Category Archives: Blog

These entries are ramblings about my life that have no connection with particular Kingdoms of Evil updates.

December newsletter: the Pit and the Telescope

A couple nights ago, Pavlina came out of the shower with an idea about ideas. She had been having shower thoughts as one does, when she remembered something she regretted saying. Or maybe it was a fight she’d had with … Continue reading

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Interchange cover reveal

Guess what I found today “A year ago, Anne Houlihan uncovered a wormhole to Junction, a patchwork planet of competing alien biomes. Now, she and Daisuke are going back to investigate “The Howling Mountain,” the possible location of a wormhole … Continue reading

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November Newsletter: Facts are Bones

So there I was, done. I could feel it. The out-breath as I saved the file and shut down my laptop on Friday, yes, but more than that, the lack of the in-breath on the following Tuesday. Theoretically, there was … Continue reading

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Well, Boom

I just had the honor of participating in the NASA/Caltec Exoplanet Demographics conference, where I wrote a short story inspired by Will Misener’s presentation: “To Cool is to Keep: Residual H/He Atmospheres of Super-Earths and sub-Neptunes.”  The name of the … Continue reading

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October Newsletter: Prickly Pear Juice

So there I was, having another panic attack in the car. Yeah, it’s been a while since I wrote about something hard. Here we go! For context: 2 sets of PCR tests, quarantine, stomach bug, let’s all drive to Greece! … Continue reading

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First Knife Launch Party

Here’s the link!

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September Newsletter: The Salt Bath

So there I was, in the bath. My knees didn’t fit, but the rest of me was under the water, warm and surrounded by salt. Pavlina had set a table next to me with almonds and figs. She’d also donated … Continue reading

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August Newsletter: The Value of Practice

So there I was, neck deep in the Aegean, watching the hills turn black and the sky gold. I slowly beat with my hands and feet, trying to stay still. Trying to relax. I’ve had a hard time with vacations … Continue reading

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A seed in the Air

A seed in the air It passes into shade and Vanishes completely

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The Centuries Unlimited Delta is done!

The Centuries Unlimited Un-hairy version (delta draft) finished at 92,000 words. Begun (revising) at 8:40am on Monday, June 8th 2020 in the Balkan Tower of Matriarchy. First line: “The utility fog hung thick over Black Chicago.” Finished at 10pm on … Continue reading

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