Bibliography and a Few Comments


Whiteout (1996), Tor Books

The Man in the Tree, (2017), Tor Books


Wild Cards Universe

Wild Cards Volume 15 Black Trump (1995) by George R. R. Martin (Editor), with Sage Walker, Stephen Leigh, Victor Milán, and John J. Miller

Wild Cards volume 14, Marked Cards, by George R.R. Martin (Editor), with Melinda M. Snodgrass, Sage Walker, Walter Jon Williams, Stephen Leigh, Victor Milán, Laura J. Mixon, and Walton Simons

An author’s coming of age in New Mexico means writing for Wild Cards. It’s fun, it’s a good place for a new writer, and I’m flattered I’ve been included. George says I’ll be writing another Animator story, featuring Zoe Harris, sometime in 2018. She’s changed a lot since 1995.

Short Fiction


“Stealth and the Lady,” in An Armory of Swords, edited by Fred Saberhagen (1995)

I remember the trepidation and “oh, wow” feeling I had when I took a draft of “Stealth and the Lady” to Fred Saberhagen’s house, on a dark night long ago. I had two manila folders in my pickup and when I got to the door I saw I had the wrong one in hand.

“Hello,” Fred said.

“Wrong folder,” I said, and I trotted back to the pickup to get the right one.

“Well, that’s a different sort of introduction than the ones I usually hear,” Fred said.

But he bought the story.

“Hunting Mother,” in Not of Woman Born, edited by Constance Ash (1999) also in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventeenth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois (2000)

Elena, Cougar’s mom in “Hunting Mother,” is the daughter of Jared’s child in Whiteout. Elena, Jared’s granddaughter that he never saw, and Helt, the future Lawspeaker for Kybele, fall in love during the events of The Man in the Tree.

Asimov’s Science Fiction

“Indian Giving,” (1989)

I wrote this story during Clarion West ’88 and Gardner quietly told me he might buy it if I submitted it to Asimov’s. It was an amazing validation, although the warning to new writers is, and should be, “Don’t look to a workshop for validation.” That sale helped me through some dark and doubting years. Thanks, Gardner!

“Roadkill,” (1993)

It’s about the grief of trying to give medical care, among other things. Also, it’s first person. First person point of view is a difficult critter to deal with, but it seemed right for this story.


Whiteout, Locus Award, Best First Novel 1997

There were two Locus Best First Novel Awards that year, because of the way votes are counted. I’m happy to have been a first place winner along with Sarah Zettel. The ceremony was at Westercon in Seattle. I went to Clarion West ‘88 there, and during the convention I managed to cruise the Pike Street Market with Gardner Dozois. We grazed the produce and admired the fishes. We had fun.