Kickstarter Panel

Just before Worldcon, I had the opportunity to travel to Kickstarter headquarters and participate in a discussion on short fiction. They’ve published the video from our panel:

A quick contest…

I’ve been given copies of:

Echopraxia by Peter Watts


The Ultra Thin Man by Patrick Swenson

to give away to a lucky reader living in the United States or Canada. (No internationals this time, sorry. I’m not the one shipping them.)

This time, I’m doing a Twitter-based contest. To enter, simply tweet the name and a link to your favorite Clarkesworld story with the hashtag #readclarkesworld  (NOTE: retweeting someone’s entry does not enter you in the contest)

Friday morning (8/8), I’ll pick a single winner and they’ll receive both books.


UPGRADED now available for preorder!

upgraded-mockup5-600UPGRADED is now available for preorder!

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August 2014 Issue of Clarkesworld

The August 2014 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available. You can get the issue:

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AUGUST 2014 – ISSUE #95


“Five Stages of Grief After the Alien Invasion” by Caroline M. Yoachim
“Bonfires in Anacostia” by Joseph Tomaras
“The Saint of the Sidewalks” by Kat Howard
“The Rose Witch” by James Patrick Kelly
“Seven Years from Home” by Naomi Novik
“Nevermore” by Ian R. MacLeod


“The Issue of Gender in Genre Fiction: Conclusions” by Susan E. Connolly
“Human Nature: A Conversation with Peter Watts” by Julie Novakova
“Another Word: Obstacles and Style” by Daniel Abraham
“Editor’s Desk: Having an Adventure with Dad” by Neil Clarke


This month’s stories will be released in audio form over the course of the month. Read by Kate Baker.


Slumbering Naiad by Julie Dillon

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Kickstarter Presents: New Trends In Sci-Fi and Fantasy

On Thursday August 7th, I’ll be participating on a panel at Kickstarter HQ about new trends in the genre, and offering tips for publishing your own SF/F stories.

The full panel lineup is:

  • Neil Clarke, editor of Clarkesworld magazine
  • Rose Fox and Daniel José Older, editors of the Long Hidden anthology
  • Alex Shvartsman, editor of the Unidentified Funny Objects anthology series
  • Brian White, editor of Fireside magazine  
  • Margot Atwell (moderator), publishing community manager at Kickstarter

It’s free, but space is limited. The talk will run about an hour, with snacks and mingling to follow. Hope to see you there!

Event info:

Kickstarter Presents: New Trends In Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Thursday August 7 | 7 to 9:30pm
Kickstarter HQ
58 Kent Street
Brooklyn NY 11222

RSVP now:

Loncon Schedule

Looks like I have one panel at Loncon, but it ties in nicely with UPGRADED

We Can Rebuild You
Sunday 10:00 – 11:00, London Suite 2 (ExCeL)
Cherry Potts (M), Neil Clarke, Tore Høie, Helen McCarthy, Marieke Nijkamp

SF medicine regularly comes up with “cures” for disabled bodies—from Geordi LaForge’s visor to the transfer of Jake Sully’s consciousness in Avatar—but the implications of such interventions are not always thought through as fully as we might hope. How does a rhetoric of medical breakthroughs and scientific progress shape these stories, and shape SF’s representation of lived physical difference? In what ways can SF narratives address dis/ability without either minimising or exaggerating such difference?

Aside from that, I’ll be attending the Hugo Awards with my dad and just generally wandering around talking with people. Now I just need to see if I can find someone who would be willing to stock a few of my books on their table in the dealer’s room. :)