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“The Ride” by Rodolphe Guenoden

September 9, 2013 by


“The Ride” by Rodolphe Guenoden    

Dumb Ways to Die*

November 21, 2012 by


For those of you who have not yet seen it:   * Can’t help thinking this would be a kind of appropriate title for the book. Makes at least as much sense as Wizards in Space.  

Let Me Lead You Into Darkness

June 15, 2012 by


So someone asked me yesterday why I didn’t just find a way to take out the inconvenient minion without killing him. It’s interesting, because there are a number of places where I’ve done exactly that. And I thought about doing it here too. After all, in the original draft of this section no one died […]

No One Expects the Spanish Inquisition. Or Satan.

May 15, 2012 by


My laptop just kernel panicked itself to death. Which is a really great way to start your day, let me tell you. This is a lesson to us all. Never become complacent. To reinforce this lesson for the rest of you I am going to leave this here:    

Clowns. Dangerous. Just saying.

April 23, 2012 by


  Clearly, there’s a reason some people get freaked out by them. Death by clowns. Not a myth. It’s interesting. I liked being a clown and I think they’re creepy. I’m not sure what that says about me. Or what it means that when I tell people I used to be a clown they’re either completely […]

Killing People Takes Me to My Happy Place

February 6, 2012 by


I’ve known how Path (the series) ends for a while now (which is immeasurably comforting) but that just means I can see all six thousand plot strands and characters threads that are converging on the final book. And right now it like it’s going to be this dense, frenetic cascade of trauma and I just […]

This is a Public Service Announcement. This is Only a Test.

October 19, 2011 by


So it turns out my capacity to talk about myself, my writing, and stories in general is more or less infinite. Nobody is shocked. Well, me, a little. I never intended to write here this regularly.* It creates expectations. (That should be read in a deep and portentous voice: Expectaaa-tionss…!) I’d just started to wonder: […]