Pay no attention to the author behind the curtain: the story behind “Remains of the Witch” is up at Side-Show Freaks.
A behind-the-scenes look at “We Who Steal Faces” is now up at Sideshow Freaks, the blog for Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show.
This post contains spoilers for “The Gold Silkworm” at Fantasy Magazine. Please read the story first. Thanks!
Tattoos of Chinese phrases play an important role in “The Gold Silkworm”. I had originally intended to include them as visual aids, but the story worked without them. Also, it was difficult to embed Chinese fonts for electronic submissions to magazines. So, here they are instead as story extras.
“A Sweet Calling” in Clarkesworld #44 is my tribute to the vanishing art of candy blowing, which has been seen in the streets of China since the Tang Dynasty.
Watch a modern Tangren at work: