This past week, PW reviewed the upcoming Mothership anthology with a shout out to yours truly, which just about made my month. They had kind words for “The Taken” one of the stories in the mosaic novel, R/evolution. I’m proud to be part of this project and amongst so many fine writers. Beyond all that though I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the stories in this anthology: 40 multicultural tales of sci fi, horror, and fantasy compiled by editors Edward Austin Hall and Bill Campbell. I’m a big fan of spec fic tomes with something for everyone, and this particular one looks to be just that. It’s due out in October.
Heads up. Radio, my romantic favorite, is still out there and this week “How the Carters Got Their Name” tripped across its waves. It was featured on the Black Tribbles show’s inaugural Octavia City episode, a showcase of all stories and topics, Afrofuturistic. Check out it here
Am I excited? You could say that. Back in NYC to read with the great Jeffrey Ford and revisit my old stomping grounds and good friends. It’s the perfect antidote to the Floridian heat.
If you ever wanted to stalk me (and I trust you don’t), here’s a head start.
Future Fire has posted a very thorough and engaging review by Kate Onyett. Here are the highlights:
“The scope of this series of interconnected tales is nothing short of epic. A stylishly presented larger tale covering the state of the USA as it turns upon a near-future of decreasing resources and heavy social unrest. Thematically, this is not a frivolous book; it is politically driven with strong views on racial and social discrimination . . . The book moves at a feisty pace, the content is uncompromising and marvellously lacking in over-sentimental fluff. This is a thought-provoking, moving and clever piece of writing, which seems to shift the turn with definite sense of musicality; a symphony of meanings. I was intrigued and challenged. Highly recommended.”
I’ll be reading at the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts on March 23rd with a group of great writers including Rebecca Rowe, Nick DiChario and Will Ludwigsen. Kelly Link and China Mieville are the author guests of honor this year so should be a great one.
And in August I have the great pleasure of reading with Jeffrey Ford at KGB Bar’s Fantastic Fiction series, curated by Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel. August 15th, 8pm, KGB Bar, Manhattan.
I’ll update more as more dates are added.
World Fantasy reminded me of how much I really do enjoy a good reading -getting and giving. So without further ado and some help from the folks at Sound Cloud here’s the opening of the new mosaic novel.
Hope you enjoy.
Join me for drinks, words, music, and more. I’ll be reading from the new novel , performing compositions (storytelling to music), premiering a short film inspired by R/evolution – and, hopefully having the pleasure of meeting you
L Train, 900 Central Avenue Suite 25B, St. Petersburg, FL 33705
A new short film of The Measure of a Man, a chapter of R/evolution premiered at the L Train theater this past weekend and can now be found up at YouTube here
If you’ve got 4.5 minutes, there are worse ways to spend it.
Next week I’m off to WFC 2011 in San Diego. I’ll be launching the new mosaic novel R/evolution (due out 11.11.11) . My reading is @2:30.
Drop in after the Year in Fantasy panel with Datlow/ Hartwell/ Guran/Strahan, see me, and then on to Neil Gaiman’s interview. Doesn’t that sound lovely?
No? OK how about the Beautiful Monstrosities panel or Kapur or Grabien readings, then me, then Maureen McHugh. Still no?
I guess I’ll just leave it to you then. Explore your options.
People are starving, biogenetic adaptations are prevalent amongst the privileged, and the poor are being ground to a sharp and dangerous point. This is the future US where in the struggle for survival citizens are pushed to the breaking point as relationships start to fracture along the lines of class and race. These are stories of the leaders and the followers, the victims, heroes, and the everyday people caught in history’s wake, chief among them Dr. Ezekiel Carter, a genius in his field who decides to offer genetic reparations to those being left behind. In this world, what will become of the people at the fringes and more than that of humanity itself?
People are starving, biogenetic adaptations are prevalent amongst the privileged, and the poor are being ground to a sharp and dangerous point. This is the future US where in the struggle for survival citizens are pushed to the breaking point as relationships start to fracture along the lines of class and race. These are stories of the leaders and the followers, the victims, heroes, and the everyday people caught in history’s wake, chief among them Dr. Ezekiel Carter, a genius in his field, who decides to offer genetic reparations to those being left behind. In this world, what will become of the people at the fringes and of humanity itself?
R/evolution (Book One), a novel-in-stories, will be released in ebook and print this Fall.
invite people, meet new ones,
admire odd beauty,
eat yourself silly
and make your family proud.*
*while eating yourself silly
How’s that for motivation?
Come join us as we celebrate the launch of Smoketown, a novel, and the upcoming release of R/evolution, a novel in stories, at Blue Lucy Gallery. Great music, original artwork, sushi, signed copies and good times.
When: Saturday, August 6, 2011, 7:00-9:00 PM
Where: Blue Lucy Gallery, 653 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701