"Who in Mortal Chains" is live today at Strange Horizons.
This story marks the first appearance of Gus Hillyard. She is violent, undisciplined and very old, and she's a hell of a lot of fun to write. I hope she's as much fun to read... although "fun" is probably not the right word for something this bleak.
Gus also appears in the novel I've just finished writing... the novel that is still kicking my brain's ass, and making me do idiot things like try to pay for my lunch with American money. I hope this aftereffect diminishes quickly, because I have writing days booked later this week, and I would like to finish the next Gus story, so that those of you who enjoy it may have another treat (and those of you who don't may begin avoiding me at cocktail parties).