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11 November 2010 @ 10:52 pm
Sale! Sale! ARC! Workshop! Article!  
I've had a number of items of news lately which didn't seem to quite justify a post on their own, but have now collectively built up to well past that point:
  • My story "Letter to the Editor" was accepted by John Joseph Adams for his anthology The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination.
  • My story "Trust" was accepted by Daily Science Fiction.
  • I have received an ARC of Wild Cards I, the revised edition including my story "Powers," which I will be showing off at OryCon. On the back cover Michael Cassutt, Carrie Vaughn, and I are referred to as "eminent new writers!" The actual book will be available on November 23.
  • The website for Cascade Writers, a writing workshop on the Washington Coast next July 21-24, is now open for registration. Instructors are me, Jay Lake, and Beth Meacham.
  • I'm quoted briefly in an Oregonian article about climate change in SF, which also has a nice mention of OryCon (it's always a nice surprise to have something about a science fiction convention in the local paper that's better than "Trekkies Beam Down"). Though I don't have much of a presence in the article itself, I believe it was I who told the reporter about Kim Stanley Robinson and Mary Rosenblum.
OryCon starts tomorrow! See some of you there.
selfavowedgeek: Ric Flairselfavowedgeek on November 12th, 2010 12:26 pm (UTC)
Man, congrats on those sales, especially the JJA antho sale! This is the first I've heard of that particular one and will put it on the to-acquire list.
beamjockey: zeusaphone rockin'beamjockey on November 12th, 2010 01:02 pm (UTC)
Michael Cassutt will be surprised to find that he is a new writer. Although he might be pleased with the "eminent" part.
David D. Levinedavidlevine on November 12th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
Well, he's new to Wild Cards...

Well, never mind that...

Edited at 2010-11-12 03:42 pm (UTC)
beamjockeybeamjockey on November 12th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
Come to think of it, can a "new" writer ever be "eminent?"

Eminence would seem to imply, among other things, a long history in the profession.

(Obviously someone eminent in another field could become a new writer; for example, a Supreme Court Justice might sell a Wild Cards story.)

The edge case is Robert Heinlein, who sold his first story in 1939, and had published enough well-regarded fiction to be invited to Denver as the Worldcon Guest of Honor in 1941. This would seem to indicate that he was both a new writer and also eminent. So I guess it is possible.
e_bournee_bourne on November 12th, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! That's all great stuff!
Christopher Kastensmidtckastens on November 12th, 2010 03:45 pm (UTC)
Congrats on all the great news! Fantastic!
scarlettina: Book lovescarlettina on November 12th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
My copy of Wild Cards is already on order. ::happy dance::

Congrats on the sales. Have a wonderful time at OryCon.