(aka Tidbits and Updates)

As an update to my convention schedule this year, I’m coming in as a part of the Texas Library Association conference (Houston, TX).  April 18 (10:15 – 11:50 AM) I’ll be on the panel African American Pioneers of Horror and Science Fiction: Creating good horror and science fiction is a true art. Join a panel of African Americans authors as they discuss the unique and appealing elements of these genres and share selections.  Maurice Broaddus and Nalo Hopkinson. (Black Caucus Round Table).

I give a preview for it here (plus do a short reading from my novel, King’s War).

I was interviewed over on the Heroic Times blog as one of their “Monarchs of Mayhem”.  Check it out to hear which stories of mine are completely unpublishable as well as lists of some of my favorite stuff.

Not too long ago I mentioned Chris F. Holm’s book, Dead Harvest.  He’s over on my buddy’s site, The Sci-Fi Guys Book Review doing a guest blog discussing what folks mean by noir:

But regardless of whose definition you go with, you’ll notice something’s lacking: namely, any mention of genre. That’s because for as much as noir’s assumed to be a subset of crime fiction, it’s more vibe than subgenre. And, as many an enterprising modern writer seems intent on proving, that vibe is one that plays just as well with fantasy and science fiction as it does with crime. Witness William Gibson’s brilliant NEUROMANCER (which, okay, came out a while back, but then Gibson’s always been ahead of the curve), Jeff VanderMeer’s unsettling FINCH, or any number of works put out by my (utterly fantastic) publisher, Angry Robot, by folks like Adam Christopher, Tim Waggoner, and Lauren Beukes.

Check out the rest of it here.