(This is a section that was cut from the manuscript because the book was getting lengthy.) Human meteorologists tell me that rain comes as the result of vast movements in the air that bring warmer or cooler, and wetter or drier air masses from here to there, and that the heat from sunshine powers these … Continue reading Water is life: a declaration by Stevland
As you know, my novel Semiosis was released last week to all the fanfare Tor and I could muster. Here are some recent highlights: You can read reviews (beware, spoilers) by Liz Bourke, and at The Verge. I wrote a column about the novel for John Scalzi’s Big Idea series at his blog, Whatever, asking: … Continue reading “Semiosis” release update
In celebration of that, there have been some interviews and posts around the internet. At the Tor/Forge blog, I answer the question of whether your neglected houseplants want revenge. Short answer: no. Consider the fate of the osage orange… At Mary Robinette Kowal’s website, I share “My Favorite Bit” about Semiosis. At the Chicago Review … Continue reading “Semiosis” is released today
I’ll be signing Semiosis at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 8, at Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange, 26 S. La Grange Road in Chicago’s western suburbs. More information about the event and bookshop is here. If that were not enough, the restaurant around the corner, forteensixteen, has offered to host an after-signing party. It will feature a … Continue reading Book signing at Anderson’s on February 8, followed by a party with the “Human Survival” cocktail
Volumes Bookcafé will host a book launch party for my novel Semiosis at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 6. Volumes is at 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. While you’re there, you can browse their carefully curated books: great new books, classics, and local authors. And you can enjoy a tasty menu of baked goods, quality espresso … Continue reading “Semiosis” Book launch February 6
The French have a name for it: a novel that tells the story of an individual, family, or society across several generations. It’s a roman-fleuve. Merriam-Webster offers its official definition of roman-fleuve. Wikipedia discusses the roman-fleuve within the post on “novel sequences” and offers examples. A.Word.A.Day explains that the word comes from the French words … Continue reading Roman-fleuve: a novel across generations
By the way, you can pre-order a signed copy of Semiosis from Volumes Bookcafe in Chicago — and they ship anywhere. Available here.