Tag: first lines

Hear me read a Hallowe’eny poem

Looking for something both poetic and Hallowe’eny? (And who isn’t?) The Science Fiction Poetry Association has a page of audio files of SFPA members reading their Hallowe’en-related poems–and it includes a file of me reading “He Really Should Have Written,” one of the poems I wrote for Poet Laureate Gerald Hill’s “First Lines” project back …

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Sample chapters for new YA SF novel off to agent

I just sent off sample chapters for my latest YA proposal, for a science fiction novel with a hint of steampunkishness to it, to my agent. The working title is The City Must Die!, and I’m quite excited about it. Now if only a publisher can be found who shares my excitement… Just for fun, …

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First lines

Io9 had an interesting post on great first lines in SF*, which prompted Scott Westerfeld to post the first lines of some of his novels, which… Well, you know where I’m going with this, don’t you? Here are the first lines of my novels. Are they great? Hard for me to judge. But they each …

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