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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Edgewise

I’ve decided to publish a new chapbook of speculative poetry and microfiction at the end of February, so they’re available for sale at 2010: A Space Oddity. I plan to do a limited, numbered edition of 100, with a mix of three different covers. I’m taking advance orders now via PayPal to joannemerriam@gmail.com (or mail […]

I think about the Medicare form that talked about white figures, and I wonder if they were dreaming of Richard.

SFWA members can nominate work published between July 1st 2008 and December 31st 2009. Since this is an award for fiction, my only Nebula Award eligible work is “Swan Song” (Strange Horizons, published 6 October 2008).

I imagine a whoosh each time my hair lands on the floor and the noises of small brown mammals.

Read “Haircut” by Elizabeth Alexander.

No, I know everything. This is just for fun.

Check out Blockbuster Mining at xkcd: a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.

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Per Contra: The International Journal of the Arts, Literature and Ideas has just accepted my short story “Toy Boy.”

hell yeah EP221: Little Ambushes by Joanne Merriam

The readers of Escape Pod are talking about Best EP episode of 2009 Nominations.

what did I know of love’s austere and lovely offices?

What women do is survive. We live by ones and twos in the chinks of your world-machine.

The creature is back down by his boat, and Ruth is still farther away, clutching herself. Blood is running down her elbow. “Stop it, Don! They aren’t attacking you!” “For god’s sake! Don’t be a fool, I can’t help you if you won’t get away from them!” No reply. Nobody moves. No sound except the […]

Oasis Springs adjacent

2010: A Space Oddity

This minicon in Tuscaloosa, AL is still evolving, but here’s the information I have right now: it’s Saturday, 6 March 2010, 10:30 am until 8:30 pm, in Shelby Hall on the University of Alabama campus. Lou Anders, Jack McDevitt and David Kopaska-Merkel will be there (and so will I). I’ve heard a few other names […]