HE FICTION I WRITE tends to be quite often of the science-fiction, fantasy, or surreal variety, though not all of it is. I am represented by Cameron McClure at the Donald Maass Literary Agency. In the past couple years, I've also gotten much more interested in collaborating with other people. If you are interested in having me write something for you or with you, just ask. I like assignments.



  • Bookburnersa serialized urban-fantasy story I wrote with Margaret Dunlap, Max Gladstone, Mur Lafferty, and Andrea Phillips, based on an idea developed by Max. The episodes for the story's first season were released weekly from September to December 2015. The second season was released in 2016. The third season was released in 2017. The fourth season was released in 2018. The fifth season is slated for 2019.
  • Red Giant, an operetta. Adam Matlock composed the music. I wrote the libretto. The work was commissioned by Rhymes with Opera and performed in New York and New Haven in June 2012. Rhymes with Opera then did a full production in January 2014, with shows in Baltimore, Brooklyn, and Jersey City.
  • The Last of the Real Small Farmers, an illustrated book conceived and edited with Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr of Idiots' Books, April 2009.



  • Bookburners (Saga Press, 2017). Written with Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, and Mur Lafferty. (Note: This is the first season of Serial Box's Bookburners packaged as one volume.)
  • The Family Hightower (Seven Stories Press, 2014).
  • Lost Everything (Tor Books, 2012). Winner of the 2012 Philip K. Dick Award.
  • Liberation: Being the Adventures of the Slick Six After the Collapse of the United States of America (Tor Books, 2008). 
  • Spaceman Blues: A Love Song (Tor Books, 2007). 


Reviews of my books have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, The Believer, Edmonton Journal, Las Vegas Weekly, the Onion A.V. Club, Boing Boing, and io9. I have been interviewed on the radio shows The Leonard Lopate Show, Hour of the Wolf, Fictional Frontiers with Sohaib, and Changesurfer; the magazines Geek Monthly and ChronicArt; the websites Bookslut, Amazon, Huffington Post, the Brooklyn Eagle, and the Mumpsimus; and the podcasts The Bat Segundo Show and The Skiffy and Fanty Show.





  • Pictures from a Liberation, recorded in March 2011 in Brooklyn, NY. This is a full-length album that uses passages from Liberation as lyrics, performed by the best band I could have asked for and professionally recorded. We're all totally thrilled by the results. If you are, too, please buy a copy; we'd love to do something like it again.
  • Here is a reading from Spaceman Blues, also performed with a live band, though recorded not nearly as well.
  • Brooklyn songwriter John Pinamonti has a song on his album End of Smith inspired by Spaceman Blues, which delights me to no end. Click here to hear it.