THE STEAMPUNK CHRONICLE’s Annual Reader’s Choice Award (what I call the Steampunk Hugo) is now open for voting. I am pleased to see that Sarah Hans’ awesome STEAMPUNK WORLD anthology, which I’ve discussed quite a bit in this space is nominated for excellence in Fiction. A thousand congrats to Sarah, Alliteration Ink, James Ng who illustrated all of the stories, and to all my fellow contributors in the book.
If you enjoyed STEAMPUNK WORLD, please take a moment to vote for it here: http://www.steampunkchronicle.com/SPCAwards/Voting/tabid/513/Default.aspx
April 3, 2015
I have been out of technological commission for about the past six weeks or so and have a huge backlog of announcements–some minute, some momentous–to catch up on. So, please keep an eye out for a lot of updates on my writerly things, and I apologize in advance for the onslaught. So…starting with this: In …
Happy New Year, everyone! So, it’s what, 14 days into the New Year, and I’m already pretty stoked about it. Maybe it has something to do with Gävle making it all the way to Christmas, but I am not going to question the positive forces too much just now. I have had two great pieces …
No pictures today. Just linky links. Because I am terrible at the Internet. Just can’t get enough of The New Gothic and “Dive In Me”? Well, you are in luck. Stone Skin Press has a really fun blog with a series running called “Stone Skin on the Rocks.” Featuring guest posts from contributors of various …
I just wanted to pop in right quick to thank New North Country Girl’s Lesli for participating in the Writing Process Blog Tour that I tagged her in. She wrote some really lovely thoughts here, and they are very much worth the gander for writers. I especially liked this: “One thing that’s true about the writing …
February 23, 2014
Rather than blog, I thought I’d vlog about a few reflections on Steampunk and Travel, in honor of Airship Ambassador’s Steampunk Hands Around the World, an international initiative that is celebrating the present and future of Steampunk.
io9 reviews THE NEW GOTHIC
io9 ran a great review of Stone Skin Press’ THE NEW GOTHIC, edited by Beth Lewis, and features a grunge-nightmare by Jesse Bullington and me called “Dive In Me.” The reviewer Ed Grabianowski said this about our tale:
“Things get off to a terrifying start with Jesse Bullington and S.J. Chambers’ “Dive in Me.” It pushes so many horror buttons, from the crushing insecurity of youth to the simple fear of drowning, and it builds to a stunning climax, the kind where you’re sort of breathlessly turning each page as your eyes gradually get wider and wider. This one will stick in my head for a long time.
It’s no insult to say that no other story in the book quite reaches the heights of “Dive in Me,” because it’s that good.”
February 19, 2014