Excerpt from ‘Interference’: the opening of Chapter 6, by Stevland

A spark of ethylene freezes a few of my rootlets as the auxins are inhibited. The main locustwood speaker wants my attention and strikes where a patch of our roots overlap. It is odd that he should greet me in an almost non-destructive fashion. He is the new speaker for his grove of trees but … Continue reading Excerpt from ‘Interference’: the opening of Chapter 6, by Stevland

Science fiction vs. literary fiction: Losing control

In case you couldn’t attend the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Deep Dish reading October 3 at Volumes Bookcafe in Chicago, here’s the essay I read. It appeared in a longer form at From Earth to the Stars, the blog of Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. Tonight I want to talk about a big difference between science fiction … Continue reading Science fiction vs. literary fiction: Losing control

September sale

In case you or someone you love hasn’t read Semiosis yet, the ebook edition is on sale for the rest of September for only $2.99 wherever ebooks are sold. More information is here. The sequel, Interference will be available October 22 as an ebook, audiobook, or hardcover. Links to on-line and brick-and-mortar booksellers are here. … Continue reading September sale