Epics and "Insects"
In the meantime, two updates:
Not at all inspired by seeing The Hobbit: Now Only 15% Hobbit, I wrote a piece for io9 about what happens when everything is epic. Obviously fantasy will always have room for epics, and epics can make great stories, but not every story makes a good epic. Unfortunately, Hollywood won't consider until epics stop making money, so we'll all just wait here, I guess. (I also threw down a little for the Secret of NIMH, just because.)
Second, my upcoming Tor.com story, "The Insects of Love," has an awesomely unsettling cover, thanks to Irene Gallo and artist Tran Nguyen:
The story itself is slated for April 2014, I believe.
Okay, now to leave the house for the first time in [don't ask] and tackle some end of year errands, and then an end of year blog post, because seriously.