Readercon wrap-up: ‘You don’t look Filipino’

Readercon is awesome. The conference for speculative literature is always worthwhile, as it offers a deep dive into issues and concerns that are at the forefront of literature. So I got to hear luminaries like Michael Dirda and Peter Straub talk about their development as readers and writers. (Dirda doesn’t have time to reread books;Continue reading “Readercon wrap-up: ‘You don’t look Filipino’”

Reading at Readercon

I’ll be one of the readers reading a story from the anthology “Long Hidden” at Readercon next week’s Friday. What’s Readercon? It’s a literary conference that focuses on “imaginative” literature. It is like a sci-fi / fantasy conference but without the costumes, games, movies and music. It’s all about writers and writing, and readers andContinue reading “Reading at Readercon”

Who I’ll be reading with on Bloomsday

I’ll be taking part in a Bloomsday reading with a great group of people. Here is who will be reading, and which part of Ulysses they’ll be reading: o Tina Lincer, Telemachus, Episode 1 o Michael Janairo, Nestor, Ep. 2 o Marea Gordett, Calypso, Ep. 3 o Michael Halloran, The Wandering Rocks, Ep. 10 oContinue reading “Who I’ll be reading with on Bloomsday”

Review: ‘The Year of the Flood’ of The MaddAddam Trilogy by Margaret Atwood

Everything and nothing changes in “The Year of the Flood,” the second book of Margaret Atwood’s “MaddAddam Trilogy.” I have to admit, when I first read “Oryx and Crake,” I didn’t know it was going to be part of a trilogy. When I first read “The Year of the Flood,” I thought of it asContinue reading “Review: ‘The Year of the Flood’ of The MaddAddam Trilogy by Margaret Atwood”

First impression: MaddAddam in development for HBO

Today’s news that HBO will be adapting Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy comes with mixed feelings. That it is HBO? Awesome, because that will mean the three novels (Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood and MaddAddam) will get space and time to unfold and be more fully realized than they probably could be asContinue reading “First impression: MaddAddam in development for HBO”

Review: Oryx and Crake of The MaddAddam Trilogy by Margaret Atwood

I recently started listening to the audiobook version of MaddAddam but then stopped after the first disc. I had read Oryx and Crake when it first came out 11 or so years ago (as well as The Year of the Flood when it first came out), and I realized I needed a refresher in MargaretContinue reading “Review: Oryx and Crake of The MaddAddam Trilogy by Margaret Atwood”

Help Joe Hill help Sci-Fi & Fantasy

An intriguing string of tweets earlier this week: That’s right, after all these years, the “Best American …” series will finally start to showcase the best in Sci-Fi and Fantasy, and you can help guest editor Joe Hill by sending him recommendations for stories via this webpage: http://submissions.johnjosephadams.com/basff/submit/.

‘Angela and the Scar’ called a ‘standout’ tale in ‘Long Hidden’

In case you didn’t know, the anthology of all-new short fiction “Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History” comes out on Friday, May 9, 2014. A review from RT Books says the editors “have assembled some superstar-powered stories,” and then it goes on to point out three “standout tales” out of the 27Continue reading “‘Angela and the Scar’ called a ‘standout’ tale in ‘Long Hidden’”

UPDATE: Mark your calendars: Long Hidden, the anthology, is on its way

UPDATE: Change of date and time (see below) The anthology “Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History,” which includes one of my short stories (“Angela and the Scar”), has a release date: May 9, 2014. Where can you buy the book? Check out the publisher’s page, Crossed Genres. The trade paperback edition isContinue reading “UPDATE: Mark your calendars: Long Hidden, the anthology, is on its way”