the wages of salt

the art of austen mengler

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Came across this printed on a business card today: turns out @RattusAsh stumbled upon it at Swancon and picked it up because he liked the artwork. This particular piece is called Survivor Slayer, by Austen Mengler, and he is exactly how I picture the theriomorphs from "The Wages of Salt". (Except I never pictured the […]

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and then i got authorsplained

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A quick note (while the evening is still young enough to leave me cogent) to say that I've been working, of late, on digitising a couple of stories from my backlist, since I have a handful of the critters which don't seem to fit any of the reprint markets and I don't see the value […]

cherry crow children

Sparked!

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Today I'm up on Kaaron Warren's blog, talking about the spark for Cherry Crow Children: There's a distinction, for me, between ideas and Ideas… I'd totally forgotten, but her post reminded me that I met Kaaron in person through a workshop we did together. At the time, I was workshopping what would turn out to […]

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podcast

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People, it's ALIVE. It, in this case, being the podcast of my short story "The Wages of Salt". Squatting to examine a buried shadow, I nodded. There was no academic or scientific value in salt — it would not advance my thesis, nor bring any glimmer of knowledge about the theriomorphs — but it would […]

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ebooks and excerpts, oh my

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FIRST You do all realise there will be random and intermittent Mongolia stories for some time to come, right? Never fear, they won't be your typical I did such and such, saw such and such, and am now cramming seven gazillion photos and details into one drawn out day type posts, mainly because I'll bore […]

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packing status: still borked

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Good news, landing just before I flit off to lands untrammelled, is that PodCastle will be publishing "The Wages of Salt" in an upcoming issue. So, if you never did manage to track down a copy of PostScripts #18, or if you did but you'd also like an audio copy of the story, keep your […]

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i have been team-built

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For those of you waiting for its arrival: I haven't seen a copy myself yet, but it looks like Postscripts #18 has been released into the wild. This is the issue which features my story, "The Wages of Salt", and google alerts tells me it's made at least one good impression so far. Now, being […]

electricity is my crack

it never rains but it pours

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The signing sheets for Postscripts #18 have come and gone on their merry way and I can say this with certainty: I have no signature. Truly, every single one of those sheets is unique. I am currently sitting in my car, which is at the moment a very expensive sculpture, on account of the battery […]