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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“The Problem of Meat” in Grendelsong

Grendelsong Autumn 2015My new short story “The Problem of Meat” has just been published in the debut issue of the online magazine Grendelsong, edited by Paul Jessup. My story shares the table of contents with such talented folks as Cat Rambo, Richard Bowes, Jaym Gates, Darin Bradley, Stephanie Burgis, and Erzebet Barthold, with a non-fiction piece by Berit Ellingsen. I’m pretty psyched to be part of this debut online issue.

You can read “The Problem of Meat” here.

 


King of Shards Press Kit

My publisher, Resurrection House, has put together a Press Kit for King of Shards. For ease of downloading, here are the links to the relevant items:

But because I didn’t just want to link to the art, I want to show it to you, I’m including the stunning cover jacket here. Take a look!

King of Shards Book Cover Jacket

King of Shards Book Cover Jacket

The artwork is by Leon Tukker (definitely check out his portfolio on Deviant Art) and the cover design is by Darin Bradley. My wife, Christine Kressel, did the author photo. It’s my very first novel cover, and I couldn’t be happier with the result.

We’ve also printed flyers with the advance reviews, which I’ve been handing out at conventions and such. Here’s the back side of the flyer (the front is just the cover). 

King of Shards - Flyer Back

I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! All of this is super exciting, and I’m just kind of taking it all in, pausing to breathe every now and then.

 

 


KING OF SHARDS Cover

There are few moments to an author that are more exciting than the book cover reveal, that moment when you get to show off the fabulous art and design for the book you’ve worked on for so long. Even more exciting is getting to reveal your very first book cover. As I’ve announced recently, I’ve sold a trilogy of books to Darin Bradley at Resurrection House. The first book in the series is King of Shards. The cover design, minus a few small edits, is below. Isn’t it fantastic? The background artwork is by Leon Tukker. The talented young artist is from the Netherlands and is only 22 years old! Check out his portfolio. This kid’s amazing! His artwork is perfect for the cover, really capturing the sense of the book. King of Shards will be out this Fall, 2015.

King of Shards

King of Shards

And here’s what King of Shards is all about:

Across the ineffable expanse of the Great Deep float billions of shattered universes, the Shards. Populated with vengeful demons and tormented humans, the Shards need Earth to survive just as plants need water. Earth itself is kept alive by thirty-six righteous people, thirty-six hidden saints known as the Lamed Vav. Kill but a few of the Lamed Vav and the Earth will shatter, and all the Shards that rely upon it will die in a horrible cataclysm.

When Daniel Fisher is abducted on his wedding day by the demon king, Ashmedai, he learns he is a Lamed Vav, one of the hidden righteous upholding the world. The demon Mashit has usurped the throne of demonkind from Ashmedai and has been systematically murdering the Lamed Vav. On a desert-covered Shard teeming with strange creatures, pursued by a fearsome demon army, Daniel and Ashmedai, saint and demon, must join forces to stop Mashit before she destroys all of existence. Daniel’s survival means he must ally with evil Ashmedai. Yet who but a saint – a Lamed Vav – can save the world?