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Pump Six and Other Stories in Humble eBook Bundle!

Posted on Oct 9, 2012 in News, Pump Six and Other Stories |

I’m very pleased to announce that my short story collection PUMP SIX AND OTHER STORIES is included in the new Humble eBook Bundle, a project that allows you to decide your own price to buy DRM-free ebooks and also to donate to charity. In addition to my own stories, there are also books by Neil Gaiman, Lauren Beukes, John Scalzi, and Kelly Link, plus more. Remember though, it only lasts for two weeks, so go ahead and check it out. Read. Support Authors. Do good deeds. Etc. http://www.humblebundle.com UPDATE: THE HUMBLE EBOOK BUNDLE IS NOW CLOSED. And here’s Humble Bundle’s press release, for more info: The Humble eBook Bundle...

PUMP SIX AND OTHER STORIES in trade paperback

Posted on Sep 27, 2010 in News, Pump Six and Other Stories | 9 comments

So, a funny thing happened with my debut short story collection. One day, there were a couple thousand copies sitting in Night Shade Books’ warehouse. The next day, they were sold out. And then they turned into a very expensive collectible. The last I saw, a used hardcover was going for around $100, and signed first editions were much more. Which is kind of cool. Unless you actually want to read the thing. It’s taken a little while, but I can now announce that PUMP SIX is coming back into print, in a trade paperback edition for the very affordable price of $14.95. I just got my author’s copies...

Appearing in NYC

Posted on Jun 29, 2010 in Appearances, Pump Six and Other Stories, Ship Breaker, The Windup Girl |

An update on my whereabouts as I roam the East Coast. I’m in NYC for the next few days, and will be doing some readings and signings around town. July 1, 7pm, I’ll be at McNally Jackson reading and signing SHIP BREAKER and WINDUP GIRL with Scott Westerfeld, author of LEVIATHAN (and so many other cool titles), and Jon Armstrong, author of GREY. July 3, I’ll be appearing on WBAI’s Hour of the Wolf from 5am-7am (yes, *am*, bring coffee, please, bring coffee). Should be a good time on 99.5 FM. July 6, 7pm, I’ll be reading with Nebula-nominated author Saladin Ahmed at the NYRSF Reading Series at the...

Fast Forward 2

Posted on Oct 1, 2008 in News, Pump Six and Other Stories, The Windup Girl |

is released. My novelette “The Gambler” is in it. Over at Pyr’s website, you can read Paul Cornell’s “Catherine Drewe” in its entirety. Lou calls it, “a tale of a Bond-like character in an alternate history where the Great Game never ended and the British Empire – along with the other world powers – extends its reach throughout the solar system.” Also included are stories by Kay Kenyon, Chris Nakashima-Brown, Nancy Kress, Jack Skillingstead, Cory Doctorow and Benjamin Rosenbaum, Jack McDevitt, Paul McAuley, Mike Resnick and Pat Cadigan, Ian McDonald, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Karl Schroeder and Tobias S. Buckell, Jeff Carlson. This is the only novelette I’ve written this...

Economic Meltdown vs. Global Meltdown

Posted on Oct 1, 2008 in Blog, politics, Pump Six and Other Stories, science, science fiction, Writing | 2 comments

Pop Quiz: which of these is more important? A. The banking industry is in free fall and the problem is spreading. B. There’s methane bubbling out of the Arctic. To me, the really interesting thing about this period in history is the amount of uncertainty over what story lines will dominate our lives, moving forward. Both of the topics are obviously important, but only one of them is grabbing massive headlines. In science fiction, it’s convenient to extrapolate based on a small number of factors – say increasing computing power and network effects, or in my case, something like intense drought. As you add more variables, it becomes harder...