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Thursday
Feb162017

The Portalist

The Portalist is a new site devoted to science fiction and fantasy that also offers subscribers a free weekly e-newsletter. One of their first posts features my novel The Shore of Women. (A reminder: A trade paperback of The Shore of Women is also available for readers who prefer their books on paper.)  

Wednesday
Dec282016

The New Year

After the latest bad news of 2016, I have no more to say except that I only hope 2017 will be a better year for everyone. But with this particular reprobate assuming high office in January, that is likely a futile hope.

I remain in mourning for my country.

Saturday
Nov122016

"Monuments"

A new short story of mine, "Monuments," is now out in Jonathan Strahan's anthology Bridging Infinity. More information about this anthology, interviews with authors of the stories (including me), and reviews of the book can be found here

Friday
Sep302016

An Alternative History Story for 2016

At her blog, Laura Frost posts about my 1999 story "Hillary Orbits Venus:" "Imagine this.  In a parallel universe, Donald Trump never declared his candidacy for president. Nor did Hillary Clinton.  Instead, she became an astronaut.  That’s the alternate reality of Pamela Sargent’s short story "Hillary Orbits Venus," which appeared in the science fiction magazine Amazing Stories back when HRC was running for Senator." The rest of her post is here. This story was inspired by the fact that, when she was 15 years old, young Hillary Rodham wrote to NASA asking how to become an astronaut and got a reply saying that females weren't being considered for the program. My story assumes that some NASA flack wrote back to encourage her instead.

"Hillary Orbits Venus" is in my short fiction collection The Mountain Cage, available from Open Road Media. (See my post of April 29, 2016 here.)

And Hillary Clinton's official campaign site is here

Wednesday
Sep072016

The Ten Best Dystopian Books You Haven't Read Yet

My novel The Shore of Women is on this distinguished if depressing list.