2018 was a massive year. If fate gives me another year like this, I’ll be very lucky indeed. Here’s the rundown:
My first book (novella) came out
It’s a book, but it’s not a novel–it’s a novella! Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach came out in March, and the audiobook arrived in September. People like it, and of course it’s eligible for award nomination, should you be so inclined. (But always vote your heart.)
I published three other stories
- A Study in Oils (novelette) in Clarkesworld, September 2018 (read it online or listen to the podcast)
- Intervention (novelette) in Infinity’s End, edited by Jonathan Strahan, July 2018
- What Gentle Women Dare (short story) in Uncanny Magazine, May/June 2018 (read it online or listen to the podcast (top right of the read link))
Two of my older stories were podcasted
- Waters of Versailles at Podcastle
- Two-Year Man at StarShipSofa
Two stories made it into three Year’s Bests
“A Human Stain” was chosen by Ellen Datlow for her Best Horror of the Year, Volume 10. “We Who Live in the Heart” was reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection, edited by the late Gardner Dozois, and also in Neil Clarke’s The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume 3.
I dipped my toe into foresight consulting
For UNICEF! It was fun. I got to write a piece of flash on the fly in the middle of one of their strategic meetings.
I found an agent
And the wonderful Hannah Bowman found me!
I won a Nebula
Oh my goodness, yes, I did. Still stunned.
I got to play with the big kids
I wrote a story introduction for the Best of R.A. Lafferty, out next February.
I made the cover of Locus
With a big big interview! I’ve been a Locus subscriber since the 90s so every time I look at the issue I think I’m hallucinating.
And I traveled to China
It was beautiful. So beautiful. Look: