Online Interviews, Videos, and Panels

In this time of social distancing, here are a few places I’ve been around the Internet:

Jade City is a finalist for the 2020 Seiun Awards

The Science Fiction Fan Groups’ Association of Nippon (SFFAN) has announced the finalists for the 2020 Seiun Awards (the Japanese equivalent of the Hugo Awards), honoring the best original and translated works published last year in Japan.

I’m delighted that Jade City is a finalist for Best Translated Novel. This is my first award nomination for a translated edition of my work. My thanks to translator Mayumi Ohtani, to my Japanese publisher, Hayakawa, and to Japanese readers.

Read more about the Seiun Awards and see the full ballot of nominees in this Locus article.


The Year’s Best Science Fiction

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.

Cross Fire Wins 2019 Aurora Award for Best YA Novel

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.

Sword Master & Shang-Chi

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


Jade Legacy Cover Reveal

Orbit has revealed the cover for Jade Legacy, the third book in the Green Bone Saga! It’s fittingly as bold and epic as its predecessors. I like how the series starts with a close-in image on the cover of Jade City, to a city skyline in Jade War, to the mountainous landscape of Kekon in Jade Legacy, reflecting the expanding scope and stakes of the trilogy.

Read the full announcement and book description here.