Archives for November 2009
My review of New Moon is up at Tor.com. I’ll have more to say about this movie, later. (Oh, do I EVER have more to say about this movie.) But for now, read and know that, as you read this, this movie is screening to sold-out theatres across the land. Just…think about it.… Read more »
So, The Prisoner remake happened on Sunday. And apparently it’s still happening? I fell asleep, so I don’t really know, but I wrote it up at Tor.com, with the headline, “I am not a number! I am a free bland!”, which should pretty much give you an idea of what you’re in for. And now, an open letter to Ian McKellen! Dear Ian, I know none of this is your fault. I chose a production still where you look grumpy, specifically to highlight how much this is not your fault.… Read more »
So, “Advection” and “Bespoke” both made the Nebula Suggested Reading List. That is amazing, and it is awesome. If you’re an interested SFWA member (or would just like to check them out!), “Advection” can be read at Clarkesworld, and “Bespoke” can be read at Strange Horizons.… Read more »
1. I suspect this is what all period films look like to my sister. 2. The 1:36 mark is for every English major who ever took an Austen course.… Read more »
This weekend, AMC premiered its remake of the cult-classic sci-fi show The Prisoner. This incarnation was advertised as a bold new direction for the series, which follows a government agent trying to escape from a mysterious tormentor in an isolated village too good to be true. Word to the wise: if you try to take this cult classic in a new direction, you might want to make sure you don’t take the Dark City exit through Pleasantville on your way to M. Night’s The Village, or else you risk coming… Read more »
I’m putting discretion aside and just going for this, because it seems like a good day to mention some short stories I’ve written that are eligible for the Nebula this year. Advection. A girl, a plant, a young man, Panama. Bespoke. Fine clothes for the self-satisfied time-traveler in your life. Carthago Delenda Est. You know how your signature is never exactly the same? It’s like that, with people. The Red Shoes. Tango: world’s creepiest dance. (A full list of my published fiction is available here; most of it was published… Read more »

Recent Work

PERSONA reviewed at NPR: " a tense, wonderfully satisfying tightrope walk of a novel"

Reviews: "Summer Science Fiction," the New York Times

Review: "Jurassic World is All Park and No Bite", io9

Essay: "The Feminine Desert of Mad Max Fury Road," The Dissolve

Essay: How the vampire became film’s most feminist monster

Essay: Birds Do It, Bees Do It: Why Mad Men's the Unsexiest Show on TV

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