The Gaslight Dogs

Warner Aspect First Novel Winner
Finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award 2002
Prix Aurora Award Finalist 2004
one of YALSA's Best Books for Young Adults 2004
Prix Aurora Award Winner 2006
Spectrum Award Winner 2006
Finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award 2005

Bridging Infinity
edited by Jonathan Strahan

Lightspeed Magazine: POC Destroy Science Fiction
edited by Nalo Hopkinson & Kristine Ong Muslim
"A Good Home"

Clockwork Canada

edited by Dominik Parisien
"Gold Mountain"

After the Fall
edited by Jaym Gates, Rob Boyle, Jack Graham
"A Resleeving of Love"

The Bestiary
edited by Ann VanderMeer
"The Ampersand"

War Stories: New Military Science Fiction
edited by Jaym Gates & Andrew Liptak
"Enemy States"

edited by John Joseph Adams

When the Villain Comes Home (August 2012)
edited by Gabrielle Harbowy & Ed Greenwood
"The Bleach"

So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy
edited by Uppinder Mehan & Nalo Hopkinson
"The Forgotton Ones"
Finalist for the Prix Aurora Award 2005, Best Short Form Work in English

Mythspring: From the Lyrics & Legends of Canada

edited by Genevieve Kierans & Julie E. Czerneda
"This Ink Feels Like Sorrow"
Finalist for the Prix Aurora Award 2007, Best Short Form Work in English

Aliens: Recent Encounters
edited by Alex Dally MacFarlane
"The Forgotten Ones" (reprint)

swallowing the earth
strange horizons, october 2016

The Steampunk Bible
written by Jeff VanderMeer & SJ Chambers

Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
by Jeff VanderMeer

STORIUM: Scrapjack
an online storytelling game platform

ASAP & Art of Future Warfare Project
my war letter "Kintsugi" was a sequel of sorts to "Enemy States"


"A GOOD HOME" in the Best SF of the Year! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 4:24:24 PM

My story A GOOD HOME which first appeared in June 2016 Lightspeed Magazine's "People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction" was selected as one of the stories in Neil Clarke's "The Best Science Fiction of the Year, vol. 2"! I'm thrilled!

"OZYMANDIAS" in the Year's Best SF&F! 

Thursday, December 15, 2016 1:19:50 AM

My story OZYMANDIAS which is in the anthology BRIDGING INFINITY was selected as one of many in the Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2017! Very surprised and pleased. This was a fun story for me to write, so thank you!


Tuesday, November 08, 2016 12:40:36 PM

My new story "Ozymandias" appears in Jonathan Strahan's anthology BRIDGING INFINITY.

The story takes place in an earlier era in the Warchild Universe but the tone is different, more light-hearted. Check it out!


Monday, October 17, 2016 3:20:59 PM

A few of my previously published short stories will be on this great new app called GREAT JONES STREET - the Netflix of short stories. It's an amazing idea, an app that has archived 100s, and soon 1000s of short stories that you can download and read easily to any device. To get my story "NOMAD" (previously published in the anthology Armored), download HERE.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016 3:05:39 PM

STRANGE HORIZONS published a poem of mine, entitled "swallowing the earth". Read it HERE!


Monday, September 05, 2016 11:56:23 PM

My latest story "Ozymandias" will be in the new hard SF anthology BRIDGING INFINITY, edited by the awesome Jonathan Strahan! "Ozymandias" is an early EarthHub story and a lighter, more fun take in that universe.

The anthology will be out in late October/early November 2016. You can pre-order at the link!


Thursday, May 12, 2016 5:31:11 PM

CAGEBIRD is now available on Kindle! With corrected copyediting, new cover art, and a foreward by me.

Order HERE!

Armed Services Arts Partnership 

Monday, May 09, 2016 11:59:01 AM

Task & Purpose is proud to publish this fictional essay by Karin Lowachee — the 3rd place submission of a writing contest presented by the Armed Services Arts Partnership and the Atlantic Council’s The Art of the Future Project. The contest sought letters home from a conflict set in the 2030s as part of a first-person exploration of what homecoming might be like after future wars.

Read the letter HERE!

Lightspeed Magazine 

Monday, May 02, 2016 5:07:52 PM

My new story A GOOD HOME appears in the June 2016 issue of Lightspeed Magazine: People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction!

For the Table of Contents and a link to order, HERE.


Wednesday, March 30, 2016 12:18:37 PM


Before I explain, here is the link to purchase:

Here is the link to the book description itself:

From March 30 to April 21 (three weeks), this Aurora Award bundle will run. After that time, I will make Cagebird available on Amazon! So don’t fear if you miss the download this month because you see this post late, or can’t purchase it now. Once it’s up on Amazon that will be permanent. But! I encourage you to check out this bundle for all of the other great writers!

Notes about this edition:

As a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you readers who have stuck with me and this series for literally over a decade, and have asked continuously for the ebook, I reached out to @everking and commissioned special book cover art. Kelsey’s work came to my notice through Tumblr and Twitter, and while it’s impossible for me to fully thank you all individually, I wanted a representative of my readers to be a part of this edition, and what better way than through artwork? I hope you love her depiction of Yuri as much as I do! (If you reblog or use the art anywhere, please credit her).

Also, by creating this ebook, I managed to hopefully fix all of the copyedit mistakes and inconsistencies. If I did my job right, you won’t even notice. I didn’t change anything major, but consider this ebook the definitive version of the novel.

Please reblog, pass along the links, support if you can!

Oh, and as a final note … the ebook edition of Burndive will be out, hopefully at the same time or soon after Cagebird goes live on Amazon. Hopefully these will tide you over until The Warboy!