Because it's already September (how? What?), and there are some things to catch up on!
• Mechanique is out in Brazil, and Darkside has done some gorgeous design for it; check out their page for O Circo Mecânico Tresaulti!
• I've sold my novelette "The Insects of Love" to Tor.com! It will be appearing sometime next spring, which will coincide with plenty of bugs, so that's nice.
• I also have some reprints in anthologies that came out this summer: "Carthago Delena Est" appears in Aliens: Recent Encounters, and "Armless Maidens of the American West" appears in The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror!
• Non-fiction-wise, I'm extremely excited to announce that my piece "Trousseau: Fashion for Time Travelers" will be appearing in The Time Traveler's Almanac, edited by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer! It looks currently as if it will also be out next spring. (The link goes to SFSignal, which has the whole awesome table of contents, as well as this beautiful cover.)
And over at the AV Club, I checked out a couple of milestone episodes:
• The Soup's 500th Episode, which did exactly what it came to do (recap some aamzin things, and made me almost want to watch Whodunnit?, until I was informed the rhyming verses about murder (actual thing) only happened in the finale, which has me reconsidering.
• And of course, the cultural pillar that was low-stakes parlor-game series Hollywood Game Night came to a close last week. If you can handle Jane Lynch channeling Fred Willard in a movie where he plays a '70s game show host competing for Smarmiest of the Year, the actual game-playing part is oddly soothing, and the sometimes-surreal teams either provide comedy or vicarious embarrassment, depending.
There's more coming up soon on the blog (this place is a little dusty), but I wanted to take stock before an entire other month passed by, because IT'S ALREADY SEPTEMBER.