My story “Laws of Impermanence is now available on the Uncanny Magazine web site! This story is weird even for me…
There’ve been some discussions involving an SFF “canon” recently that have sent my busybrain on a whole bunch of related tangents. Bear with me. Whenever I plan a literature class, I’m heartbroken that there won’t be a time to assign all the works I’d like the students to be exposed […]
My personal author’s copies of Anthems Outside Time and Other Strange Voices arrived today.
If your Kindle order of #AnthemsOutsideTime was “canceled by the publisher,” it’s a glitch. See the Fairwood Press web site for details. You will definitely be able to re-order it on Amazon, although it doesn’t look available yet (i.e., at 12:40 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday). The hardcopy version *is* […]
Here’s my schedule for Boskone 57, February 14-16 2020, at the Boston Westin Waterfront:. Remembering the Star Trek AliensFriday 17:00 – 17:50, Harbor IIVulcans, Klingons, and Romulans all have their fans. Let’s look beyond these familiarly fantastic faces to other memorable aliens (and cultures) within the Star Trek macroverse, and […]
I’m pleased & somewhat amused to report that my story “Foursomes” will appear in Across The Universe, a Beatles Spec-Fic Anthology edited by Randee Dawn and Michael A Ventrella.
Here's my Schedule for Readercon 30, July 11-14, Quincy Marriott, Quincy, MA: Writing Craft and Mentoring Programs Jack Dann, Theodora Goss (mod), Kate Maruyama, Kenneth Schneyer, Holly Walrath Fri 12:00 PM, Salon 4 Those who want to learn the craft of writing popular genre fiction have more options then ever. […]
For anyone who's in the Boston area next weekend, here's my schedule for Readercon: Thursday, July 13: 8:00 PM Salon 5 How to Moderate a Panel. Alex Jablokow, Victoria Janssen (leader), Kathleen Jennings, Tom Purdom, Kenneth Schneyer. The moderator plays a crucial role in making panels run smoothly and […]
Because my ability to edit my Writertopia page seems to have vanished, I am now "transferring my flag," as it were, to LJ. From now on, my bibliography will appear here (until and unless I get a web site of my own): Collections: Anthems Outside Time and Other Strange Voices […]
My strange little story "Some Pebbles in the Palm" is now available in both text and audio formats on Lightspeed Magazine. http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/some-pebbles-in-the-palm/
Here's my schedule for Boskone 53, February 19-21, 2016, at the Westin Boston Waterfront: Friday, 7:00 PM, Griffin Reading: Kenneth Schneyer. I'll be reading my short story, "Who Embodied What We Are". Saturday, 10:00 AM, Marina 4 Theories of Time Travel As improbable as it seems, is time travel possible? […]
I have only a few stories eligible for awards for 2015 (or, you know, for 2016, but published in 2015…), all in the Short Story category. The one I'm singling out is "The Plausibility of Dragons", Lightspeed Magazine #66 (November 2015). There are a number of reasons that I'm foregrounding this […]
Here's my schedule for Arisia 2016, January 15-18, Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel: The Future of Mars – Literature, Panel – 1hr 15min – Faneuil (3W) – Friday 8:30 p.m. We grew up reading about Barsoom and the Mars of Wells and Bradbury. Today, we’re finally exploring the reality of the […]
You can now read my story "The Plausibility of Dragons" live on Lightspeed Magazine!
At Readercon I had the pleasure of serving on a panel with the delightful and brilliant Nicola Griffith, author of many acclaimed novels, most recently her fascinating, award-winning book Hild (2013), about the early life of the seventh-century saint Hilda of Whitby. It was my second time meeting her; the […]
Here is my schedule of commitments for Readercon 26, which will be July 9-12 in Burlington, MA: Friday: 3:00 PM The Genre-Sized Chip on the Shoulder. Nicola Griffith, Sandra Kasturi, Eugene Mirabelli, Kenneth Schneyer (moderator), Peter Straub. Discrimination against speculative literature still exists, but it appears to be fading […]
John Joseph Adams at Lightspeed Magazine just bought my story "The Plausibility of Dragons." This is my first sale ever to John, and I couldn't be happier!
Here's my schedule for Boskone 52, February 13-15 at the Westin Boston Waterfront. Hmmm, they have me moderating three (!) panels, and doing three (!) readings. I'd better get to work. * * * * * Reading: Kenneth Schneyer Friday 21:30 – 21:55, Griffin Kenneth Schneyer Dune — 50 Years […]
My story "Living in the Niche" is now available on Triptych Tales. I hope you enjoy it . . . unless your name is Wilton Soal.
