Hello friends — I’m deep in writing and revisions and the start of a new semester. And we are deep in the fall of this everlasting year. If you’re like me, you are struggling to stay afloat, to hold hope close, while also acting decisively, and trying to generate new thoughts as well. It’s exhausting, and some things move slower than others, even so.
So I’ve been collecting links to a bunch of different things, and promising myself I’d post them, then shying from it because it’s been a long while since I’ve done that! The thing my friend Nalo has said more than once — to students, to me — is “Just open the file.” so (hah, I’m going to do that in a minute with the real writing file. But first) here we are:
- This article from SFRA Review “The Struggle over Information Curation in Fran Wilde’s The Fire Opal Mechanism” is what shook me from my inertia. If librarian Jeremy Brett can write this during a pandemic, I can for sure post some links. And then finish some more stories.
- The Rumpus is sending kids a letter from me this month! If you have a kid (or feel like one) and want to get an (ornately) illustrated letter about maps from me, click here.
- Preorders are up for The Ship of Stolen Words (coming in June)! And for the paperback of Riverland! (coming in May) And school & reading group resources for Riverland are available here. I just filmed a video for my publisher about Ship, and I hope you get to see it soon.
- Den of Geek said so many nice things about Machina and Ninth Step Station, over here.
- Jonathan Strahan’s Year’s Best SFF 2020 received a starred Kirkus review! Meantime, “A Catalog of Storms” has been included in three Year’s Bests – Jonathan Strahan’s, Rich Horton’s, and Paula Guran’s, plus a few other publications to come!
- I’m excited to be the 2020 Pearl S. Buck Virtual Writer in Residence at Randolph College this October.
- ICYMI – My first review for NPR Books is Ashley Blooms Every Bone A Prayer
- And this past week, Updraft turned five. I can’t believe it’s been only five years, and I can’t believe it’s been five whole years. Thank you so much to everyone who has read, recommended, shared, reviewed, and been a part of this world!
Meantime! If you are hungry for something super science fictional that is not me – take a look at this wonderful story by Holli Mintzer in Slate: “Legal Salvage”
Stay tuned, next week there’s a new Book Bites… (Check out the previous book bites to get ready!)