We’re entering awards season again, so I thought I’d do a (very quick!) roundup of the stuff I have that’s eligible.
“No Mercy to the Rest” went live on PodCastle today, so please go check it out! I really love this story and I think Cherae Clark’s narration is fabulous. It’s about a necromancer going for a job interview at a supervillain’s castle, and it deals with grief, sacrifice, and killer robots. Sadie parked in theContinue reading ““No Mercy to the Rest””
It’s award season again! Everyone’s eligibility posts have been making the rounds so I thought I’d throw together my own extremely short post. “Glory Night” came out in the Welcome to Miskatonic University anthology by Broken Eye Books in July 2019. It qualifies in the short story category of the Hugos, Nebulas, and any otherContinue reading “Award eligibility 2019”
Two of my stories have come out in podcast form in the last couple weeks, and I’m extremely excited about both of them. Having your work read aloud by someone else is such a weird and delightful experience. The first is a reprint of my first short story, “Smooth Stones and Empty Bones,” about aContinue reading “Podcasts of two of my stories”
WXR17 from Bennett North on Vimeo. I just realized I never posted this here! This is all the video from the cruise, condensed into two minutes. I composed a song just for the video, because I’ll take any excuse to compose more music. I posted the song up on Soundcloud if you’re interested in hearingContinue reading “WXR17 video”
Out of Excuses from Bennett North on Vimeo. I put together a lot of the footage I took on last year’s Writing Excuses Cruise and Retreat into a short (perhaps too short) film just so I would feel like I’d done something with the two hours of video I’d taken. During the process I discoveredContinue reading “Writing Excuses – the video feed”
I tweeted about this a while ago but didn’t blog about it, so here: My short story, “Smooth Stones and Empty Bones,” is available in the Event Horizon 2017 anthology of authors eligible for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. You can download it for free up until mid-July. Check that whole thing out, because it’s 800 pages worth of awesome stuff. For FREE.
A friend of mine is organizing a steampunk festival in southeastern Massachusetts for Halloween weekend of this year. If you like steampunk, are free October 28th, and can make it to Attleboro, Massachusetts, I highly recommend you show up! It’s a free event and it’s shaping up to be a pretty awesome day. I’m onContinue reading “Spring has sprung”
Wait, am I eligible for anything this year? I am! Here is the incredibly short list of my award-eligible work: “Smooth Stones and Empty Bones,” F&SF Jan/Feb 2016. This story was just listed in the Tangent Online Recommended Reading List for 2016. Also, as this is my first year of being published, I am nowContinue reading “Resolutions and eligibility”
At the end of the Writing Excuses cruise, while we all mingled in Dazzles, drinking bellinis and rum punch and quietly envying the top ten attendees who had each written over ten thousand—and in some cases twenty thousand—words during the week, Mary Robinette Kowal got up on stage to talk to us about what wasContinue reading “Learning Paralysis”