As I mentioned in a recent post, my friends in the class of Clarion 2010 continue to amaze and astound.  As further evidence, I submit this story from Tamsyn Muir at Fantasy Magazine.   The first draft of this was workshopped at Clarion, and it was so sweet and honest it made me get all teary-eyed.  The final draft is only better.  Go on, then, read it:

The House that Made the Sixteen Loops of Time by Tamsyn Muir

(and then head over to pick up the latest issue of Weird Tales, featuring a fantastic story from Karin Tidbeck!)

I was going to post about the fantastic success of my Clarion 2010 classmates—the stacks of brilliant new stories, the furious take-no-prisoners Rejection contest, and most particularly the recent sales from Tamsyn Muir, Kali Wallace, Karin Tidbeck, John Chu, Tom Underberg, Adam Israel, and Leah Thomas—but Dustin Monk has already done so with style.  And that’s just since Clarion: add in pre-Clarion sales and fully half of the class has been published; I have absolutely no doubt that you’ll be seeing stories from the rest of the group in the coming years.

Why am I so certain?  Read on: Continue reading »

My novelette “Slow Boat“, which originally appeared in the April/May issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction, will be reprinted in Russian in ESLI, Russia’s oldest Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine.  I’ll post more details here as I learn them.

My stories in Asimov’s—the entire issues, in fact—are available for your favorite e-book reader from Fictionwise:

And check here in the coming year for revised e-book versions with commentary, deleted scenes, and artwork like Dermot Power’s fantastic painting below.

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.

Click on the image to see the extra-large version.

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!

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