Recommended Reading List: January, 2010

Lost nearly a week of reading to the damn flu (although I did finish Season 7 of 24, so it wasn’t a complete waste of time).  What I did read, though, was marvelous.  January was a banner month. January, 2010 Bruen, Ken, The Guards, St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2001.  Let me just say, “Oh, my.”  I had no idea you could write like this and get […]

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A couple of free things

Smart Pop Books has put my controversial essay, “Barbarian Confessions,” on their website for free–one week only.  If you’ve been reading my nonfiction columns, you’ll see me refer to this essay a lot.  Here’s your chance to read it.  You can find it here. And, last week, I got interviewed for the nifty podcast site, StarShipSofa. Check out the excerpt here. The entire interview will […]

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Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Networking Part One

Artwork donated by Pati Nagle. The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Networking Part One Kristine Kathryn Rusch Sometimes the topics that I’ve overlooked in my single-minded attempt at finishing this Guide astound me.  If I had written a proposal for the Guide before I actually completed the manuscript, I would have estimated the Guide’s length at 70,000 words, and I would have covered a few of the […]

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Recovering Apollo 8 And Other Stories

On May 1, Golden Gryphon is releasing my latest short story collection, Recovering Apollo 8 and Other Stories.  The collection features all of my award-winning and best-of science fiction/fantasy stories from the last five years or so.  None of these stories have been in previous collections, and some are very hard to find.  It also has a stunning Bob Eggleton cover.  Bob and I are […]

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The Disappearance of Wicked

One of my own personal favorites–“The Disappearance of Wicked”–appears in the March/April edition of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.  I think I like this story because I needed a writer’s office cat, so I inserted my own. The Goddess, as she appears in this story, was as she appeared in life–forever biting the hand that fed her, threatening the raccoons, and being her usual tough self. […]

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Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Goals and Dreams

The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Goals and Dreams Kristine Kathryn Rusch Last week, I discussed the two kinds of business plans—the kind you draw up for a financial reason (such as trying to get a loan or to lure investors), and the kind you draw up for yourself.  If you haven’t read this post, I suggest you do so, not just because it will help you […]

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My last IROSF column

My last IROSF column went live last week.  IROSF is going away, sadly. The IROSF folks asked me not to write about how much I’d miss IROSF (I will) because they didn’t want the entire issue to be about the loss of IROSF.  I did talk about it a bit, but I also talked about the way magazines come and go–and one small line in […]

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I spent the weekend as one of the Guests of Honor at the Radcon Science Fiction convention.  If you haven’t attended a con in a while, go to next year’s Radcon. You’ll have a blast.  This is my third (?) Radcon, and I’ve had fun every time.  It’s in Pasco, Washington.  I forgot to take pictures, but fortunately, others remembered.  This photo, of the book […]

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Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Business Plan

Artwork donated by Pati Nagle. The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Business Plan Kristine Kathryn Rusch In some ways, this is an ironic post, because I have reached a point in my life where I’ve realized that most plans don’t work. What I envisioned for myself as an 18-year-old wannabe writer has not happened.  What has happened are things that I never could have imagined.  Even my […]

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The Amazing Quizmo

I just got my author’s copies of North American Review for my story “The Amazing Quizmo.”  Quizmo is one of my personal favorites, set in Portland, with biking and bar trivia contests.  The issue came out in the summer, which I hadn’t realized or I would’ve let you all know sooner!  Anyway, I’m sure you can order back issues here. I haven’t yet read the […]

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