My story, "I Wrung It in a Weary Land" is now part of the well liquored fiction extravaganza Drink Me on Podcastle, read by the excellent . Also in that segment are "The Wine" by M. C. Wagner, "The Forgetting Shiraz" by E. Lily Yu, "The Rag-Man Mulls Down the […]
Here are my commitments (so far) for Readercon this year: Thursday, July 10, 9:00 PM F Theater and the Interrupted Ritual. C.S.E. Cooney, Greer Gilman, Andrea Hairston (moderator), Kenneth Schneyer. Theater theorists have put forth the idea that most theater begins with an interrupted ritual. This goes back to […]
time-shark has put my story “Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer” online at the Mythic Delirium Web site. If you’ve been curious, now’s your chance. (And of course Mike hopes that this will inspire you to go out and buy your own copy of Clockwork […]
My tentative schedule for Arisia 2013, January 18-21: Friday, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. (Bullfinch 3W) A Hero Like Me — Vikki Ciaffone (m), Genevieve Iseult Eldredge, Catt Kingsgrave-Ernstein, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, Ken Schneyer: How much does a reader want to be able to identify with the protagonist of a story? Does […]
I just got the word that is going to buy my story "Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer" for Clockwork Phoenix 4. Very happy. This is my second sale to Mike; my story "Lineage" appeared in Clockwork Phoenix 3 in 2010. My 2012 report […]
For those of you who are SFWA members, here are my 2012 stories that are eligible for the Nebula Awards: Novelette: "Serkers and Sleep", Beneath Ceaseless Skies #96 (May 31, 2012). Short Stories: "Financial Strategies for Innovative Researchers", Mad Scientist Journal (October, 2012). "Confinement", SQ Mag #2 (May 2012) (Finalist […]
Here is my one panel at this year’s World Fantasy Con in Toronto: Saturday, November 3, 12 noon: THE REAL WORLD IN FANTASTIC FICTION (Ian Drury (Moderator), Donald Crankshaw, Geoff Hart, Kristin Janz, Christopher Kovacs, Kenneth Schneyer) Just because a story is set in a secondary world doesn’t mean its […]
My odd little story, "Financial Strategies for Innovative Researchers" is now available at Mad Scientist Journal. Enjoy!
Joyously I spread the word that time_shark has launched his Kickstarter project for Clockwork Phoenix 4! Mike’s own LJ post about it is here.
UPDATE: This schedule is now CONFIRMED. The full Readercon 23 schedule is now up here. A handy grid version is available here. I’m going to be giving four readings at Readercon 23, to be held July 12-15 at the Burlington Marriott, Burlington, MA. I’m also serving on two panels. New […]
My fantasy novelette "Serkers and Sleep" is now up on Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Rated PG-13, probably, for described violence, implied sexuality, and scary stuff. Enjoy!
Subscribers to Daily Science Fiction will receive a copy of my middle-aged fantasy story “The Age of Three Stars” in their e-mail tomorrow. Non-subscribers will have to wait a week… Or, you could subscribe! 😉
Here are my five short stories that are eligible for the Nebula Award this year. Three of them are currently available for free online, and the other two have been posted to the appropriate SFWA forums. “The Mannequin’s Itch“, The Pedestal Magazine #67 (December 21, 2011). (Audio version available at […]
Here is my review of Timepiece by Heather Albano. Jane Austen Characters in an H. G. Wells Situation If Elizabeth Bennett or Eleanor Dashwood had been given the choice of living the privileged, restricted Regency life into which they were born, on the one hand, or hurtling into the future […]
I’m pleased to say that I’ve sold my story “The Age of Three Stars” to Daily Science Fiction. This is the first of my post-Clarion stories to find a home. I wrote the first draft in the winter of 2009-2010, sitting in a coffee shop in East Greenwich while waiting […]
My guest blog-post on Fantasy Matters concerning genres. Illusion or Fact? http://fantasy-matters.com/node/62
My short story "Lineage," which is part of Clockwork Phoenix 3, is now available in its entirety at The Fantasy Book Critic. This is part of a promotion that includes a free givaway of two copies of CP3. So you can read my story for free and enter to win […]
I really should write more reviews. I read a lot, and have opinions about everything, and I have a lot of praise to bestow. Time, time is the issue. I’ll eventually getting around to posting some comments about the Nebula nominees I voted for, anyway. But as for now: Just […]
First, the good stuff: Small Beer Press will soon release A Life In Paper, a collection of short stories by the French fabulist Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud, translated by Edward Gauvin. Edward was my classmate at Clarion, and is a gifted literary SFF writer as well as a skilled translator. Putting Châteaureynaud […]
My report from the Clarion Writers Workshop, Week 4
Clarion Report, Week Three
Okay: Possibly the best result I could have had. I am all smiles. Your result for Which fantasy writer are you?… Ursula K Le Guin (b. 1929) 29 High-Brow, -9 Violent, -1 Experimental and 11 Cynical! Congratulations! You are High-Brow, Peaceful, Traditional and Cynical! These concepts are defined below. Ursula […]
Everybody should pop over to Strange Horizons and read ‘s splendid little fantasy flash story, "If Wishes Were Horses". Oh, and make a donation to SH while you’re at it. Good going, Tiffani!
Here’s an odd one for you: For a fantasy story I’ve recently been circulating to magazines, I made up some terminology for people who have certain abilities. They were simple, generic terms, but I’d never heard anyone use them in this particular way before, and neither, apparently, had my friends and beta-readers. Last […]
This is a follow-up to my earlier post about SF markets. Using very similar filters, I’ve come up with a list of highly visible fantasy markets. There are some horror markets thrown in there, as some filters didn’t separate the two. Markets with stories nominated for World Fantasy Awards 2006: […]