I’m a science fiction writer, represented by Sally Harding of CookeMcDermid. These are my books.
New Arcadia is a city-sized oil rig off the coast of the Canadian Maritimes, now owned by one very wealthy, powerful, byzantine family: Lynch Ltd.
Hwa is of the few people in her community (which constitutes the whole rig) to forgo bio-engineered enhancements. As such, she’s the last truly organic person left on the rig–making her doubly an outsider, as well as a neglected daughter and bodyguard extraordinaire. Still, her expertise in the arts of self-defense and her record as a fighter mean that her services are yet in high demand. When the youngest Lynch needs training and protection, the family turns to Hwa. But can even she protect against increasingly intense death threats seemingly coming from another timeline?
Meanwhile, a series of interconnected murders threatens the city’s stability and heightens the unease of a rig turning over. All signs point to a nearly invisible serial killer, but all of the murders seem to lead right back to Hwa’s front door. Company Town has never been the safest place to be–but now, the danger is personal.
A brilliant, twisted mystery, as one woman must evaluate saving the people of a town that can’t be saved, or saving herself.
An anthology of collected stories from various Canadian authors, based on Ian Fleming’s fourteen published Bond novels, edited by Canadian genre authors Madeline Ashby and David Nickle. Includes new fiction from Charlie Stross, Alyx Dellamonica, Kelly Robson, Karl Schroeder, Robert J. Wiersema, and more! To be published in Canada only.
Amy Peterson is a self-replicating humanoid robot known as a VonNeumann.
For the past five years, she has been grown slowly as part of a mixed organic/synthetic family. She knows very little about her android mother’s past, so when her grandmother arrives and attacks her mother, Amy wastes no time: she eats her alive.
Now she carries her malfunctioning granny as a partition on her memory drive, and she’s learning impossible things about her clade’s history – like the fact that she alone can kill humans without failsafing…
Javier is a self-replicating humanoid on a journey of redemption.
Javier’s quest takes him from Amy’s island, where his actions have devastating consequences for his friend, toward Mecha where he will find either salvation… or death.
Listed below are the stories of mine that other people have published. Some of them are free. They are listed chronologically, so the most recent publications will be at the bottom of this page. I hope that you enjoy them. And hey, if you would like to commission a story from me, which is how many of these stories began, just get in touch via the comment form up top!
- “In Which Joe and Laurie Save Rock n’ Roll” Tesseracts Eleven (Honourable Mention, Year’s Best Science Fiction 2007)
- “Fitting A New Suit” (free) FLURB #6
- “ßoyfriend” (free) WorldChanging Canada, Escape Pod
- “Off-Track Betting” (free) FLURB #7
- “The Chair” Nature
- “Milk+” (free) The Orphan #2
- “Ishin” Shine: An Anthology of Optimistic SF
- “Zombies, Condoms and Shenzhen: The Surprising Link Between the Undead and The Unborn” (free) Flurb #10
- “The Education of Junior Number 12” (free) Angry Robot Books (also available in Year’s Best SF 17 and Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing)
- “Photographic Memory” in The Tomorrow Project: Imagining the Future and Building It
- “Social Services” in An Aura of Familiarity: The Coming Age of Networked Matter
- “Come From Away” in Upgraded
- By the Time We Get to Arizona” in The Hieroglyph Anthology
- “Memento Mori” in Meeting Infinity
- “The Dreams in the Bitch House” in Postscripts to Darkness
- “Panic City” in Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow
- “Thieving Magpie” in Eclipse Phase: After the Fall
- “Domestic Violence” (free) in Slate
- “Tierra y Libertad” (free) in MIT Technology Review
- “Withnail & Us” (free) in Toronto 2033
- “Blue Lotus” (free) in Current Futures: A Sci-Fi Ocean Anthology
- “Porcelain Claws in Cinnamon Earth” (free) in Avatars, Inc
- “Orphan Black, the Next Chapter [Episodes 5 &8]” at SerialBox
- An interview on why I’m a science fiction writer
- A profile of me in The Globe and Mail
For a while I was a columnist for the Ottawa Citizen, a PostMedia publication. You can read my columns here.
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What does “free” actually mean? Some Creative Commons License? Public Domain? Read online but don’t download and share?
Well, in this context it just means “not behind a paywall.”
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Just finished vN. It was simply brilliant. Please write more.
I just finished reading your short story “The Education of Junior Number 12” and loved it, looking forward to getting your novel vN.