A grant fraud investigation turns up a time loop and an alien midlife crisis in my second Ravy Uvana story, "The Scene of the Crime". Read it in the latest issue of Clarkesworld: clarkesworldmagazine.com/richa

Carlos's passive-aggressive parents are building a mysterious structure in the backyard and searching YouTube in an unknown language. Is it possession, alien invasion, or just part of their marriage? Find out in my new Clarkesworld story, "Two Spacesuits": clarkesworldmagazine.com/richa

Presenting the Situation Normal bonus story! "We, the Unwilling" is a Thanksgiving tale of weaponized hallucinogens and ready-to-eat turkey dinners: candlemarkandgleam.com/2021/11

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You can listen to me read my story "Mandatory Arbitration" on the latest episode of the Analog podcast: podomatic.com/podcasts/analogs

My space-opera legal comedy "Mandatory Arbitration" is out in the most recent issue of Analog. I just picked up my copy and I love Soo Lee's artwork for the story!

In Strange Horizons, Kelly Jennings calls Situation Normal "a hilarious, deeply moving, fast-paced yarn that catches hold of its reader and never lets go."


The final part of my Situation Normal author commentary talks about the sequel that probably won't happen, and the Constellation Games sequel that probably will: crummy.com/2021/01/26/0

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Part six of my Situation Normal author commentary reveals a bunch of hidden inspirations and references: crummy.com/2021/01/22/0

Part five of the Situation Normal author commentary showcases the many, many deleted scenes: crummy.com/2021/01/19/0

Part four of the Situation Normal author commentary discusses the three alien religions I created for the novel: crummy.com/2021/01/15/0

Part three of the Situation Normal author commentary covers one of my favorite topics: designing space aliens! crummy.com/2021/01/12/0

Part two of the Situation Normal author commentary goes into high-level worldbuilding; and rules for naming characters, planets and spacecraft: crummy.com/2021/01/08/0

On Tuesdays and Fridays I'll be posting some Situation Normal commentary essays, for those who are done reading the book and want to look inside to see how it works.

Up first: plot structure, the Lebowski connection, and origins of the major characters: crummy.com/2021/01/05/0


I've just published a 38-page sampler from my upcoming book of advice on rejuvenating #opensource projects: "Getting Unstuck".

You can get this 38-page ebook for free when you subscribe to my email newsletter (1-10 updates per year). buttondown.email/Changeset


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