All, I’ve got some fun news for you here in the holiday season. I have not one, but two different stories coming out today. The first is Mitosis, a novelette set between books one and two of The Reckoners. If you enjoyed Steelheart, I think you’ll enjoy this story—but I do have to warn you that it includes major spoilers for Steelheart itself, so I’d avoid clicking that link unless you’ve read the novel. (And if you haven’t, you can find it here!)
The second short is available exclusively in George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois’s Dangerous Women. Two years ago, George asked me at a convention if I’d consider doing a short for one of his anthologies. I was eager to say yes—he and Gardner have a reputation for putting out some of the finest anthologies in the business, and it’s an honor to be invited into one of them.
The resulting novella, called “Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell,” is set in the Cosmere but not on any planet you’ve seen before. I talked a bit about my inspiration for this novella here, and you can read a short piece of it here. I’ve put links for places you can buy the entire anthology here. The narration for this novella in the audiobook version of the anthology is provided by the talented Claudia Black.