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A new flash fiction, “The Best of All Possible Worlds,” will be read at Liars’ League HK at the end of this month. Other stories will be read as well, but this is, of course, the only one of them that I wrote.  The upcoming event is on Monday night, 3/31, 8pm at the Fringe Club.

I keep forgetting to update this.

Life has gotten insanely busy.  My teaching job is, to say the least, rather more time-consuming than previous ones have been, which is something I will write about another day.  My PhD is progressing, although I am not sure how to describe my progress.  There is progress, but is it fast, average, or slow?  I have no idea.  I’d like to have accomplished more (which is always the case).  At the same time, I’ve accomplished a lot more than nothing.  Anyway, enough maundering: 1. Bitter Orange has made another best-of-2013 list, this time over at Indie Reviews: http://theindiereviewer.com/2014/01/11/reading-round-up-the-best-in-lgbtq-fiction-for-2013/ Indie also gave the book a very positive review (as may be expected when one later puts a book on her...

Bitter Orange: Best of 2013

Out in Print has named Bitter Orange one of its best books of 2013! Link here: http://outinprintblog.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/out-in-prints-best-13-reads-of-2013/  

New blog (welcome back to the Republic of Marshall)

This is news, isn’t it?  After more than a decade (?) on Livejournal, I’ve pulled the plug and consolidated everything on WordPress.  So there’s that. In other news… well, is there news?  Bitter Orange has picked up a couple of reviews, one positively glowing and one rather less enthusiastic.  Here are links: Chicago Center for Literature and Photography: http://www.cclapcenter.com/2013/10/book_review_bitter_orange_by_m.html An excerpt: Bitter Orange has come out at the right time in light of society’s interest in the superhero genre. With Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on television and caped crusaders from Marvel and DC filling up megaplex screens, we both cherish our heroes, but at the same time cringe at the excesses superheroes could...

Signal 8 Press: February sale! (and a few other items)

Everyone loves a sale.  So do we.  During February, the prices of all of our Signal 8 Press titles (apart from the two free teaser e-books, Hellbent by Paul Blaney and Chronicle of an Egg by Peter Tieryas Liu) will be marked down to US$1.99 on Amazon, Omnilit, and Barnes & Noble.  Please note that this applies to the e-books, not the paperbacks! As the poster image above points out, Kindle users outside of the established Kindle Store countries and territories are charged an extra US$2.00 per book.  If you'd like to avoid that charge, our books are available via Omnilit in Kindle, ePub, and PDF… and at this price point, Omnilit actually pays better royalties than Amazon does, hint hint.  We are also using this sale as a very...

This year’s Pushcart nominees

I'm off to the post office to put these in the mail: “Hong Kong Chicken” by Paul Blaney From Handover “Chronology of an Egg” and “Rodenticide” by Peter Tieryas Liu From Watering Heaven “Prologue: Change” by Justin Nicholes From River Dragon Sky “Marble Forest, Karstic Heart” and “The Infinite Monkey Theorem” by yours truly From The Infernal...