Michael Swanwick


Michael Swanwick (guest author) has received the Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, World Fantasy and Hugo Awards. He has written nine novels, 150 short stories, and countless flash fictions. His latest novel, Chasing the Phoenix, is available from Tor Books. FloggingBabel.blogspot.com.

From The Writers' Room

Plotting Fiction with Ian Tregillis

If you already have the book, or part of it, in mind (and it sounds like you do!) then you probably already know a little bit about what happens inside it.

From The Writers' Room

What Are the Most Rewarding and Challenging Aspects of Co-writing?

Co-writing a story has a number of benefits, but does come with its challenges, as well. You and your co-writer(s) must be clear on your process, expectations, and goals up front in order to weave your story together.

From The Writers' Room

How is Technology Changing the Way People Consume Literature?

One of the main impacts technology has had on society and culture in general is breaking down boundaries, making it both easier and harder to find things that were previously obscure. And I think that’s as true with literature as it is with anything else.

The Witch Who Came in From the Cold Season 1 Now in Print!

Written serially by five acclaimed authors, The Witch Who Came in From the Cold crackles with magic on every page.

The Witch Who Came In From the Cold Season 2 Omnibus!

We are excited to share that all 13 episodes of Season 2 of our magical thriller are now available in collected editions from the retailer of your choice.

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The Witch Who Came In From The Cold Season 1 Recap

Need a refresher as you get ready for Season 2? We have you covered with all the details and drama that happened in Season 1! Be warned: here there by spoilers.

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Awards Eligibility

Serial Box is so proud of all of the fantastic fiction we published in 2016! Should anyone be inclined towards award nominations, here is a complete list of our eligible items.

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New Episode! Bookburners S02 Ep11: “Shock and Awe”

The day of reckoning arrives for Team Three.

#ColdWitch History Lessons

Codex Gigas: The Devil’s Bible of Czechoslovakia

Let's celebrate the end of our #ColdWitch research journey with a very special Bookburners crossover edition of Cold Witch History Lessons. Let's take a look into the Codex Gigas, also known as the Czechoslovakian Devil's Bible.

#ColdWitch History Lessons

Transport Yourself to Late 60s Prague with these Gorgeous Videos

Strap on your helmets and let's spend this Sunday traveling through time into the world of "The Witch Who Came in from the Cold."

#ColdWitch History Lessons

Pražský Orloj: Prague’s 600 year-old Astronomical Clock

This cursed astronomical clock will tell you almost anything, except for the time of day.

#ColdWitch History Lessons

Inside a Soviet Nuclear Depot from 1960s Czechoslovakia

In the 1960s, Nikita Khrushchev commissioned the construction of a giant underground bunker near the Czech town of Misov, located southwest of Prague and less than 40 miles from the German border. Some say that the site was such a guarded secret that it is not even known whether nuclear warheads were actually ever placed there, though many have surmised that the bunker was fully operational during the Cold War. So, what's left of the nuclear bunker? Take a look at these great photos!

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