Another Fine and Splendid Review

January 19, 2020

Gary K. Wolfe has reviewed Quillifer the Knight.  Nice analysis here, if I say so myself.

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Speaking at Length

January 13, 2020

The latest issue of Clarkesworld magazine features an interview with me, conducted by Arley Sorg. (I seem to come off as a sort of punch-drunk, heavily scarred boxer staggering around the ring saying, “ME WIN?  ME WIN?”  Which may be close to the truth, I suppose.)

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Consider the Evidence

January 8, 2020

Over the last month, I’ve posted ten novel-length (or longer) reasons why, if you want to write SF or fantasy, you should apply to this year’s Taos Toolbox workshop.  Our veterans are writing and publishing, being nominated for awards, and building their careers. I’ve mentioned ten novels (or series), but these are only the novels […]

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Gifts for R/e/a/d/e/r/s/ Gamers #10: Slaughter in a Box

January 3, 2020

Taos Toolbox veteran Eric Kelley has spent a lot of time in the gaming field.  In 2019 three of his games saw the light of day, Munchkin Dungeon, Trudvang Legends, and Zombicide. In Munchkin Dungeon, you delve into the dungeon, vanquish the monsters, backstab your buddies, and grab the loot!  (Can’t miss with that, now can you?) In Trudvang Legends, you […]

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January 2, 2020

2019 is over.  While on balance it was a good year for me, it seems to have been a crapshow for the world in general.  So happy 2020!  (which will be worse) None of our friends were throwing New Year parties this year, so we decided to try something new and go to a party […]

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Gifts for Readers #9: Buffalo Dogs

December 29, 2019

The prolific Lawrence M. Schoen has been nominated for the Hugo Award, the John W. Campbell, and six times for the Nebula Award.  He is also a veteran of Taos Toolbox. In 2019 Lawrence published Buffalo Dogs, a prequel to his popular humorous adventure series about his interplanetary hypnotist, the Amazing Conroy. He’s the greatest hypnotist […]

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Gifts for Readers #8: Boss Fight

December 28, 2019

Taos Toolbox veteran Josh Roseman published his story collection Boss Fight in 2019. We all have battles to fight. Some of us rebel against the parasites in our heads; some of us face a choice between life and certain doom; some of us do magic when our parents say no; and some of us have to […]

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Gifts for Readers #7: Miles Morales and Ms Marvel

December 27, 2019

Just because Xmas is over doesn’t mean you can’t still buy your favorite reader a gift or two, right? Saladin Ahmed’s novel Throne of the Crescent Moon, workshopped at Taos Toolbox, was nominated for just about every award in the field.  Since then he’s made a lateral move  into comics, and in 2019 started two series […]

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December 25, 2019

Our celebration on Newtonmass Eve kept me busy, first preparing the roast beast and then eating it with half a dozen friends, after which I was too exhausted to do anything but nap and watch John Mulany’s extremely odd musical children’s special on Netflix, which is just the only sort of thing you’re capable of […]

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Gifts for Readers #6: The Vessel of Ra

December 23, 2019

Taos Toolbox veteran Catherine Schaff-Stump has had quite the year.  Her complex 19th Century familial fantasy novel The Vessel of Ra appeared along with its sequel The Pawn of Isis. Demonic beings in the form of Egyptian gods have attached themselves to the Klaereon family, and require a sacrifice of each generation: either the demon inhabits […]

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