2019 might have had some real low notes in it, but it ended well: I finished the second book in the Commonwealth Empire series, and booped it off to Swati Daftuar at HarperCollins India. I’ve written about this particular beast before. I had a great deal of trouble with the thing. I finished the first… Continue reading The second Commonwealth Empires book is done!
In which a Twitter argument forced me to think about my evolving personal definitions of science fiction.
In which I read the Malazan Book of the Fallen as a writer and talk about the things I’ve learned, from handling themes to the tradeoffs of branching storylines to shaved knuckles in the hole.
Saturday. Powercut. I’ve been lying in bed going through the editor’s feedback on the Inhuman Peace (book two of my Commonwealth Empires trilogy).* The feedback for book one and two has has been largely the same: “show us more of this alternate Ceylon!” I had intended the first book to be short, sharp, a setting… Continue reading Update on the Inhuman Peace (Commonwealth Empires #2)
As a writer, I am powerless. In the face of armies and governments and media corporations with overblown pundits, I am just one beige soul with a keyboard. But I have my words. And while I cannot dispatch these pocket tyrants, I can perhaps strike back in my own way: with stories. Adding, entertaining, exploring,… Continue reading The Ricepunk Manifesto