July 24th, 2013


Queen Sophia wanders in between these castle walls...

...says "this ain't what I'd call living."

This is the current shape of my 2013, with travel dates and everything. Beautiful travel dates. Hope to see you sometime in the months to come. 2014 is also beginning to appear, because let's face it, July 2014 is closer to "now" than January 2013. And other horrifying thoughts. (Most horrifying of all, the first 2015 date has appeared. Gleep.)


"Fox's Tongue" (Indexing, episode #6), July 30 2013.
"Bread Crumbs" (Indexing, episode #7), August 13 2013.
Velveteen vs. The Multi-verse, August TBD 2013.
"Bad Dream Girl," September 1 2013.
Chimes at Midnight, September 3 2013.
"Homecoming," September 10 2013.
"Train Yard Blues," October 13 2013.
Parasite, October 29 2013.
"Red as Snow," December 2013.

Half-Off Ragnarok, March 2014.
"Jammed," April 1 2014.
"Stingers and Strangers," May 2014.
Sparrow Hill Road, June 2014.
The Winter Long, September 2014.
Symbiogenesis, November 2014.

"The Happiest Place...," unknown.
"Midway Relics and Dying Breeds," unknown.
"No Sooner Met," unknown.
"Forbid the Sea," unknown.
"Frontier ABCs: The Life and Times of Charity Smith, Schoolteacher," unknown.


Musecon, August 2-4, Itasca IL.
Lone Star Con (Worldcon 2013), August 28-September 2, San Antonio TX.
Mile Hi Con 45, October 18-20, Denver CO.
SFContario, November 29-December 1, Toronto Canada.

Boskone 51, February 14-16 2014, Boston MA.
FOGcon 4, March 7-9, Walnut Creek CA.
Norwescon 36, April 17-20, Seattle WA.
Loncon 3, August 14-18, London England.
Shamrokon, August 22-24, Dublin Ireland.

Westercon 68, July 2-5 2015, San Diego CA.

No fixed deadline/being written/unsold:

The Winter Long
"Carry Me Home"
"Pixie Season"
"These Antique Fables"
"In Skeleton Leaves"
"Driving Jenny Home"
"Lady Antheia's Guide to Horticultural Warfare"
"The Ghosts of Bourbon Street"

There are a few things not on the list because they don't have titles yet, and they're not really stories for me until they acquire titles (even if those titles wind up changing seventeen times during the writing/editing process). There's at least one surprise coming that was never on the list at all, because that is the nature of lists: something always gets left off. Still, for the first time in months, the list actually got shorter, and that's awesome.

Look at that list. It's so shiny!
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So from time to time, I get involved with Kickstarter anthologies. You've probably noticed this by now; it's a reasonably harmless pastime, after all, and one which can result in lots of lovely fiction (since being an anthology automatically means you rate a space on the rolling list, and once you're on the rolling list, you actually get written). This time is no different. Presenting...

Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens, a Kickstarter of men, machines, and unspeakable horrors from beyond the veil of stars.

The premise is simple: aliens arrive on the Planet Earth for their scheduled invasion, and find themselves confronted with a fully-functional steampunk society (which really was not a part of the original plan). Fourteen authors of various backgrounds and who work in diverse genres, will be presenting their own viewpoints on this titanic bout. My own story, "Lady Antheia's Guide to Horticultural Warfare," is planned and plotted and ready to explode into riotous overgrowth. There's only one thing missing, and that's you, dear readers. Our alien war machines need blood, and—I mean, our Kickstarter needs backers if we're going to reach the lofty goal that allows all these thrilling tales to be composed and put out into the world.

So check out our Kickstarter. Consider the Lady Antheia, and how much she'd like the opportunity to meet you. Consider my last alien invasion story, "Dying With Her Cheer Pants On," and ask yourself, just how ridiculous is Seanan willing to get for the cause?

There's only one way to find out.