A young witch and a wild science genius—the characters in my new novel All the Birds in the Sky don’t even belong in the same book together. They’re misfits in the eyes of the world, but they’re also weird to each other. And that turns out to be the most fun thing to explore. Read an excerpt and see for yourself!
Unless you’ve been visiting one of the outer planets, you might know that I’ve got a book coming out in a week and a half. It’s called All the Birds in the Sky, and it’s the story of a witch and a mad scientist who feel all alone in the world, until they find each other. It’s a story about heroes from two different…
I have an absolute total unshakable faith in the future of humanity, and in progress. But I’m also sure that awful, terrible things are going to happen, the environment is going to be screwed, and everything is going to hell. How do you reconcile these wildly opposing viewpoints?
I’m so excited to share this with everyone at io9. Here’s the front cover of All the Birds in the Sky, my novel coming February 2016 from Tor Books.
When a young mad scientist meets a witch in junior high school, they form an unusual bond — even though he's building a supercomputer and she's talking to animals. That's what happens in my novel All the Birds in the Sky, which Tor Books has just agreed to publish next year. I am way over the moon about this!
We're all obsessed with the end of the world lately — but at last, John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey have broken that anxiety down into three distinct stages. They're putting out collections of pre-apocalyptic, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction. And you can read my story from the pre-apocalyptic volume now.
I've written a lot about what it takes to create a new adventure hero from scratch — and now you can read a story where I tried to do just that. My story "The Cartography of Sudden Death" just appeared at Tor.com story "The Cartography of Sudden Death" just appeared at Tor.com, and it introduces Jemima Brookwater, a…
Now it can be told! NBC has put a television adaptation based on my novelette "Six Months, Three Days" into development, with Krysten Ritter, Eric Garcia and David Janollari producing. I didn't really think this was actually going to happen, and I am kind of gobsmacked.
My story "The Time Travel Club" is out in the new issue of Asimov's Science Fiction. It's the story of a group of people who get together to share their made-up time travel experiences. And then someone turns up who's built an actual working time machine. To write this tale, I needed to delve into real physics.
What if you could take a pill to make yourself fall madly in love with someone, forever? That's sort of part of the premise of my story "Complicated and Stupid," which is up at Strange Horizons now. Plus there's a pornstar who headbutts her partners during sex, and the pornstar's pet gerbil.
So I wrote a science nonfiction book about how humans will survive a mass extinction. I'm celebrating by going to places where people read books, and talking to them! Join me to discuss science saving the world tonight in Chicago, Wednesday in Atlanta, or next week in San Francisco and Berkeley.
In my continuing quest to meet people who read books, I am leaving my warm home on the internet and venturing into the real world. Hopefully you will be there too!
For the past eleven years, I've been organizing a monthly reading series called Writers With Drinks, which has featured a lot of my favorite authors. And I just wanted to mention that tomorrow evening's event is one, in particular, that io9 readers might not want to miss. Coming up from L.A. are Amber Benson, author…
Your commute to work needs more post-apocalyptic heroic songs and interstellar voyaging. Tor.com has you covered, with a nifty free e-book collecting "Some of the Best from Tor.com." It includes stories by Michael Swanwick, Yoon-Ha Lee, Harry Turtledove, Paul Park, Nnedi Okorafor, and myself. You can pre-order the…
Can a relationship between two people who see the future ever work out? Especially if they see the future in very different ways? My novelette "Six Months, Three Days," up now at Tor.com, explores this idea.