Monday, July 14, 2014

On September 3rd, will publish my translation of Julio Cortazar's story "Cefalea" ("Headache").  This story has never appeared in English before, and I believe mine is the first English translation of it.  

I discovered this story by accident, having mistakenly purchased the Spanish edition of his collection Bestiario.  When I tried to collate its table of contents with my English edition of his stories, I found one tale, "Cefalea" unaccounted for.  I decided to try translating it for my own edification ... now here we are.  

I would be even worse than I am if I lost this chance to thank Ann VanderMeer for making this publication possible, to thank TOR, and to thank the Cortazar estate for accepting my translation of this story.  

The official announcement from TOR went up this morning, and you can read it here.


My thanks and salutations to all my friends at Readercon, and a tip of the hat to my tolerators.  

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


PS ...

Ebook versions of both The Traitor and The Tyrant are included in the storybundle, alongside Amal El-Mohtar's Honey Month, Tainaron by Leena Krohn (a superb writer), Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck, Jeff Vandermeer's Third Bear, and a collection called It Came from the North edited by Desirina Boskovich.  There is also a kosher chimera cookbook put together by Jeff and Ann. 

Find it here

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Back again. 

New Stories:

Two excerpts from my unpublished novel UNLANGUAGE have appeared recently.  One, in German translation, appears in Abyssus Intellectualis.  The other, in the original Unlanguage, is in the latest issue of PostScripts to Darkness

"Learn to Kill," in Children of Old Leech.

Plus two others, entitled "Altar, Altar" and "Infestations."  I'll announce where as soon as I am free to.

New Novel: 

ANIMAL MONEY.  Lazy Fascist Press will be publishing this one, sometime next year. 

And Readercon once again.