Monthly Archives: January 2015

Goals: Lost Pissarro to be released Monday & cover reveal for nonfiction project

Upcoming fiction release on February 2 On Monday 2 February 2015 The Lost Pissarro will be available for purchase. Yes, timeline got bumped, due to technical issues. Nonfiction project will be released to beta readers on March 1 Those of … Continue reading

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Writer Interview: Love, Research, and One Romance Writer’s Journey (E. E. Ottoman)

This is the first in a series of interviews with writers in SF/F and related genres. I’m still finding my way as an interviewer, but just as in my Love in the Time of Starships reviews, I bring my full … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: The Grunts in the Engine Room (Menial: Skilled Labor in SF)

Kelly Jennings & Shay Darrach, eds. Menial: Skilled Labor in Science Fiction The premise sold the book to me: the grunts in the engine room (and elsewhere) are seriously neglected in traditional SF. Also, I love anthologies the same way … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 25 January 2015 (NaNo 2014 WIP Romance with Rayguns)

Next to him, Taryn sat on a temporary cot, her knees tucked up, wearing a shipboard coverall with no insignia. Her short hair had been combed and fluffed; she was holding a tablet in both hands, reading. Her feet, in … Continue reading

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Preview of Coming Attractions: Writer Interviews! and a shout-out to writing community

As I’ve become more active on Twitter, I’ve made the digital acquaintance of some pretty amazing colleagues in the SF/F writing community. Coming soon will be interviews with: E. E. Ottoman, author of A Matter of Disagreement (reviewed on last … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: Postcolonial Fluff and MORE Queer Steampunk! (Zen Cho, E. E. Ottoman)

E. E. Ottoman. A Matter of Disagreement Zen Cho. The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo How I met these authors I don’t remember by what chain of linky-linky I found Zen Cho’s work, but I’ve been reading her stories since … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 18 January 2015 (NaNo 2014 WIP Romance with Rayguns)

“The Captain sent me,” the voice repeated. Hernan pushed himself up, in spite of the pain from his injuries; dimly, beyond Taryn’s silhouette, a girl in a Crew’s black coverall and blue leads stood in a pool of light that … Continue reading

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