Category Archives: Editing

The Anthologist’s Art: interview with Athena Andreadis (To Shape the Dark)

Athena Andreadis has long been one of my science-fictional inspirations. Her life work in the field includes critical essays on a variety of subjects on her blog at Starship Reckless, her work as a writer of mythic space opera, and a collaborator … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: Reading as Writer & Fan (Ann Leckie, Imperial Radch series)

Ann Leckie. Ancillary Justice and Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch) Other works mentioned: Laila Lalami. The Moor’s Account Salman Rushdie. The Enchantress of Florence Reading as a writer, I: the totally original idea (not) I definitely came to the Imperial Radch … Continue reading

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Goals: 2014 round-up, 2015 goals

It’s a bright clear bitterly cold Minnesota afternoon as I write this. I’m reading the round-ups for 2014 from colleagues around the world. As usual I accomplished both less and more than I set out to.

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Love in the Time of Starships: part zero, the manifesto

Over the last few years, there have been doctrinal ructions over “purity of genre” in the SF/F world, with definite gendered and racialized intent, not coincidentally as those other than white males have become both visible and visibly successful in … Continue reading

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Me and my pal the Inner Editor have a little chat

Last night I did an overflight of all the work I want to edit before New Year’s. I looked at common structural patterns and did a thinking-on-paper journal bout laying out what they are. Our old nemesis the inner Editor … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: what kind of novel did I write?

This week is very high-intensity at my day job, but next week things start to ebb a bit. Last night I made some calendar notes so I wouldn’t forget what I’d promised; in particular, I’m doing beta-reading for my good … Continue reading

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Frantic update: Max and the Ghost, Team Human review, CONvergence roundup

I’ve been more than busy, with the horrible feeling of getting nothing done. Max and the Ghost has been in editing mode for almost a month now, and is now scheduled for release in mid-August. I’ll be featuring excerpts this month in … Continue reading

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