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Charles Vess Illustrates My Story "Three Deaths" [Aug. 14th, 2011|03:24 pm]
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Here's the illustration by Charles Vess that will accompany my story "Three Deaths" in the upcoming anthology Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom. Vess is a legendary fantasy illustrator (for example, he collaborated with Neil Gaiman on Stardust), so it's very exciting to have him do a piece for one of my stories.

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"The Skull-Faced Boy" in Z: Zombie Stories [Jul. 29th, 2011|10:37 am]
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Here's the cover of Z: Zombie Stories, a YA anthology from Night Shade Books that includes my story "The Skull-Faced Boy." And look, I even made the cover!

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io9's Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Podcast Interviews Daniel H. Wilson [Jul. 28th, 2011|06:17 pm]
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Episode 41 of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy is now up at io9. In this show we interview Daniel H. Wilson about his new novel Robopocalypse, which is currently being adapted for film, with Steven Spielberg slated to direct. Then stick around after the interview as John and I discuss the Terminator movies.

io9's Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Podcast Interviews Daniel H. Wilson

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Confluence Convention Photos 2011 [Jul. 28th, 2011|04:25 pm]
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Here are some photos from the past week:


Barnes & Noble reading with Ellen Kushner and Tamora Pierce

Reading my short story "Three Deaths" at Confluence

Acting as MC for the Alpha student readings at Confluence

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John Carter Trailer 2012 [Jul. 28th, 2011|01:24 pm]
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My story "Three Deaths" (which will be appearing in the upcoming anthology Under the Moons of Mars from Simon & Schuster) is set in the same universe as this movie:

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Cover for Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom, edited by John Joseph Adams [Jul. 22nd, 2011|05:37 pm]
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Here's the cover for the upcoming John Joseph Adams anthology Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom, which includes my short story "Three Deaths." All the stories in the book are illustrated -- mine by Charles Vess!

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Alpha Workshop 2011 Reading [Jul. 16th, 2011|10:25 am]
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Here are some photos from our reading last night at Barnes & Noble. (In the first photo we've got Scott Johnson, me, David Levine, and Mike Arnzen.)


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io9's Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Podcast Interviews Genevieve Valentine [Jul. 14th, 2011|01:34 pm]
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Episode 40 of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy is up at io9. In this show we interview Genevieve Valentine, author of Mechanique, about circus performers, period costumes, and really, really bad movies. Then stick around after the interview as John and I discuss some of our most disastrous moviegoing experiences.

io9's geek's guide to the galaxy podcast interviews genevieve valentine

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Journey Into... Podcast Features D.K. Thompson [Jul. 10th, 2011|08:40 am]
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Journey Into... is a new podcast by Marshal Latham that features full-cast audio production. The latest episode is part 1 of "Cyberpunk" by D.K. Thompson. Future episodes will feature stories by Tim Pratt, Greg Van Eekhout, and me.

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Adventure Time on Cartoon Network [Jul. 9th, 2011|10:34 pm]
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Here's a cartoon I just found that I really like: Adventure Time.


It's on Cartoon Network. I don't have TV, but I ended up watching it randomly at my aunt and uncle's house, and I liked it enough to buy Season 1 from iTunes. It's sort of Super Mario Bros. meets Dungeons & Dragons meets Ren & Stimpy. The main characters are a boy named Finn and his talking dog Jake, who possesses an elastic body and who can grow at will to giant size. Jake has the same voice as Bender from Futurama, and is a similar sort of cranky amoral goofball. They live in a magical kingdom full of grotesque characters, including an electric-guitar-playing teenage vampire girl, a rainbow/unicorn, and an ice wizard who's always kidnapping bizarre-looking princess monsters. The plots are really random and constantly upend expectations, and the heroes often do and say completely inappropriate things. Also, I can't imagine most kids watching half these episodes without getting nightmares. Check it out.

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