It’s that time of year, when people’s thoughts turn to award nominations! Here’s my annual post rounding up the things I wrote that were published this year.
2018 was busy: I have eligible fiction in the novel, novella, game and short story categories. I also published some non-fiction in 2018, which I’ve listed at the bottom of the post.
I expect to have one more short story come out just before the end of the year; I’ll update this post to add it at the end of December.
Armed in Her Fashion, published by ChiZine Publications in May 2018. A historical fantasy set in 14th century Flanders. 90,000 words. My debut novel.
Alice Payne Arrives, published by Tor.com Publishing in November 2018. A science fiction adventure about a highwaywoman in 18th century England who gets tangled up in a time war. 29,000 words.
The Road to Canterbury, published by Choice of Games in April 2018. Interactive historical fiction based on the Canterbury Tales. (Note: The overall story is not speculative fiction, but there is speculative fiction in the pilgrims’ tales and in the tale the player can develop, so I suppose that counts, for spec-fic awards.) 178,000 words.
- “In Dragonfly Lake” at Kaleidotrope (fall 2018). A house built on resentment cannot stand forever. 900 words.
- “A Threadbare Carpet” in Tesseracts Twenty-One (Sept. 2018) A flying carpet in a dying city. 4,400 words.
- “Gilbert Tong’s Life List” in Shades Within Us: Tales of Migration and Fractures Borders (Sept. 8, 2018). A near-future story about climate refugees, set in Manitoba near where I grew up. 4,500 words.
- “A Thousand Tongues of Silver” in Lackingtons Issue 17, Spring 2018. For the “Gothics” issue, a story about Gothic queens and a book. 4,450 words.
- “Dressed in White Paper” in Alice Unbound: Beyond Wonderland, edited by Colleen Anderson and published by Exile Editions, May 2018. A strange tale inspired by Through the Looking Glass. 3,000 words.
- “Path of White Stones” in Over the Rainbow: Folk and Fairy Tales from the Margins, edited by Derek Newman-Stille and published by Exile Editions, December 2018. A story about how certain houses need their crones. About 4,800 words.
- The One Book That Taught Me to Take the Long View of History, for Tor.com
- Five Things I Learned Writing Alice Payne Arrives, on Chuck Wendig’s site
- Five SFF books about women in love with women, for Tor.com
- Bright spots: Rhonda Parrish’s series on optimism
- Bill, Ted and the end of history, for Tor.com
- The painting that helped me finish my novel, for Marie Brennans’ Spark of Life series
- My (small press) writing day (curated by rob mclennan)
- Writing a villain for Mary Robinette Kowal’s My Favorite Bit series
- My most memorable meal for Lawrence Schoen’s Eating Authors series
- Food of the Underworld at Cat Rambo’s site
- How I got the idea for Armed in Her Fashion at J. Kathleen Cheney’s “Research Rabbit Holes”
- Political philosophies and SFF on Dan Koboldt’s “Science in Sci-Fi, Fact in Fantasy” series
- What’s Different About Your World, and Who Knows About It? at Fantastic History
- Settings of silver and gold — Skiffy and Fanty