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Just finished a Skype interview with Nicola Seaton-Clark at Far Fetched Fables about my novel King of Shards, which will be published (both the book and interview) in October. It went quite well, I think. http://farfetchedfables.com/
The pond where I grew up was swampy and buzzing with insects. I slept in a bed of stargrass, and Mother whispered lullabies in the gentle current. Mother grew up in the ocean, and she hated our pond. Too many memories of Father lingered beneath the surface, long after drought had stolen him away ...
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Ellen Datlow's photos from the August 19th Fantastic Fiction at KGB with guests Nora Jemisin & A.C. Wise, and guest host David Mercurio Rivera. http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2015/08/27/photos-from-aug-19th-with-n-k-jemisin-a-c-wise/
KGB Fantastic Fiction is a monthly reading series held on the third Wednesday of every month at the famous KGB Bar in Manhattan. The reading series features luminaries and up-and-comers in speculative fiction. Admission is always free. Some of our past readers: Joyce Carol Oates, Lucius Shepard, ...
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Fantastic Fiction at KGB hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present: Nora Jemisin & A.C. Wise, Next Wendesday at KGB Bar, 7pm. Hope you can join us. http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2015/07/23/n-k-jemisin-a-c-wise-august-19th/
KGB Fantastic Fiction is a monthly reading series held on the third Wednesday of every month at the famous KGB Bar in Manhattan. The reading series features luminaries and up-and-comers in speculative fiction. Admission is always free. Some of our past readers: Joyce Carol Oates, Lucius Shepard, ...
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Fantastic Fiction at KGB hosts Ellen Datlow​ and Matthew Kressel​ present: N.K. Jemisin​ & +A.C. Wise Wednesday, August 19th at KGB Bar. Hope you can join us! http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2015/07/23/n-k-jemisin-a-c-wise-august-19th/
KGB Fantastic Fiction is a monthly reading series held on the third Wednesday of every month at the famous KGB Bar in Manhattan. The reading series features luminaries and up-and-comers in speculative fiction. Admission is always free. Some of our past readers: Joyce Carol Oates, Lucius Shepard, ...
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I've just found out that "The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye" (from May 2014 Clarkesworld Magazine) has made the BooktubeSFF Awards shortlist for Best Short Work. Some pretty great company to be in, with my work listed alongside Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, and Haruki Murakami. There's a read along taking place with all the categories from now until November, when the winners will be announced. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKrh7xEWyjw
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Our first day in Switzerland, we encountered mystical cows in the thick fog, on our way to Lake Oeschinen. http://www.matthewkressel.net/2015/08/28/the-mystical-cows/
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Audio from Fantastic Fiction at KGB, August 19th, with guests N.K. Jemisin and A.C. Wise. N.K. Jemisin's audio is not featured in this recording. Thanks as always to Gordon Linzner for the audio recording. http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2015/08/27/audio-from-aug-19th-with-n-k-jemisin-a-c-wise/
KGB Fantastic Fiction is a monthly reading series held on the third Wednesday of every month at the famous KGB Bar in Manhattan. The reading series features luminaries and up-and-comers in speculative fiction. Admission is always free. Some of our past readers: Joyce Carol Oates, Lucius Shepard, ...
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Fantastic Fiction hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present: N.K. Jemisin & A.C. Wise, tonight at KGB Bar, 7pm. Guest host Mercurio D. Rivera. Hope you can join us! http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2015/07/23/n-k-jemisin-a-c-wise-august-19th/
KGB Fantastic Fiction is a monthly reading series held on the third Wednesday of every month at the famous KGB Bar in Manhattan. The reading series features luminaries and up-and-comers in speculative fiction. Admission is always free. Some of our past readers: Joyce Carol Oates, Lucius Shepard, ...
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Received in the mail yesterday my review copies of King of Shards. It's quite excellent to hold the book in my hands even though this isn't the final version. That will be out October 13.
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We've uploaded the audio from the July 15th Fantastic Fiction at KGB, with guests David Edison and Jeffrey Ford. Only David's audio is included in this podcast. Thanks to Gordon Linzner as always for the recording. http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2015/07/23/audio-from-july-15-with-jeffrey-ford-and-david-edison/
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Photos from Fantastic Fiction at KGB, with Jeffrey Ford & David Edison. A great night! http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2015/07/17/photos-from-july-15-with-jeffrey-ford-and-david-edison/
KGB Fantastic Fiction is a monthly reading series held on the third Wednesday of every month at the famous KGB Bar in Manhattan. The reading series features luminaries and up-and-comers in speculative fiction. Admission is always free. Some of our past readers: Joyce Carol Oates, Lucius Shepard, ...
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IT Professional, Part-time Writer, Full-time Nerd.
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Writer, hacker, nerdologist
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By day I'm a computer hacker, by night I don tights and become a writer.  Or is it the other way around? Every now and then I show up at KGB, where I co-host a monthly reading series with Ellen Datlow. Currently living in Queens with a subway train going right through my apartment.
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Latest story is "The Sounds of Old Earth" in LIGHTSPEED magazine. which Joyce Carol Oates said, "This is a powerful story that is both tragic & hopeful–unexpectedly. And beautifully written. Thank you for sharing it." http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/the-sounds-of-old-earth/
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