This is my new favorite plant, a Rhipsalis creuscula or coral cactus. I got it a month ago from my brother, who sent me some cuttings from his plant by mail. His plant came from cuttings my mother gave him almost thirty years ago from her plant. She died in 1994. So this is my … Continue reading My new favorite plant – from Mom
The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the finalists for its 2019 awards today. Semiosis is one of the ten finalists in the Best First Novel category. Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle, WA, June 28 to 30. Awards are presented in sixteen catagories. Locus Magazine has covering the speculative … Continue reading More news: “Semiosis” is a finalist for the Locus Best First Novel Award!
I am thrilled to announce that Semiosis is shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. The shortlist was announced today, and the full list is: Semiosis by Sue Burke (HarperVoyager) Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris) Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi (Oneworld) The Electric State by Simon Stålenhag (Simon and Schuster) Rosewater … Continue reading “Semiosis” is on the Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist!
A host of The Nerd Cantina podcast interviewed me at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo last month, and you can hear it in this week’s show, Episode 5. Steve and Ken also discuss recent Game of Thrones episodes (beware: spoilers), The Boys trailer, End Game anticipation, and gaming news, and they interview the creators … Continue reading The Nerd Cantina interview
“How deep our sleep last night in the mountain’s heart, beneath the trees and stars, hushed by solemn-sounding waterfalls and many soothing voices in sweet accord whispering peace! “And our first pure mountain day, warm, calm, cloudless — how immeasurable it seems, how serenely wild! I can scarcely remember its beginning. Along the river, over … Continue reading John Muir ecstatically describes spring in the mountains
In addition to the novel Semiosis and the upcoming sequel Interference, two short stories explore life on Pax. “Cinderella Faraway” is set between chapters 1 and 2. Nicoletta and the other children wonder if their new life is really better than it would have been on Earth. Warning: this story is grim. “Spiders” is set … Continue reading Two short stories set on Pax