I write fantasy and science fiction; also nerd stuff on the Internet! Here’s some of my stuff available free online or for a wee fee.
Three short novels about the rise and fall of a galactic demagogue, ten thousand years from now. Book 1: A RED PEACE out now, Book 2: SHADOW SUN SEVEN coming November 28th, Book 3: MEMORY’S BLADE coming February 27th, 2018. Order now: Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Kobo – Powell’s
- When Stars Are Scattered
On another world, all-too-familiar conflicts arise between human Muslims and Christians, this time over the conversion of an alien race. Read it online at Tor.com.
- The Child Support of Cromdor The Condemned
- About The Bear
- The Fires of Mercy
An turncoat assassin and the mother and child she protects run from her former allies. Read it online at Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Have it read to you on the BCS podcast. Read it in print in this very handsome Swords & Steam Anthology from Flame Tree Press or on the Great Jones Street app, a kind of Netflix for short fiction.
- The Ifrit’s Trial
- Blade and Branch And Stone
Settlers and fantasy races clash over the fate of sentient trees on a fantasy frontier, in a postcolonial twist on Tolkien. Read it online at Heroic Fantasy Quarterly. Have it read to you on Podcastle.
- Clockwork of Sorrow
A brother and sister seek ways to stay together. This is difficult, as one of them is a ghost. Read in print at the gorgeous Ghost In The Cogs Anthology.
- Five Tales of the Aqueduct
Five weird linked micro-stories written in tribute to the California Aqueduct. Read it in print in the July 2014 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, or in the (very handsome) anthology Strange California.
- Mount Rainier Considers Its Mental Health.
- Articles on comics for Bleeding Cool
- Miracle Pictographs – Comic Reviews For Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show – I wrote this column for about five years, reviewing reams and reams of comics for IGMS.