Reading at Cymera Fest: Event Horizon! Sat. June 5

I’ll be reading at the virtual Cymera Fest (Scotland’s Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Writing)—with Shoreline of Infinity: Event Horizon!

Sat. June 5, 8pm-9:30pm UK Time (3pm-4:30pm EST)

—with thanks to the organizers!

Looking forward to seeing you there! Excited! 🙂

Balticon appearance!

I’ll be appearing in several Balticon events at the end of May, including panels and a reading. It will be virtual and free this year. Balticon 55 is soliciting donations through GoFundMe.

Balticon 55: The Maryland Regional Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

Here is the schedule of virtual events in which I will be appearing (all times are in Eastern Standard Time):

Saturday, May 29, 10 am

Advances in Tech vs Your Spec Fic


Anne Gray (moderator), Doug Dluzen, D.A. Xiaolin Spires, Marie Vibbert, Don Sakers

Saturday, May 29, 11:30 am

Affirming Representation of Marginalized People

Mount Washington

Gabriella Etoniru (moderator), Devin Randall, Mary Fan, Lee Murray, D.A. Xiaolin Spires

Sunday, May 30, 11:30 am

Projected Futures of Food, Drink, and Utensils

Pride of Baltimore II

D.A. Xiaolin Spires (moderator), Beth Morris Tanner, Marie Vibbert

Sunday, May 30, 5:30 pm

How to Incorporate Critique

Mount Washington

Doc Coleman (moderator), Mark L. Van Name, Devin Randall, D.A. Xiaolin Spires, C. L. Polk

Monday, May 31, 1 pm

Reading: D.A. Xiaolin Spires

Excited to be there in the virtual space, meeting you all! See you there!!

“Caihong Juji” will be available in Japanese in Kaguya Planet!

I am happy to announce that my short story, “Caihong Juji,” originally published in Robot Dinosaurs! will be translated into Japanese (entitled「虹色恐竜」 ) by translator 勝山海百合 Umiyuri Katsuyama. More information is available on Umiyuri’s blog (in Japanese). 

I’m excited to see it in print! Thanks Umiyuri and the editorial team at Kaguya Planet!

Edited to Add:

Translator Umiyuri wears multiple hats–she also writes speculative fiction and her work has won accolades. Check out this write-up of Umiyuri’s work by Toshiya Kamei. There are many links in this article to her work, readily available to read in English and other languages online.