Exceedingly long time no blog. I blame — oh, a multitude of things, beginning with ‘I spent a week in Mexico City talking about risk communication with people from the World Bank’, followed by ‘having your wisdom teeth out at age 33 is horrible’ and proceeding to ‘spent the summer in New York City working for the Mayor’s Office and writing some short stories and Teixcalaan #2’. I am often sleepless but never bored.
However! I return to blogging to tell you of where you may witness me in person. And to bring you some … intimations. Oracular intimations.
Appearances & Conventions, Remainder of 2018
September 28-30: First off, we’ve got the Baltimore Book Festival, this coming weekend in the Baltimore Inner Harbor! I will be at the SFWA tent all three days, and I’m on (or moderating!) the following panels:
9/28 (Friday) @ 12 PM: ‘My Muse Is My Day Job’
9/29 (Saturday) @ 11 AM: ‘…In Space!'
9/30 (Sunday) @ 1 PM: ‘The Future of Cities, the Fantasy of Cities’ (M)
October 5-7: I’ll be at New York Comic Con! I have a signing and ARC giveaway session at the Tor booth at 11 AM on Saturday the 6th, and possibly I will exist at some other locations to be determined! Details when I’ve got them, but it should be a fun time — I’ve never done a comic con from this side of the table before.
October 11-13: I’m going to Denver for the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association conference, to chat with booksellers about A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE. I’ll be on a panel on SFF on Friday the 12th, if you happen to be there…
November 1-4: And lastly, I’ll be at World Fantasy in Baltimore the first weekend in November. Programming isn’t out yet, but I’m hoping to be able to give a reading or be on some interesting panels!
In the next week or so, you’ll see me talking about a new project on Twitter — one which grew out of an adventure in microfictional cities that was inspired by Cassandra Khaw. You’ll have an opportunity to be involved in it — in several ways — but to begin with, here’s a city, and here’s an opportunity to ask a question that will help shape this project:
It is possible, the citizens of Nahal claim, to live a whole life without ever setting foot on the land: humans were never kind enough to the earth, and it deserves some peace, bothered only by a crowding of ships in faint view, a city in exile waiting to come home to ground.
Now ask, if you would — imagining that you are consulting an oracle — any question you wish, thinking of Nahal. Your questions will be answered, in one sense or another.