I have another story out this month! "Tell the King" is a science fantasy short story about queer Greeks in space, an oracle interpreting the dreams of the dead, carnivorous flowers, and meek horses. You can read it now in Beneath Ceaseless Skies.
I have a new novella out in Uncanny Magazine this month!
Look at this gorgeous cover by Galen Dara.
"An Elegy of Soil" is a story about grief, the ways we trap the ones we love, and the ways we set each other free.
Give it a read and let me know what you think.
It's December, but I don't feel like doing any kind of year-in-review post. There is so much grief in the world near and far. The calendar indicates the nearing of an ending, yet nothing seems complete, and too many of the hard things are ongoing.
It feels like such a small thing, but I suppose one offers what one can, and you never know what will bring someone else comfort. So, here it goes: I did have a short story out earlier this year that I didn't talk about much, even though it's one I'm pretty proud of. You will find it in the July/August issue of Uncanny Magazine; a story about ghosts in space, decomposing films, and queer love at the event horizon. I hope you enjoy it.
Also, Vajra Chandrasekera's brilliant new novel has been announced. You will find a description and ways to pre-order at the link, alongside a thorough and thoughtful roundup of resources about Palestine. I also highly recommend listening to this free episode of the Death Panel podcast with Rasha Abdulhadi, "Refusing Genocide."
Take care, everyone.
I am beyond thrilled and shocked to share that I am a Nebula Finalist in two categories this year!
"The Prince of Salt and the Ocean's Bargain" is up in the Novelette category, and Vampire: The Masquerade - Sins of the Sires is among the finalists for Game Writing. I am incredibly honored to find my work on a ballot filled to the brim with absolutely brilliant people. Here’s the whole list.
Also, "Ribbons" is on the Locus Recommended Reading list!
Thank you very much for reading, sharing, voting. It really means the world.
My interactive Greek epic retelling, An Odyssey: Echoes of War, came out about three years ago by Choice of Games. I think this game contains some of the best prose I’ve ever written. If you like Greek myth retellings in the vein of Madeline Miller’s Circe or enjoy games like Hades, this one might be for you.
And since Greek myth retellings seem to be something people enjoy reading as well as something I enjoy writing, I thought I’d take this opportunity to post a round-up of all the short-form retellings I’ve done over the years. There are of course elements of Greek myth, especially Greek tragedy, given my background in theatre, in most of my work. For example, Vampire: The Masquerade - Sins of the Sires is structured along different arcs that mirror ones from Greek myth (Cassandra, Atreides, Medea, Oedipus, and Achilles). But here are some more explicit retellings that should be easily recognizable:
I hope you enjoy these! And if you do, here’s a round-up of Greek myth retellings by Greek authors in The Linguist Magazine you might find of interest. If your favorites are not on the list, drop them in the comments!
Publication news from me!
I have a new novelette out in the September/October issue of Uncanny Magazine. It's called "The Prince of Salt and the Ocean's Bargain" and it's a queer fairy tale about desire and what we're willing to let go of in order to get what we want.
Also, if you were looking for an audio version of "Ribbons," my trans take on the green ribbon tale originally published in the January/February issue of Uncanny, you can now head over to PodCastle.
I hope you enjoy these!
A bit late posting this, but I'm incredibly honoured and proud to share that I've won Moniack Mhor's 2022 Emerging Writer Award (formerly The Bridge Award).
If you know me, you know there's little I like less than talking about myself, so head to Moniack Mhor's website for more information about the award and all the wonderful writers celebrated this year, as well as a few words by me about winning.
I can't wait to head to the gorgeous Moniack Mhor for a writing retreat in the near future!
I've mentioned a favourite new thing previously, and now it's available to read! "Ribbons" is made primarily of fairy tale scraps and gender feels. It's a story that means a lot to me, so I'd be grateful if you gave it a read.
Find it here, alongside a gorgeous cover, fiction by Leah Cypess and Christopher Caldwell and poetry by Mehnaz Sahibzada and Sonya Taaffe.
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