HBO PR reached out to me about seeing Lovecraft Country, first episode dropping tonight. As a mixed race SF author I have a complicated relationship with Lovecraft, but the trailers intrigued. Mostly Black cast? Black writer-producer? Yes please! Check Lovecraft Country out not just because HBO gave me a goody bag and a free view,… Continue reading The Tentacled Monster Here is Racism: Lovecraft Country Episode 1
Author: Tobias S. Buckell
This is a test of integrating Ulysses and WordPress.
So this is a test blog entry to see if Ulysses is synched up to my blog. I’ve not been blogging much, but as I recently withdrew a bit from Twitter and Facebook in order to finish a novel and wrap up another really cool freelance project, I started to think about ways to optimize… Continue reading This is a test of integrating Ulysses and WordPress.
My First Month of Locking Down in a Small Town
I've spent a month doing my best to help my community and prepare my household for Covid-19.
I Was the Author Guest of Honor at Capricon 40!
I had the honor of being the Guest of Honor at the science fiction convention Capricon in Chicago just a little over a week ago...
How Much Should You Write Every Day?
This is too honest by far, and I wonder if it is perhaps unhelpful for me to talk openly about. Vulnerable is hard. But, I would have loved to have read this years ago, so let’s do this: I want to talk about how much I write, and my current experiment of writing 500 words… Continue reading How Much Should You Write Every Day?
You’re Not an Imposter if You Have a Dayjob and Write
Over the years I’ve seen some writers who took the full time plunge express strong imposter syndrome and a sense of shame when going back to a day job. Sometimes it kills their desire to write because they feel like a failure. I don’t think biographies of writers emphasize how many famous writers had day… Continue reading You’re Not an Imposter if You Have a Dayjob and Write
They Say There’s No Room for Immigrants While Desperate Rural Towns Lie Empty All Across the Western World
Here's a thing I keep noticing, and it drives me nuts. In Italy, a ship captain is arrested for bringing immigrants to shore after rescuing from them near death at sea: The number of migrants reaching Italy's shores has drastically diminished - just 2,800 so far this year - and the country is now led… Continue reading They Say There’s No Room for Immigrants While Desperate Rural Towns Lie Empty All Across the Western World
What To Do With a Business Card at a Conference
I was lucky enough to get to attend the Nebula Awards this year, and I was there in my new role as a Director at Large. This meant that, instead of ghosting in to see my friends, I was meeting a lot of people and exchanging business cards. Someone noticed a habit of mine that… Continue reading What To Do With a Business Card at a Conference
A Little About My Story “Apocalypse Considered Through a Helix of Semiprecious Foods and Recipes” Now Out in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
My latest short story is out in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. When I first started writing short stories, back in the 90s, F&SF was one of the 'big three' that I really wanted to get a story in to cross off my bucket list. The big three were Asimov's, F&SF, and Analog.… Continue reading A Little About My Story “Apocalypse Considered Through a Helix of Semiprecious Foods and Recipes” Now Out in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
100 Years of Writer’s Digest (#WritersDigest100): Some Thoughts
Writer's Digest is celebrating its 100th anniversary, which is pretty epic. At the same time, the parent company of F&W is also declaring bankruptcy. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... I've been at the writing game since the early 1990s. I was a teenager when I first mailed off… Continue reading 100 Years of Writer’s Digest (#WritersDigest100): Some Thoughts
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