Audible Member Sale!

September 19, 2022

Audible is having a huge sale right now, with most audiobooks deeply discounted (up to 85% off!). That means you can grab the audio version of The Middling Affliction for just $4!

Eridani’s Crown will set you back $7 while a copy of Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma is a princely $8.73

Check out your favorite authors’ books as they’re probably discounted, too.

Now, you do have to be an Audible Plus member to take advantage of these prices (or even to see them on the Audible site!) You can sign up and try Audible Plus and if you do it via this link, Audible will throw me a few bucks. It won’t be enough to offset what I already spent buying audiobooks today. though. 🙂


Future SF Issue 16

September 16, 2022

The latest issue of Future SF is out!

In this issue, there are translated stories from Chile, Argentina, Israel, Madagascar, Brazil, and China.

“Liz’s Tea House” by Rodrigo Culagovski (Chile)
“Their War” by Vanesa L. Perillo (Argentina)
“The Loving Home” by Olga Fiks (Israel) translated by Alex Shvartsman
“Siri, My Love, Zuckerbook, My Home” by Mose Njo (Madagascar) translated by Allison M. Charette
“Services” by Marlon Ortiz (Brazil)
“How the Stars Were Connected” by Zhou Wen (China) translated by Judith Huang
plus an article by Jay O’Connell (USA)

Get it directly from us or on Amazon.


2022 Milford Readers and Writers Festival

September 15, 2022

I’ll be attending the festival in Milford PA this coming weekend, with loads of events on Saturday, alongside Randee Dawn, C.S.E. Cooney, and Nicholas Kaufmann.

Here’s where you can find us:

Sci Fi Choose Your Reality Panel – 11am-12pm – 608 Broad St., Foundation Room

Book Signing – 2pm – 4pm – 307 Broad St., Golden Fish Gallery

Author Reception – 5pm – 7pm – Parish Hall, St. Patrick’s Church

Books and Brews – 7pm+ – 608 Broad St., Foundation Room
(includes a reading at 8pm)


A Brief Overview of Modern Ukranian SF&F in Clarkesworld

September 1, 2022

My translation of the article on the history and roots of Ukrainian SF/F by Volodymyr Arenev and Mykhailo Nazarenko is now live at Clarkesworld:

The White Tree of Gondor: A Brief Overview of Modern Ukrainian SF&F by Volodymyr Arenev and Mykhailo Nazarenko, translated by Alex Shvartsman

2022 Worldcon Schedule

September 1, 2022

I’m going to be in Chicago this weekend for the 80th World Science Fiction Convention. I will endeavor to spend as much time as possible in the dealers room at the Arc Manor/Caezik table, so that’s a good place to look for me. I also have a number of program items, including a signing and a table talk (which is an opportunity to just come and chat with me!) Here is my program:


Events on Aug 18 & Aug 20, 2022

August 13, 2022

There are a couple of events coming up this week, one virtual and one in-person:

  1. A conversation with Ken Liu – Virtual event hosted by An Unlikely Story
    Thursday, August 18, 7pm Eastern

    I will be chatting with Ken about Speaking Bones, the final volume of his Dandelion Dynasty series of silkpunk fantasy, as well as about the upcoming AMC+ animated series Pantheon based on his short stories.

    Register for this free virtual event at the following link:
    https://www.anunlikelystory.com/liu-22
  2. A signing, reading and panel at Barnes & Noble in Paramus, NJ
    I’ll be joined by fellow authors Randee Dawn and Brian Trent for this event, organized by the Science Fiction Association of Bergen County. Saturday, August 20 3pm-4:30pm

    Details are posted on the Facebook event page here:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/701406834508789


UFO9 Submissions are Open

July 26, 2022

You’ve got thirty days to send your best, funniest story our way! Guidelines are here:


Last Chance to Back UFO9!

July 20, 2022

There’s just over 24 hours remaining in the UFO9 kickstarter and we still have a long way to go. If you’d like to preorder a copy of this anthology (and from the stories I already have it is shaping up to be an outstanding volume), please consider doing before it’s too late!


Book 2 of the Conradverse Chronicles Acquired by Caezik SF&F

July 19, 2022

I’m super late in posting this update, since I announced on social media last week, but it was either finish the book the publisher has so kindly bought, or post blog updates. I opted for the former!

I do have actual breaking news to report however: as of a few minutes ago, I delivered the manuscript to Arc Manor/Caezik. The book stands at 85,000 words, and I sincerely hope it will live up to reader expectations, given the incredibly enthusiastic response to The Middling Affliction.

The announcement does not list the book title, since it’s possible that the publisher may want to change it. As it stands right now, it’s Kakistocracy. This is a fancy term for the system of government where the worst and least qualified people are in charge. Those of you who read book 1 may remember a certain individual running for mayor of NYC at the very end of the book? Yeah, so that goes about as well as you might expect. But it’s not even the biggest problem Conrad Brent has to deal with this time.

There are fae serial killers, sidhe vendettas, factions of On High and Down Below quarreling over an unassuming house in Gravesend, and, of course, industrial quantities of snark. During the course of this book you will learn the true nature and purpose of Abaddon, Inc., the fate of Mose after his disappearance will be revealed, the coolest villain from book 1 will get a redemption arc, and Conrad will be forced to make very difficult choices–again.

This book is still about a year away, but I will keep everyone updates when there’s more news!


2022 ALA Conference Schedule

June 25, 2022

I’ll be signing books at the Ingram and OrangeSky booths at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington DC this Sunday, June 26. Here’s where you can find me:

Ingram (Booth 2219, table B) 10am-10:30am
Findaway Voices/OrangeSky Audio (Booth 2039) 2pm-2:30pm