Catching up, and also David.

I still have some things from London I want to talk about (including some musical theatre that I saw,, live on purpose, who am I any more, I don’t know), but in the meantime, some things have happened writing-wise and I wanted to round them up in one place!

First of all, I’m thrilled to announce that “Things to Know about Being Dead”, published last year in the Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling anthology Teeth, is a Shirley Jackson Award nominee, in excellent company, including Nathan Ballingrud’s story in Teeth! The whole ballot looks like a lot of fun, and I’ll be at Readercon applauding the winners and nursing a huge cup of coffee to stay awake.

Also this weekend, The Toronto Star asked fifteen SF authors to brainstorm some solutions to climate change! I wasted no time ejecting humanity from the planet; many of the others had more feasible options, and all of them are interesting and thought-provoking. Check them out at Toronto.com!

And in reprint news this week, I got my contributor copies of ROBOTS: The Recent AI in the mail! “The Nearest Thing” is reprinted here, alongside some truly awesome AI stories.


And speaking of AI, I’m going to make a brief crossover from my Tumblr, where I have already made a picspam about how much I love this Weyland Industries ad for David 8:

Put aside the fact that Michael Fassbender does more acting in this three-minute spot than many actors do in an entire film. The framing of everything, the hilariously “human” activities, the pitch-perfect ad VO, the beautiful meta-branding in the final moments, is all just great; movie-wise, I am hoping for the best but steeling myself for the worst), but this makes me hopeful that the core antagonist of the Alien franchise is alive and well here.

  • Nathan Ballingrud

    Thank you for the mention! I LOVE your story, and I would love to see it win. (You had me completely when the grandmother spilled the rice onto the bed.)

Recent Work

AV Club reviews Girls at the Kingfisher Club!

Locus reviews Girls at the Kignfisher Club!

Sleepy Hollow Season 2: "This is War", "The Kindred"

STALKER, AV Club, October 2014

Boardwalk Empire Season 5 Recaps: "Cuanto"

Book Review:
Love is the Drug, NPR.org

Happy Valley, Av Club, September 2014

"And Was Obliged to Go On Dancing": The Red Shoes and the Chastised Woman, Strange Horizons, September 2014

"​Seven Tips for Adapting Anne Rice's Vampire Novels for Film (Again)", io9.com, August 2014

Genevieve on Tumblr

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    vintagegal:

    Backstage at the 1954 Pierre Balmain Couture show. Photos by Mark Shaw.

    10/20/14

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    On this very belated Reign Report, in the absence of Nostradamus to be an appropriate husband/fellow poisoner, Catherine “I Will Ruin You Sexually” de’ Medici strikes again. (X)

    10/20/14