“Everyone from Themis Sends Letters Home”, Clarkesworld, October 2016

“Familiaris,” The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, October 2016

“La beauté sans vertu,” Tor.com, April 2016

“(dis.),” Hanzai Japan, October 2015

[Reprint: The Year’s Best Crime & Mystery Stories 2016]

“Given the Advantage of the Blade,” Lightspeed Magazine, August 2015

“Visit Lovely Cornwall on the Western Railway Line,” The Doll Collection, May 2015

[Reprint: Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Volume 3, 2015]

“This Evening’s Performance,” The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk, July 2015

“Aberration,” Fearsome Magics, October 2014

[Reprint: The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015]

“The Lion Cage,” Nightmare Carnival, October 2014

“Small Medicine,” Upgraded, September 2014

“What Happened, the Winter You Found the Deer,” New Haven Review, Fall 2014 NEW

“Prima Nocta Detective Agency Needs You,” Help Fund My Robot Army!, July 2014

“The Insects of Love,” Tor.com, May 2014

[Reprint: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 9]

“Eighty Miles an Hour All the Way to Paradise,” Robot Uprisings, April 2014

“A Dweller in Amenty,” Nightmare Magazine, March 2014

[Reprint: The Best Horror of the Year Volume 7, 2015]

“Trousseau,” The Time Traveler’s Almanac, March 2014

“The Lenten Rose,” Once Upon a Time, October 2013

“The Goat Who Wished to Go to Market,” The Lion and the Aardvark, March 2013

“From the Catalogue of the Pavilion of the Uncanny and Marvelous, Scheduled for Premiere at the Great Exhibition (Before the Fire),” Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, March 2013

“Terrain,” Tor.com, March 2013

“Captain Justice Saves the Day,” The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, Tor Books, February 2013 NEW

“86, 87, 88, 89,” Clarkesworld Magazine, March 2013

“Abyssus Abyssum Invocat”, Lightspeed, February 2013

[Reprint: Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep, 2015]

“The Advocate,” Eclipse Online, January 2013

“The Segment,” After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia, October 2012.

“Good Fences,” Nightmare, October 2012

“A Bead of Jasper, Four Small Stones,” Clarkesworld, October 2012.

[Reprint: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 7, 2013]

“Armless Maidens of the American West,” Apex Magazine, August 2012

“The Last Run of the Coppelia.” Armored, March 2012

“The Gravedigger of Konstan Spring,” Lightspeed Magazine, February 2012

[Reprint: The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2013]

“A Game of Mars,” Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures of Barsoom, February 2012

“Bufonidae,” Phantasmagorium, October 2011

[Honorable Mention, Best Horror of the Year Volume 4]

“The Nearest Thing,” Lightspeed Magazine, August 2011.

[Reprint: The Year’s Best SF 17]

[Reprint: Robots: The Recent AI, 2012]

[Reprint: 21st Century Science Fiction, 2013.]

“Souvenir,” Strange Horizons, August 2011.

“Demons, Your Body, and You,” Subterranean Magazine, July 2011.

[Reprint: The Mammoth Book of Angels & Demons, 2013]

“Semiramis,” Clarkesworld, June 2011

“The Finest Spectacle Anywhere,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies, May 2011

“Study, for Solo Piano,” Fantasy Magazine, May 2011

[Reprint: CIRCUS: Fantasy Under the Big Top, Fall 2012]

[Reprint: Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution, Fall 2012]

“The Sandal-Bride”, Fantasy Magazine, March 2011

[Reprint: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year 2012]

“She Drives the Men to Crimes of Passion!,” Bewere the Night, April 2011

[Reprint: The Cutting Room, 2014]

“Things to Know about Being Dead,” Teeth, April 2011

[NOMINEE: 2012 Shirley Jackson Award]

“The Burmese Tailor,” Jabberwocky 5, February 2011

“Carte Blanche,” Electric Velocipede, Spring 2011

“Bread and Circuses,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies, November 2010

“Seeing,” Clarkesworld, November 2010

[Reprint (Audio): Clarkesworld]

“So Deep that the Bottom Could Not Be Seen,” The Way of the Wizard (ed. John Joseph Adams), October 2010

“And She Shall Be Crowned According to Her Station,” Strange Horizons, September 2010.

“And the Next, and the Next,”, The Living Dead 2 (ed. John Joseph Adams), September 2010

“The Zeppelin Conductors’ Society Annual Gentlemen’s Ball,” Lightspeed, July 2010.

[Reprint: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 5]

[Reprint: The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, 2012]

“Take Four,” Kaleidotrope, July 2010.

“The Dire Wolf,” Running with the Pack (ed. Ekaterina Sedia), May 2010.

