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THE WATER KNIFE is a finalist for the Locus Award

Posted on May 9, 2016 in Awards, News, The Water Knife |

Very pleased to hear this news. From Locus: “SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL The Water Knife, Paolo Bacigalupi (Knopf; Orbit UK) Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (Morrow) A Borrowed Man, Gene Wolfe (Tor)” 2016 Locus Awards...

WATER KNIFE tour continues: Salt Lake, Phoenix, Petaluma, Berkeley, SF, San Diego, LA, Portland, Seattle

Posted on Jun 3, 2015 in Appearances |

Wednesday, June 3: SALT LAKE CITY 7:00 p.m. — The King’s English, 1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105. Reading/talk, Q&A, and book signing. Thursday, June 4: PHOENIX 7:00 p.m. — Changing Hands Bookstore – Phoenix, 300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013. Reading/talk, Q&A, and book signing. Friday, June 5: PETALUMA 7:00 p.m.– Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma, CA 94952. Talk/reading, Q&A and book signing. Saturday, June 6: BERKELEY 3:00 p.m. — Bay Area Literary Festival Panel – “Futurism, Fatalism, and Climate Change”, at the Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704. Sunday, June 7: BERKELEY 12:15 p.m. — Bay Area Book Festival, Solo...

When People Hate You and/or Your Writing

Posted on May 6, 2015 in Blog |

I’ve seen a lot of talk lately from authors who feel that they aren’t loved for what they write or who they are, and in fact feel hated for what they write, or who they are, and that seems to have led them down some unfortunate paths. I don’t really want to hack on people by name, but I do want to say that if you’re a writer, you’re going to run into a lot of people who don’t like you, who don’t like your work, who don’t like your values, or the values that they think you represent (correct or not). You’ll run into the people who wish...

A Thought About Writers

Posted on May 6, 2015 in Blog |

One thing stands out to me: I like writers. I like those people who struggle to say something with fiction. Those people who struggle to shape an idea, or a character or a scene, struggle to get a voice and hold on to it through the whole of a long project. I like those people who do not gaggle about with theoretical abstractions of what a book should be, or could be, or might be, but instead dare to face the thing that they actually can create, and that will never come close to the platonic ideal of whatever some outsider will say is good. I like the people...

The Windup Girl gets a new look!

Posted on May 6, 2015 in Blog, The Windup Girl |

Very nice new look, I think. This edition also includes “The Calorie Man” and “Yellow Card Man,” two short stories that I wrote in the same universe, and that were building blocks that led eventually led me into the final...