Author Archives: dan

Axes of Assymetry

I read Your Inner Fish and got inspired for a new creature:) So we humans are bilaterally symmetrical, with a functional difference between front and back, and another between back and belly. But there’s no functional difference between left and … Continue reading

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Steam on the Windows

Steam on the windows And the snowy air beyond The radiator

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Writing Wrongly

I have a process essay about writing and cancer up on the Apex Magazine site. It’s rather serious.

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Junction is out!

Junction is out! You can buy it at Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, and everywhere else in the Anglosphere. Soon, we shall invade the other spheres, as well. 240 pages, ~90,000 words, first line: Daisuke Matsumori faked a smile and held out … Continue reading

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The 7th Day of Junction: Q&A with me

My publisher, Flame Tree, did an interview with me, which they released yesterday. Click here to read about Junction, its underlying themes, my process, how I made the monsters, and what was going on in my real life at the … Continue reading

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A Perfect Snowflake

A perfect snowflake. My daughter’s face drawing close. A blob of water.

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Five Star Book Reviews: The City of Brass

A street rat in Ottoman Cairo feels like she’s someone special. She can heal supernaturally quickly and speak every language, including one she’s never heard anyone else use. During one ambitious scam, she uses this personal language to spice up … Continue reading

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The Fifth Day of Junction: The Dissection of the Shmoo

Here’s a sample of some of the monsters that will eat people in Junction. *w* “The bullet was stopped inside the shmoo’s body,” said Anne. “But it didn’t hit a bone. This thing doesn’t seem to have any. And this … Continue reading

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Fourth Day of Junction: Maps and Air Pressure

On the Fourth Day of Junction, I got some hiking. In Junction (coming out on Thursday!) a survey mission on an alien planet crashes in the alien wilderness and has to walk home.  But what do our heroes have to … Continue reading

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Chocolate Crunches

Chocolate crunches I need another coffee Snow falling out there

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