October 17, 2020
Capclave has gone virtual this year. Read all about it here: www.capclave.org/capclave/capclave20/
Here is my schedule:
Sat, Oct 17, 10:30 am: Overused Mistakes in Hard SF.
Sat, Oct 17, 3 pm: Writing Time Travel and Paradoxes.
Sun, Oct 18, 4 pm: Author reading
September 29, 2020
We have it!
The anthology The Mammoth Book of Space Wars, which includes a Skolian Empire story by Catherine, is now available from Starflight Music and Books. Click on through to explore the page and all the other books at SMB.
You can read an excerpt of Catherine’s story, The Pyre of New Day here online at the Mammoth books page.
September 4, 2020
I’ve posted installment 2 of the Tuckerization contest on my Patreon page.
The winner of the Tuckerization contest gets to pick a free book out of anything I have in stock at Starflight Music and Books, and I will send it to you, signed if you like.
August 30, 2020
I’m running a Tuckerization contest on my Patreon page.
You may have heard the term before; Tuckerization is using the name of a real person as a character in a book. It comes from the author Wilson Tucker, a science fiction writer and prolific sf fan and editor, who often used the names of his friends for his characters.
In the next two weeks I’ll be posting scenes from various of my novels on my Patreon page. Out of all the scenes I post, four will involve Tuckerizations. If you are the first person to get all four, you can select any book or record you wish from the Starflight Music and Books catalogue and I will send it to you.
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August 18, 2020
I’ve posted pictures of the downed trees and giant branches around our house from Isais. More details and a “travelogue” around the fall out are on my patreon page.
Also, here is the link to a virtual sf panel I did recently for TAG Con 2020 Virtual Intergalactic.
It’s the “Astra Daimon Round Table: Conversation with Other Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers” panel,
Saturday, August 15, 2020 – 10:00 pm EDT
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August 5, 2020
We’re recovering here from the blast of tropical storm Isais. It didn’t dump all that much rain on Long island, but wow, the winds. Although they weren’t hurricane speed, apparently they came fairly close. Trees and power lines are down everywhere.
I won’t be able to participate in the Con-tinual programming panel “SciFi Doesn’t Have to be Hard” because they recorded it yesterday during the storm when my power was out. So I had no access to Zoom. We’re looking into alternate ways for me to take part in the virtual con. Stay tuned here for updates!
Photo credit: Grant Parpan, Riverhead News-Review
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July 26, 2020
I posted a new entry on my Patreon page. I’m experimenting with readings, trying to see what works better. I posted a short audio-only file, a few scenes of the story “Children of the Dust,” which is about Bhaaj’s youth.
Click through for all the details–and to see a young Bhaaj!→
July 11, 2020
Here are links to the next two events of my virtual book tour for The Vanished Seas.
1) Paul Semel did a wonderful interview about the book that is up at his site.
2) Tony Daniel did a podcast interview with me on the Baen Free Radio Hour where he asked me all sorts of questions about the book and the background of my universe. I’m lucky he is such a good interviewer, because he almost makes me sound intelligent. The interview is at the Baen Free Radio Hour.
July 9, 2020
My “The Big Idea” article for John Scalzi’s blog is up now at his blog, whatever.scalzi. The piece is about the Undercity and how I came up with that universe. You can find it by clicking here.
To find more information about ordering the book, click through here.
I’ve also posted five chapters for patrons on my Patreon page. To look at that page, click through here.