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

TV: The damsel in distress trap: How “Penny Dreadful” betrayed Vanessa Ives, Salon

TV Recaps: UnREAL recaps, NYT

TV: Elementary recaps, AV Club

TV: Reign recaps, AV Club

Review: Possession: The Curious History of Private Collectors, NPR.org

Review: The Other Slavery, NPR.org

Genevieve on Tumblr

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    npr:

    In the U.K., the headlines note the passing of a “Dances With Wolves actor.”

    But appearing in an Oscar-award-winning film was one of the least interesting things David Bald Eagle ever did.

    Bald Eagle died last Friday at 97. In his long, extraordinary life, he was a champion dancer — both ballroom and Lakota styles — a touring musician, a rodeo cowboy, a tribal chief, an actor, a stunt double, a war hero.

    He danced with Marilyn Monroe. He drove race cars. He parachuted into the front lines at Normandy. He played professional baseball. He was a leader not just of his tribe, but of the United Native Nations. He was an advocate for Native people.

    And he was a bridge between the past and present — a man who, in his childhood, heard stories from survivors of the Battle of Little Bighorn.

    David Bald Eagle, Lakota Chief, Musician, Cowboy And Actor, Dies At 97

    Photo: Courtesy of Steven Lewis Simpson

    07/28/16

2016 Appearances

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Emerald City Comicon, April 7-10, 2016