, Jeff Vandermeer, and Ann Vandermeer!

My novelette Slow Boat is in the August 2010 issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction, in stores now!  Read an excerpt on their site here. And more about the story here.

Now here’s one of those crazy far-out unlikely tales of Science Fiction: l am proud and excited and somewhat baffled to announce that I will be attending the Clarion 2010 Writer’s Workshop!

A friend in the film business was alarmed by my about the future… page.  “Aren’t you worried someone will steal your ideas?”

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It is commonplace advice for writers to “write what you know”.  I disagree.

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