[Reprint: The Weird Fiction Review, March 2012]

“Wondrous Days,” Apex Magazine, January 2010

[Reprint: Wastelands 2, 2015]

“A Garden in Bloom,” Shimmer’s Clockwork Jungle Book, November 2009

“A Brief Investigation of the Process of Decay” , Strange Horizons, November 2009.

[Reprint: Berlin Quarterly, 2016]

“And in their Glad Rags,” Straying from the Path, November 2009

[Reprint: Happily Ever After, 2011]

“To a Dear Friend, on Her Departure,” Last Drink Bird Head, October 2009 [Reprint: Wonderbook.com, Fall 2013]

“Light on the Water,” Fantasy, October 2009.

[NOMINEE: World Fantasy Award, 2009]

“To Set Before the King,” Interfictions 2 Online Annex, (ed. Delia Sherman & Christopher Barzak). September 2009

“Is this Your Day to Join the Revolution?”, Futurismic, September 2009

[Reprint (Audio): StarShipSofa, January 2011]

[Reprint: Brave New Worlds]

“Advection,” Clarkesworld. August 2009.

[Reprint (Audio): Escape Pod, November 2010]

“How to Write a Sad Song,” Jabberwocky 4. July 2009.

“Bespoke,” Strange Horizons. July 2009.

[Reprint (Audio): Podcastle, August 2010]

[Reprint: Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2010]

[Reprint: Year’s Best SF 15]

[Reprint: Bloody Fabulous, 2012]

“The Drink of Fine Gentlemen Everywhere,” Sybil’s Garage 6, July 2009

Carthago Delenda Est,” Federations (ed. John Joseph Adams). May 2009.

[Reprint (Audio): Escape Pod, August 2009]

[Reprint: War and Space, 2012]

[Reprint: Aliens: Recent Encounters, 2013]

“White Stone,” Fantasy Magazine, March 2009

“Synergy,” Diet Soap. February 2009.

“Keep Calm and Carillon,” Farrago’s Wainscot. January 2009.

[Reprint: Creatures! Thirty Years of Monsters, 2011]

“Count”, Cabinet des Fees. September 2008.

“The Red Shoes”, Journal of Mythic Arts (Endicott Studio), August 2008.

[Honorable Mention, Best Horror of the Year Volume 1]

Recent Work

TV Recaps: Elementary, Season 5

TV Recaps: Victoria, Season 1

TV Recaps: Reign, Season 4

TV Recap: Bates Motel, "Hidden"

Fiction: "Everyone from Themis Sends Letters Home", Clarkesworld

Film: How many movies about grief this year? All of them, Legacy.com

Book Review: HIGH NOON: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic, NPR.org

Book Review: How to Read a Dress, NPR.org

Nonfiction: A Doom of One's Own, Clarkesworld

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  • Whether you will, or no

    I wrote a piece for VICE about consent as fantasy element in the 18th-century “Beauty and the Beast,” and a little about what happens to the shape of the tale when a retelling (say, I dunno, Disney) alters those elements: “How Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Became the Darkest Tale of All.“

    An excerpt:

    The most powerful force in Beauty and the Beast isn’t magic, or even love, but consent. Most retellings of Villeneuve’s version are careful to keep it. The Beast is clear that Beauty must know what she’s getting into. (In Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch’s 1910 version, it’s still more explicit: The Beast warns Beauty’s father to “be honest with your daughter. Describe me to her just as I am. Let her be free to choose whether she will come or no…”) Later, the Beast asks Beauty herself if she comes willingly. And that first dinner is marked by the Beast’s deference to her wishes. Beauty’s earliest surprise is how much power she wields. Even in his nightly request that Beauty marry him, he defers. Andrew Lang emphasized the power dynamics in 1889’s Blue Fairy Book:

    “Oh! What shall I say?” cried Beauty, for she was afraid to make the Beast angry by refusing.
    “Say 'yes’ or 'no’ without fear,” he replied.
    “Oh! No, Beast,” said Beauty hastily
    “Since you will not, good-night, Beauty,” he said.
    And she answered, “Good-night, Beast,” very glad to find that her refusal had not provoked him.

    Lang was one of many who used marriage proposals for the nightly request (Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s 1756 retelling was the first), but Villeneuve was under no illusions about the story’s undertones. In her original, Beast asks Beauty to sleep with him. Beauty’s power is the ability to withhold sexual consent.

    [Full article]


2016 Appearances

Emerald City Comicon
April 7-10, 2016
Seattle, WA

Kent State Wonder Woman Symposium
September 23-24, 2016
Cleveland, OH

New York Comic Con
October 5-9, 2016
New York City

World Fantasy Convention
October 28-30
Columbus, OH