September 9, 2015
The Body Pirate
The big news on the writing front is my novelette “The Body Pirate” appeared in the July/August 2015 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Here’s an interview I did with F&SF about the story.
This is certainly my weirdest piece yet, so I knew it wouldn’t work for everyone. But the people who like it seem to really like it. “The Body Pirate” was my first story ever to get a coveted “Recommended” rating from Lois Tilton at Locus Online. Dreaming About Other Worlds declared it the best story in the issue, out of an amazing array of authors that includes James Patrick Kelly, Richard Chwedyk, Rachel Pollack, Matthew Hughes, Oliver Buckram, Naomi Kritzer, and others. And readers have been kind enough to recommend it for next year’s Hugo Award at CiaraCat’s list of recommendations and at the Hugo Nominations Wikia. I even got fan mail for the piece from Hugo- and Nebula-winning author James Patrick Kelly himself!
A huge thank you to everyone who had the patience to work their way through this peculiar story!