Category Archives: Writing

Airship Ambassador interview

I did an interview about my story, “Our Chymical Seance”, in Clockwork Canada. Part 1 has been posted.


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Clockwork Canada Event, May 10

Here’s a book launch for Clockwork Canada on May 10 at Supermarket that I will be at:


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“The Sweetest Skill” at BCS

The Sweetest Skill” is now out at Beneath Ceaseless Skies! It’s the third story to feature the candyman Ao, and the audio version is another awesome telling by John Meagher.

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For Auroras Consideration: Cosmobotica

For those of you who may be thinking about nominating works for the Aurora Awards this year, please consider the short story “Cosmobotica” by Costi Gurgu and Tony Pi, which first appeared in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF DIESELPUNK (edited by Sean Wallace). Here’s a review of the story. There will be a free audio version available soon at StarshipSofa. Thank you.


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“A Hex, With Bees” Wins Best English Poem/Song in Aurora Awards

My poem “A Hex, With Bees” won the 2015 Aurora Award in the Best English Poem/Song category! Many thanks to the editors and publisher of Wrestling With Gods: Tesseracts 18 (Jerome Stueart and Liana Kerzner, and Brian Hades at EDGE).

I didn’t win in the Short Fiction category but my good friend Eric Choi did. Congratulations Eric, and to Julie Czerneda for the Best Novel win, and everyone else who won.

(That’s my ankle in a cast next to the trophy – I guess I took ‘break a leg’ too literally.)


2015 Aurora Award, Best English Poem/Song

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Story sale: The Sweetest Skill

I’ve sold a short story, “The Sweetest Skill”, to Beneath Ceaseless Skies. It will likely appear in April 2016 with an electronic and audio version.

This story follows “A Sweet Calling” and “No Sweeter Art” (both of which also have audio versions).

Also, “The Curse of Chimère” will be translated and reprinted in a Belgian steampunk anthology.


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