The weekend of May 16th I’m helping out with my favorite local writing conference. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you really should read the end of this blog where I tell you about Write on the River. But if not:
You still really need a writing conference.
I once asked an acquaintance why her husband, an avid and sporadically published author wasn’t attending our local conference. She said, in effect, “Oh, David doesn’t think writing can be taught.”
It was such an oddball, uninformed comment, I didn’t know what to say.
I’m not going to argue about talent being nature or nurture. If you have a leaden ear for language you will not go far in this business. But to say that therefore nothing can be taught is silly. Read More…
I’m excited to announce the re-issue of my John W. Campbell Award finalist, The Braided World. If alien contact and cultures are your cup of tea, I think you will enjoy this story of xenophobia, cultural shock, and forbidden love.
The most troubling aliens are the ones that appear to be human. Meet the young, untested captain of the expedition, Anton Prados.
And meet the Dassa . . .
Next book in the re-issue sequence: Rift. Coming in mid-April.
In this lovely re-issue, my story of an altered earth, and a cold welcome to the return of the generation ship Star Road. Available in eBook.
Nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award.
Zoya Kundara has lived on the space vessel Star Road for 250 years. As Ship Mother, she is awakened from Deep Sleep in times of crisis, providing counsel to generations of its Romany crew. Now the ship has returned home, only to discover an Earth blanketed in a pearl-white mantle called Ice–a grand and mysterious ecology of information-bearing crystals.
To find a home for her crew, Zoya must approach the denizens of this new Earth: The Ice Nuns, who seek sole control of the physics-defying crystals; people huddled like moles in underground techno-warrens; and the snow witches, both mad and prophetic . . . and one in particular, who will defend the kingdom of Ice with power and immortal cunning.
Now at Amazon
Join me at the “Think Local Authors First” event in Wenatchee WA on Saturday. Ten local authors showcase their books! Win prizes donated by Pybus Market! Sponsored by A Book for All Seasons and Write On the River!
Saturday, February 28 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Pybus Market – Farmers market, shops, eateries and on Saturday, Books! Read More…
A coming of age story, and a world like you’ve never seen before, one that undergoes a metamorphosis. This is one of my favorites among my books, now back in this lovely re-issue.
The planet Null is not what it seems. On a brief stop over, Captain Eli Dammand will find his routine mission taking a disastrous turn. The planet is about to undergo a radical seasonal change, one that will hatch monstrous, rapacious creatures. There are few refuges from the rampaging alternate season. One is in the secret ahtran habitat far underground. It’s no place for a human army officer, as Eli will learn.
The other is in the nests of the monsters themselves. Not that his passenger, 14-year old Sascha, ever had a choice. . . .