Forgot to announce this! Back in August, I sold my favorite short story I’ve ever written, “Red Mask,” (set in a futuristic Shanghai reminiscent of the 1930s, about a serial killer who steals young women’s faces) to one of my favorite speculative fiction magazines, Shimmer. My second fiction sale of 2015 that has the word “red” … More Short Story Sale to Shimmer
This was the last journey I took in China–one that I thought about for a long time but lacked the courage to go on until my last month. Xinjiang is a beautiful place, a silk road hub that’s historically been the crossroads of multiple religions and ethnicities, and it’s a very controversial place in China … More My piece on Xinjiang, in The New York Times (Chinese Web)
You can download it here! http://keithstevenson.com/CDLblog/dimension6/
That world, of sequins and sweat, where bruises are badges and the goal is to fly. The one I call my second home: http://cn.nytstyle.com/culture/20150611/tc11poledancer/
My first sale ever, “Mortar Flowers,” is out today in the June 13th issue of Nature! You can read it here: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v498/n7453/full/498266a.html (Check out the PDF version–it’s quite pretty ;)). Well, what a crazy, wondrous journey it has been. I had 82 writing … More “Mortar Flowers” is in Nature!