2018 was a long and complicated year for many of us. For me, it came with several life-changing moments (I won the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story! I went to Clarion West and fell in literary love with every one of my classmates! I became a Word Factory Apprentice and got to work with the wonderful Courttia Newland! To list, astonishingly, only a few things that happened last year). But I also published a few works I am proud of, so here is a roundup of original work for your reading (and award-nominating) pleasure.
So, the Nebulas this year have a new Game Writing category. And I published my first text-based game/interactive novel in 2018.
- Rent-a-Vice, published by Choice of Games (May 2018), is a cyberpunk-ish noir about addiction and exploitation. It is available to play on several platforms, and you can read the first three chapters for free.
- "The Names of Women" (2,500 words), published in Strange Horizons (November 2018). A retelling of an ancient Greek myth with some contemporary twists.
- "Birnam Platoon" (3,300 words), published in Interzone (November-December 2018). Poetic bio-SF.
- "The New Heart" (900 words), published in Fireside (November 2018). Not sure how to describe this one! It could be read as either SF or magical realism about artificial hearts and desperate love.
Notice how my publications tend to cluster? Last year it was November, this year it seems to be January. I had three of my Clarion West stories come out this month. Check them out--I would love to hear what you think!