Hello all! It’s been a great year writing-wise for me!
First off, I’m excited to announce that I’ve sold a flash story, “Discard the Sun for It has Failed Us” to Uncanny Magazine! It’s my first time in Uncanny, and “Discard the Sun” couldn’t have found a better home.
In 2017 I sold a few short stories, wrote lots of new words, and turned in the edits for Noumenon: Infinity (scheduled for release in August 2018!). But the biggest writing event for me, by far, was the release of my debut novel, Noumenon. I am so pleased with its reception, and am very honored that so many people have connected with it.
Noumenon has made three major best-of lists:
Which, according to this Kirkus article, makes it one of the best of the best sci-fi books of the year. I’m happy to see my little sci-fi novel touch so many people, and I want to thank everyone who has worked on it, read it, reviewed it, and recommended it! It would be just another manuscript on my hard drive without all of you.
It was also a great year for me reading-wise. I have read some fantastic books this year. Here are some of my favorites:
The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden
An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard
Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor
Breath of Earth by Beth Cato (Note: this book was published in 2016. Its sequel, Call of Fire, came out in 2017.)
My to-be-read pile once again grew faster than my read pile, but I’m looking forward to reading these books soon:
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
The Genius Plague by David Walton
Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng
Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
Autonomous by Annalee Newitz
Hope you all found something amazing to read this year; here’s wishing you more happy reading in 2018! And remember, if you like a book, leave a review or tell a friend! It’s the best gift you can give an author, after buying their book. 🙂