May 9 2012
Some things happen whether or not you clap your hands.
July 20 2008
Hard SF || In a universe of harsh interstellar conflict, the practice of interspecies diplomacy -- when possible -- is important. So being a Colonial Union officer attached to an interplanetary diplomatic mission sometimes means taking a fall. Literally.
December 12 2012
They come for you at 3 AM. That's how it starts.
February 15 2012
Protect what is yours or yield to loyalty and expectation.
February 13 2013
The only thing Jeremy’s dad was ever good at was hunting angels.
May 3 2012
I am American. We are all Americans.
April 3 2013
Life might emerge under the most unlikely conditions...or in the last extremity.
April 12 2011
And at the center of the carnage, the last, best benediction to the battle of the round.
January 26 2011
Science Fiction || In Miho's world, nanos, plastic surgery, and robot girlfriends can fix just about anything -- or break it.
March 12 2013
The unspoken rule: Keep the chupacabras out.
July 12 2012
Love lives in that scar
April 17 2009
Near Future SF || The bugs eat metal and leave people and animals alone -- unless you crush one, and then they'll swarm and destroy everything they touch. When Kimball comes upon twelve-year-old Thayet, she's been stuck on a rock in a river of bugs for two days, no food, no water, and no way back.
June 19 2013
In America, they don't let you burn.
May 15 2013
An all-new Wild Cards story
August 1 2012
What was once buried was always meant to be found.
July 14 2009
Fantasy || When a fire destroys her home and scatters her colony, Small Cat sets out to find the home of her ancestor, the Cat From the North, and to make her own name along the way.
October 1 2008
Present Fantasy || Lou has a magic box. It makes people do things they normally wouldn't. And Lou likes to watch.
July 11 2011
For David G. Hartwell, on his seventieth birthday
June 9 2009
Lovecraftian || Between the incessant music of the stars and the spectre of a giant squid caught inside a locket ball, it is difficult for Don Horacio to maintain a restful mind.
December 14 2011
Courteous guys, bulletproof dolls.
October 20 2010
Steampunk || Desiree feels the most at home with her clockwork creations, but Claude worries about all this science and Darwinist nonsense -- after all, where do clockwork fairies fall in the Great Chain of Being?
May 26 2010
Metafiction || When Sam Gregory wakes up to find he has turned into a big cockroach, he is understandably dismayed. Luckily, the condition appears to be a little contagious.
October 1 2012
A crucial lesson in the mastery of the Compartmental Arts…
May 5 2010
Fantasy || Some boys play baseball or computer games, but Brian keeps an army of shells in their dresser drawers. And every night, he fights for the honor of the Queen Conch and wears the marks of battle to breakfast in the morning.
May 11 2011
I share a house with Crazy Me. We get along...mostly.
July 13 2011
Long after the wars, there are things abroad in the world—things more than human. And they have scores to settle.
October 29 2010
Steampunk || Steampunk Quartet Part the Second, in fond tribute to Howard Waldrop's Night of the Cooters.
September 26 2012
The more the girls thought like wolves, the less impossible they became.