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Posted on Mar 13, 2012 in News, The Drowned Cities, Writing | 2 comments

My new novel, THE DROWNED CITIES, will be releasing on May 1st. It took me a long time to write this one, because I took some wrong turns before I figured out the story I wanted to write, but I’m very happy with the final outcome. Here’s the cover: And here’s the teaser copy: Soldier boys emerged from the darkness. Guns gleamed dully. Bullet bandoliers and scars draped their bare chests. Ugly brands scored their faces. She knew why these soldier boys had come. She knew what they sought, and she knew, too, that if they found it, her best friend would surely die. In a dark future America...

SHIP BREAKER gets a new cover

Posted on Sep 22, 2011 in News, Ship Breaker, Writing | 4 comments

The paperback release of SHIP BREAKER seems to be making its way into the wild, a little ahead of its official Oct. 3 release day. Here’s the new cover, with all its shiny medals, and a more adventure-oriented design. I quite like...

Hugo Award for The Windup Girl

Posted on Sep 5, 2010 in Awards, News, The Windup Girl, Writing | 20 comments

Just got the news this morning that THE WINDUP GIRL has won the Hugo Award for Best Novel. It tied for the win with China Mieville’s excellent The City & The City. Thanks so much to everyone who voted for it. I’m blown away and so pleased with this huge...

WINDUP GIRL wins a Locus Award

Posted on Jun 29, 2010 in News, The Windup Girl, Writing |

Thanks so much to the Locus readers who put it in the winners circle for Best First Novel and congratulations to all the other winners, and nominees as well. It was a great list this year. Also of note, I know that I’ve Facebooked and Twittered about it, but WINDUP GIRL has also won the Nebula Award, and the Compton Crook Award, and it’s currently a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award and the Hugo. It’s been an amazing...


Posted on May 2, 2010 in News, Ship Breaker, Writing | 11 comments

SHIP BREAKER, my debut YA novel is out in the wild. I heard that it’s been popping up in stores over the last week, but now it’s officially released. Here’s the book, with my son doing the heavy lifting: SHIP BREAKER was a chance for me to write a high-octane adventure story while still touching on themes like peak oil and global warming that fascinate me. It focuses on Nailer, a boy working scavenge on a ship breaking operation, tearing apart the last oil tankers and freighters of the Accelerated Age. It’s dirty, deadly work, and he and the rest of his crew are always one failed quota away...

Windup Girl has a cover

Posted on Jul 10, 2009 in News, The Windup Girl, Writing | 10 comments

Here’s the cover, grabbed fresh and hot from Night Shade Books’ website: Secret sources within the company hint that the book may even be available at Worldcon in Montreal less than a month from now. Am I excited? Yes I...