I’m honored that my short story, “I [28M] Created a Deepfake Girlfriend and Now My Parents Think We’re Getting Married,” first published in the MIT Tech Review, will be included in The Year’s Best Science Fiction from Saga Press, edited by Jonathan Strahan and releasing September 8, 2020.
The anthology will also feature short fiction from Ted Chiang, NK Jemisin, Ken Liu, Caroline Yoachim, Charlie Jane Anders, Elizabeth Bear, Tobias S. Buckell, Malka Older, Fran Wilde, Indrapramit Das, Suzanne Palmer, Rich Larson, Alec Nevala-Lee, SL Huang, E. Lily Yu, Saleem Haddad, Karen Tidbeck, Han Song, Anil Menon, Tegan Moore, Suyi Davis Okungobowa, Vandana Singh, Greg Egan, Chinelo Onwualu.
I’m delighted that both of my 2019 publications, my novel Jade War and my short story, “I [28M] Created a Deepfake Girlfriend And Now My Parents Think We’re Getting Married” are on the 2019 Locus Recommended Reading List along with dozens of other excellent works.
I have a new short story published in the MIT Technology Review this month. “I (28M) Created A Deepfake Girlfriend And Now My Parents Think We’re Getting Married” is a near-future comedy drama about a young man who turns to technology to solve his relationship problems and gets in over his head. You can read it online as part of the magazine’s youth issue.
I was at the Viable Paradise Workshop, where I’m writer-in-residence this week, when I received the news that Cross Fire had been named Best YA Novel at the 2019 Aurora Awards for best Canadian speculative fiction. I’m delighted by this win; even though sequels are often harder to write and better than their predecessors, they are so rarely recognized when it comes to awards. Thank you very much to the members of the Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Association for this honor.
See the full list of nominees and winners here.
Announcing my first foray into writing comics! I’m thrilled to share the news that I’ve joined Marvel and will be co-writing the monthly Sword Master & Shang-Chi comic book with Greg Pak, with art by Ario Anindito.
Sword Master is a new Chinese superhero originally published in Asia. Each issue of Sword Master will feature a 20-page story about Sword Master, translated from the original Chinese comic, and a 10-page ongoing story about Sword Master & Shang-Chi, written by me and Greg. My first co-written issue will be Sword Master #4, which comes out on October 2.
Check out the full announcement and my in-depth Q&A at Marvel.com.