I'm pleased to announce I'll have a story, "The Mother's Keepers," in this upcoming anthology, The Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound
, edited by Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law.
Here's how it's described:
The world of caregivers and unsung heroes, the province of ghosts . . .
If we believe that we are the protagonists of our lives, then caregivers— our pillars—are ghosts, the bit players, the stock characters, the secondary supports, living lives of quiet trust and toil in the shadows. Summoned to us by the profound magic of great emotional, physical, or psychological need, they play their roles, and when our need diminishes . . .
Just since the beginning of September I've been to two conventions, one in Ottawa and one in Saskatoon, and both very different.
The Ottawa convention was CanCon 2016, a.k.a. The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature
. I was Guest of Honour last year (this year the Guest of Honour was Tanya Huff), and returned this year as a special guest. It was held at the Novotel downtown, and once again proved to be one of the best small conventions around, with great panelists and great panel topics.
CanCon has two tracks, a literature track and a science track. Here are the panels I was on, just to give you taste:
The First Great Terraforming Project: Alyx Delamonica, in her address at ...
It's been a while since my last post. Lots to tell you about, but let's start with the most important: my wonderful editor (and publisher), Sheila E. Gilbert of DAW Books
, received the Hugo Award
for Best Editor (Long-Form) at this year's World Science Fiction Convention
in Kansas City--and as you can see, I was there to take a photo. :)
Sheila mostly operates out of the limelight: she doesn't have a huge social media presence and she's not all that likely to show up on panels at conventions. But behind the scenes she does amazing work with writers, helping them make their stories the best they can ...