Writer of Short Stories & Novels
“Will You Meet Me There, Out Beyond the Bend?”
Nightmare
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“The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard)”
Bifrost
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“In Memory of a Summer’s Day”
Mad Hatters and March Hares
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“The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard)”
Tor.com
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“Love Engine Optimization”
Lightspeed Magazine 85
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“One Spring in Cherryville”
Available in most ebook formats
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“The Garden Beyond Her Infinite Skies”
XB-1
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“The Singularity is in Your Hair”
Cyber World
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“The Sounds of Old Earth”
科幻世界 (Science Fiction World)
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“The Problem of Meat”
Grendelsong
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“The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye”
Nebula Awards Showcase 2016
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“Demon in Aisle 6”
Nightmare Magazine 38
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“The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye”
World Chinese SF Association
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“The Thing in the Refrigerator That Could Stop Time”
Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest
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“Marie and the Mathematicians”
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #26
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“The Writing’s on the Wall”
Farrago's Wainscot #5
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“The Sembla”
A Field Guide to Surreal Botany
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“The Girl in the Basement”
Hatter Bones
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“Saving Diego”
Interzone #221
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“The Spaces Between Things”
Electric Velocipede 17/18
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“The Girl in the Basement”
Apex Magazine, Vol 3, Issue 3
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“The Suffering Gallery”
Beneath Ceaseless Skies - Issue 57
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“The History Within Us”
Clarkesworld Magazine #42
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“The History Within Us”
The People of the Book
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“The Hands That Feed”
Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories
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“The Bricks of Gelecek”
Naked City
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“The Hands That Feed”
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk
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“The Suffering Gallery”
The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Year Three
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“The Great Game at the End of the World”
After
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“The Sounds of Old Earth”
Lightspeed Magazine and io9.com
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“The History Within Us”
Clarkesworld Year Four
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“The Last Probe”
Launch Pad
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“Pheth’s Aviary”
Beneath Ceaseless Skies - Issue 133
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“The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye”
Clarkesworld Magazine #92
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“The Sounds of Old Earth”
XB-1 Issue 8/2014
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“The Sounds of Old Earth”
Космопорт (Kosmoport)
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“The History Within Us”
XB-1 Issue 11/2014
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“Cameron Rhyder’s Legs”
Clarkesworld Magazine #98
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“The Sounds of Old Earth”
Nebula Awards Showcase 2015
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“The Garden Beyond Her Infinite Skies”
Clarkesworld Magazine
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New Story in Nightmare Magazine: “Will You Meet Me There, Out Beyond the Bend?”
My story “Will You Meet Me There, Our Beyond the Bend?” is out today in Nightmare Magazine. You can read it now if you purchase the entire issue for $2.99, or read it for free on 12/20. Contributors include: Nino Cipri, Tamsyn Muir, Lisa Morton, and Paul Jessup.
 
 

The repeal of Net Neutrality could be the absolute worst thing to ever happen to the Internet.
A internet provider's website in Portugal, where they have no Net Neutrality laws.

A internet provider’s website in Portugal, where they have no Net Neutrality laws.

I am a full-stack developer. I work in IT. I’ve watched the Internet grow from a few rare nodes on a green CRT screen to the behemoth it is today. Please believe me when I say this repeal of Net Neutrality could be the absolute worst thing to ever happen to the Internet.
 
Net Neutrality ensures that all internet users have equal access to the online world. Its repeal would mean that internet providers could charge a premium for certain sites, block access to others, and stifle competition. The end result is an all around worse experience and greater cost for all of us.
 
From a tech point of view, you might think of it this way: From any node on the Internet, you can reach any other node, anywhere in the world. And the bandwidth/speed allocated to that node would be basically the same no matter which node you connected to. A repeal of Net Neutrality means that your internet provider can decide that they don’t like nodes B,C,D, and E for some reason. End result? Your connection to B,C,D, and E are slowed or even cut off. “But I’ll just get another provider if they do that,” you say. Great, if you can find one who doesn’t do this too. And in some communities, there is only one internet provider. If you don’t like that they’re filtering your data, there’s nothing you can do.
 
Another thing to consider is startups. Let’s say you have company X, and you come out with a new online service that directly competes with internet provider P. Provider P could slow down or even block traffic from your X, preventing it from getting off the ground. End result: X doesn’t get enough business and dies. Provider P retains its monopoly power. Wash, rinse, repeat.
 
If this sounds too dystopian and fanciful, a few quick web searches will show you that US internet providers have *already* been doing these nefarious things. With Net Neutrality’s repeal things will only get worse.

“The Sounds of Old Earth” at the Gendered Text Project

The folks over at the Gendered Text Project recently contacted me to ask if they could adapt “The Sounds of Old Earth” (my 2013 Nebula Award Finalist short story) as part of their project to challenge unconscious biases about gender and characters. I thought it sounded cool, and said yes. You can read the finished product here, which allows you to select the gender for every major character as Male, Female, or Non-Binary. All the names and pronouns change within the text based on your selection. I’ve always thought of Abner as male and Lin as female, so it’s cool to play around with those assumptions and see how it affects the story.

You can check out “The Sounds of Old Earth” at the Gendered Text Project here