Novel news!

Interference: The sequel to Semiosis is now available as a trade paperback, available through all major outlets and local bookstores. Links here. It’s still available as an audiobook, ebook, and hardcover. Semiosis: The French translation is now available as an audiobook. Immunity Index: My next novel will be released on May 4, 2021. You can … Continue reading Novel news!

Review: “Recognize Fascism” an anthology edited by Crystal M. Huff

Recognize Fascism: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthology by Crystal M. Huff My rating: 5 of 5 stars Full disclosure: I backed the Kickstarter campaign to fund this anthology. The book sounded exciting. It turned out to be excellent and, despite the grim-sounding subject matter, a pleasure to read.Besides quality, what fuels this anthology is … Continue reading Review: “Recognize Fascism” an anthology edited by Crystal M. Huff

When Plants Kill (the article that gave birth to “Semiosis”)

Rafflesia This article appeared in the Spring 1997 issue of Terra Incognita magazine. It was inspired by my own houseplants, which had attacked each other in my living room. Plants cooperate, but they compete, too, viciously. Plants are active, not passive. As I researched the article, I realized that we live in the midst of … Continue reading When Plants Kill (the article that gave birth to “Semiosis”)

Celebrate International Translation Day, September 30

The feast day of St. Jerome, a famous ancient translator, is September 30, so today is celebrated as International Translation Day. FIT, the Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs/International Federation of Translators, has created this poster and explanation to celebrate this year’s theme: Finding the words for a world in crisis. FIT explains: “Our profession has been … Continue reading Celebrate International Translation Day, September 30