Well, it's been a fucking horrible year. But here's a round-up of stuff I wrote and read:Things Published
"The Dark Gates" The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft
, Journalstone Press.
Reja and her companions Fletcher and Tamith solve a mysterious disappearance.
"The Potter's Daughter" audio reprint at Episode 86 of the podcast Far-Fetched Fables
, read by Diane Sieverson.
Kade Carrion before the events of The Element of Fire
"Night at the Opera" audio reprint at Podcastle
A noble Rienish family asks Reynard Morane to thwart a sorcerous blackmailer, and he recruits a reluctant Nicholas Valiarde to help.
April 2016 The Edge of Worlds
Night Shade Books, ISBN 9781597808439. Hardcover, ebook, audiobook
Reviewed by the New York Times: "The venerated pulp spirit in science fiction and fantasy has dwindled since the golden age of the 1920s to '50s. Yet an atavistic craving for adventure remains, and it is this need that Wells's books in general and the Raksura books in particular satisfy. The stories are straightforward adventure, but what makes Wells's "new pulp" feel fresh is its refusal to take the easier storytelling routes of its forebears. Rather than thinly veil an existing human society as alien others, for example, Wells - a master world builder - creates a multicultural world of humanized monsters...The result is breathtakingly surprising and fun. So for readers who missed earlier entry points to this delightful series, now is the time to get on board."
- New York TimesForthcoming in 2017
"Birthright" Mech: Age of Steel
, Ragnarok Publications, ISBN 978-1941987858.
April 2017 The Edge of Worlds
Night Shade Books, Paperback edition.
July 2017The Harbors of the Sun
Night Shade Books, ISBN 978-1597808910.
The last book in the Books of the Raksura
Also forthcoming: The Murderbot Diaries: All Systems Red
, a novella from Tor.com in ebook and paperback and the sequel.Words written in 2016
: about 163832Some of My Favorite Books:Dreaming Death
by J. Kathleen CheneyThe Salt Roads
by Nalo HopkinsonA Useful Woman
by Darcie WildeCourt of Fives
and The Poisoned Blade
by Kate ElliottThe Obelisk Gate
by N.K. JemisinNinefox Gambit
by Yoon Ha LeeUnquiet Land
by Sharon ShinnA Taste of Honey
by Kai Ashante WilsonWho Killed Sherlock Holmes?
by Paul CornellThe Hanging Tree
by Ben AaronovitchSacrifice
by Cindy Pon