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Friday News Roundup

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Over at New Books Network, I talk to Gabrielle Mathieu about The Last Good Man.

Also, don’t miss the podcast with The Three Hoarsemen that posted a couple of weeks ago.

The Verge is a popular technology and science magazine. Last week editor Andrew Liptak reviewed The Last Good Man calling it “a fantastic, lightning-fast thriller that hits all the right notes: an engaging story set in an all-too-plausible future, advanced technology, plenty of action, and fantastic, well-rounded characters.” Read the full review here.

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Friday, June 30th, 2017

The Three HoarsemenLast weekend I spent a pleasant hour chatting with The Three Hoarsemen: Jeff Patterson, John Stevens and Fred Kiesche. We talked about a lot of different things including military fiction, self-publishing, and reinventing yourself (multiple times).

Our chat is now a podcast. Go listen if you’ve got a spare hour — or if you’ve got an hour’s worth of chores. I love to listen to podcasts or audiobooks while working in the garden, driving, cooking dinner, etc. Find the podcast here.

A Roundup of Recent Events

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

This past week I’d been hoping to finally get back to work on the new novel, but we were also having all the windows on our house replaced, and I somehow miscalculated just how much time that project would consume. Yes, we have a contractor doing the work, but we needed to clear everything in front of the windows and remove the blinds, and of course once that was done, I needed to clean all those places that only get cleaned when a room is painted, or re-carpeted, or when the windows get replaced….

Anyway, with luck, I’ll get back to work on the novel this weekend.

In the meantime, two bits of news… I’m on the latest Coode Street Podcast, along with Eleanor Arnason. With hosts Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe, we talk about women in science fiction, as well as our own careers.

And over at, Annalee Newitz has posted a column called Two Science Fiction Novels You Must Read to Deal with Election Season:

The US presidential debates are eroding our souls, and the partisan mudslinging has only just begun. That’s why it’s time to escape into the world of the future, or alternate history, to see how truly twisted politics can get. Two new novels will take you there.

One of those two novels is Crooked, by Austin Grossman. The other is The Red. Visit to read Annalee’s review.

Recommended Links For Readers and Writers

Friday, September 18th, 2015

A few recommended links of general interest:

A terrific episode of The Coode Street Podcast has just posted, this one featuring Kristine Kathryn Rusch talking about her own writing, her move away from traditional publishing, and her upcoming anthology Women of Futures Past, to be published by Baen Books in 2016.

Foreign Policy has just posted an article by Tim Requarth, “This is Your Brain. This is Your Brain as a Weapon.” It’s a survey of the rapidly accelerating field of neural technologies that includes some of the ideas behind The Red.

Extreme Tech has an article on helicopters with spider legs. Yep. Not kidding. “These robotic spider legs could let helicopters land anywhere” Be sure to watch the video!


Ditch Diggers #16 – Live from Worldcon

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

In my Sasquan/Worldcon post I mentioned a podcast that I’d participated in. That is now online and features Fonda Lee, Kate Elliott, Aliette de Bodard, and me during the first half, with an interview of editor Lee Harris in the second half. Find it here.

Rocket Talk Podcast

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Yesterday I spent an enjoyable hour chatting with Justin Landon, host of’s Rocket Talk podcast, and Marko Kloos, author of the Frontlines series of military science fiction novels. Marko and I both originally self-published our mil-SF novels, and we both went on to sign deals for the books with traditional publishers.

During the podcast we talk about our nontraditional path to publishing, military SF in general, and our own novels in particular. I really enjoyed this discussion, and the insightful questions from our host. The podcast posted today. You can find it here at

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Podcast of “The Way Home”

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Just a short note… In case you missed it, there is a podcast edition of my recent story “The Way Home,” which was dual published last week in Lightspeed Magazine and the anthology Operation Arcana.

I had a chance to listen to the podcast yesterday. It’s really well done, though I have to admit there are parts when I was thinking, “No, no. The emphasis wasn’t meant to be like that!” Yes, we all have our different ways of interpreting dialogue.

The podcast is hosted by Jim Freund, produced by Skyboat Media, and narrated by Stefan Rudnicki. Find it online at Lightspeed Magazine.

New Story: “The Way Home”

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

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Operation Arcana, an anthology of military fantasy stories edited by John Joseph Adams, is out today in both print and ebook editions.

The anthology includes stories by T.C. McCarthy, Genevieve Valentine, Myke Cole, Elizabeth Moon, and many more, including me.

My story is called “The Way Home” and it’s available to read online at Lightspeed Magazine. There’s also an audio version available at that same link, if you prefer to listen.

In addition, Robyn Lupo did a short interview with me, to get some background on “The Way Home.” Read the interview here.

This story is a favorite of mine. I hope you enjoy it.

The Incomparable Podcast

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

The Incomparable is a podcast hosted by Jason Snell that won the 2012 Parsec Award for best fan podcast. Episode #196, released today, features panelist Scott McNulty and special guest panelists Fred Kiesche, Paul Weimer, and Shaun Duke, discussing the eight novels nominated for this year’s Nebula Awards. Yes, that includes my own The Red: First Light. Interesting opinions from a set of panelists who read a lot of books…

Find the podcast here.

Podcast! At The Functional Nerds

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

A few weeks ago I got to do a Google Hangout with Patrick Hester and John Anealio of The Functional Nerds. (Love that name!)

That chat is now a podcast, available here. I haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet. I have a suspicion I may have said a few silly things — but that’s the hazard of an unedited existence. 🙂

At any rate, it was a lot of fun. My thanks go out to Patrick and John — and I hope y’all will check it out.