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Some Recent Interviews

Some Recent Interviews

In anticipation of ReV finally hitting doorsteps and tablets, I’ve been doing some interviews: My first Locus interview An interview in Clarkesworld The Big Idea at Whatever (I’ve done The Big Idea for all three Machine Dynasty novels, I believe, but this particular entry is pretty special to me.)   If you’re curious about my books or my process (or lack thereof), I definitely rambled on enough in each of these places to wipe that curiosity away forever. Snip: The…

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ReV is out!

ReV is out!

It’s true! For real, this time! You can buy it here! (You can buy it lots of places: Amazon, B&N, Powell’s, Waterstones, Book Depository, Chapters Indigo, Bakka-Phoenix, and elseswhere!)People have been telling me all day that they’ve received Fed-Ex notices and Kindle alerts, so this is really happening! For real! To those of you who have reached out over the years asking where this book was, or when you could read it, I apologize. I’m sorry it took so long….

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Did I mention I have two books coming out this summer?

Did I mention I have two books coming out this summer?

It may feel like the world is slowing to a stop, but publishing grinds on. Did I mention I have two books coming out this summer? Well, I do. They both come out this July, within (I believe) a week of each other. One is How To Future: Leading and Sensemaking in an Age of Hyperchange . (I swear there will be a blurb on that cover — we just can’t reveal it yet.) The other is ReV: The Third…

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Awards eligibility, 2018

Awards eligibility, 2018

Technically, I should have posted this late in 2018. But I didn’t, because I was catching up on a lot of things in December that would have been done in November, had my husband not had three surgeries and an extended hospital stay that month. So! Here are some stories of mine that were published in 2018.

New fiction!

New fiction!

Due to a quirk of deadlines and contracts, I have four new pieces of fiction out this month. Here they are: “A Stopped Clock” in The Atlantic Council’s War Stories from the Future. This is about smart cities and the future of urban warfare, as narrated by a middle-aged street vendor in Korea with an unspoken crush on her co-worker. This story will also appear in Gardner Dozois’ Year’s Best 33, which is very flattering. “Be Seeing You” in Pwning…

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LICENCE EXPIRED: open for submissions!

LICENCE EXPIRED: open for submissions!

That’s right, agents. We’re open for business. David Nickle and Madeline Ashby are co-editing Licence Expired: the Unauthorized James Bond for ChiZine Publications, seeking stories based on the character of James Bond as described in Ian Fleming’s fourteen published works. The anthology will be published by ChiZine Publications in Canada only, as Fleming’s work has entered the public domain only in Canada and a few other countries. Because of those legal restrictions, stories must only reference elements from Fleming’s stories,…

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About LICENCE EXPIRED, the unauthorized Bond anthology I’m co-editing with David Nickle

About LICENCE EXPIRED, the unauthorized Bond anthology I’m co-editing with David Nickle

It’s true! Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels and short stories are now public domain in Canada. When I heard this, I immediately asked my Twitter followers if I should write a James Bond novel. (Response was enthusiastic.) The thing is, I’ve already sort of written one — my second novel, iD: The Second Machine Dynasty, drew a great deal of inspiration from Fleming’s work. It’s a fast, brutal, pulpy adventure story about an Hispanic self-replicating humanoid trying to find a…

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Big news: Company Town will be published by Tor!

Big news: Company Town will be published by Tor!

Yes, it’s true. Company Town has been acquired by Tor Books. Angry Robot will no longer be publishing it. I explain how this happened at io9: Ashby tells io9 that her editor had left Angry Robot before editing Company Town, and meanwhile the book was delayed — so she informed the authors who were blurbing it that there was no rush, after all. One of those would-be blurbers offered to show the book to his editor at Tor instead, and…

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Interstellar: you will believe in life in space

Interstellar: you will believe in life in space

Dave and I are in Washington DC for the World Fantasy convention, and among the places we’ve visited in town is the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum. It’s an awesome place, with scale reproductions of spacefaring vessels, artifacts from past missions, and exhibits on everything from celestial navigation to the spectroscopy. While there, we kept seeing posters for IMAX screenings of Interstellar, which we thought we’d have to catch after returning to Toronto. “Wait,” I asked. “Is Interstellar playing…here?” And…

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Hey, where’s my copy of Company Town?

Hey, where’s my copy of Company Town?

  Good question. Glad you asked. If you pre-ordered the book, know two things: a) I’m ever so grateful, and b) it won’t arrive on time. Why is that? My fellow Angry Robot author Kameron Hurley explains it succinctly: So back in June Angry Robot Books, publisher of THE MIRROR EMPIRE, closed its ancillary imprints, Exhibit A and Strange Chemistry. This was part of a wider cost-cutting exercise initiated by Osprey, Angry Robot’s parent company, which was going up for…

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