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Hugo nomination deadline, Shadows for Silence ebook release + Updates

Don’t forget, the deadline to nominate anything for the Hugo Awards (if you’re a member of the 2014, 2015, or 2016 Worldcons) is tomorrow! For more details see my award eligibility post here.

My Cosmere novella Shadows for Silence in the Forest of Hell is now out as an independent ebook! If you didn’t already read it in the Dangerous Women anthology, check it out! Here’s the blurb:

When the familiar and seemingly safe turns lethal, therein danger lies. Amid a forest where the shades of the dead linger all around, every homesteader knows to follow the Simple Rules: “Don’t kindle flame, don’t shed the blood of another, don’t run at night. These things draw shades.” Silence Montane has broken all three rules on more than one occasion. And to protect her family from a murderous gang with high bounties on their heads, Silence will break every rule again, at the risk of becoming a shade herself.

There’s an excerpt of the story here on, and I shared some words on its inspiration here. The new ebook has a great cover illustration by Miranda Meeks:

Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell

In other news, in this week’s Writing Excuses episode, Q&A with the I Ching, Wesley Chu helps us literally shake up our structure. For those who aren’t familiar with the I Ching, it’s a collection of poems which you consult with numbered sticks. You ask a question, shake a random stick from the cup, and the corresponding poem holds your answer. In writing The Man in the High Castle, Phillip K. Dick used the I Ching to make plot decisions at crucial points. We decided to turn that, and our format, on its head, so we used the I Ching to ask us questions.

Last week, In’s continuing reread posts for Words of Radiance, Carl Engle-Laird got to read about all the pretty eels. This week, in Chapter 31, Alice Arneson hangs out with Kaladin and Shallan as a highstorm approaches.

My assistant Adam has updated the Twitter post archive for March.

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