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!

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

NEW FICTION: "(dis.)", Hanzai Japan

NEW FICTION: "Given the Advantage of the Blade," Lightspeed Magazine

TV: Sleepy Hollow recaps, Reign recaps

TV: Scream Queens, "Pumpkin Patch", AV Club

Essay: A Dark And Stormy Night: Why We Love The Gothic,

Review: "The Witch of Lime Street,"

Genevieve on Tumblr

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    Vox’s Joss Fong put together a beautiful video pairing the images from the Voyager Golden Records (learn more about them here) with words from Carl Sagan and music from Blind Willie Johnson. The first image was a simple “calibrating circle” used in this post’s title.

    There’s something powerful about this collection of images – this small attempt to sum up human existence. Carl Sagan said:

    The spacecraft will be encountered and the record played only if there are advanced space-faring civilizations in interstellar space. But the launching of this ‘bottle’ into the cosmic ‘ocean’ says something very hopeful about life on this planet.

    If we sent a time capsule to the aliens today, what would you want to include?


2015 Appearances

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