Overt Intelligence: How do I manage a remote writers’ room?

Overt Intelligence: How do I manage a remote writers’ room?

Note: I received this question via the contact form above. If you have questions that you’d like addressed here, post them there! I reserve the right not to run them, but if I think that they might help other readers (as I suspected this might), I will write up my answer and post it. Unless requested, I will keep any future questions anonymous. Question: “[A mutual acquaintance] thought you might have some tips about running [a] story summit remotely. Most…

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Fall 2020 Appearances

Fall 2020 Appearances

This time last year, we were talking about going to California, to promote How To Future. We were supposed to hit LA and SF. We were supposed to eat a daily avocado and drink mezcal and smell star jasmine and orange blossoms. I planned to re-visit the Mystic Museum and Dark Delicacies and Gepetto’s. I planned to return to my spawning grounds. Now my spawning grounds are on fire, and so is everything else. But, the show must go on….

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Some Recent Interviews

Some Recent Interviews

In anticipation of ReV finally hitting doorsteps and tablets, I’ve been doing some interviews: My first Locus interview An interview in Clarkesworld The Big Idea at Whatever (I’ve done The Big Idea for all three Machine Dynasty novels, I believe, but this particular entry is pretty special to me.)   If you’re curious about my books or my process (or lack thereof), I definitely rambled on enough in each of these places to wipe that curiosity away forever. Snip: The…

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ReV is out!

ReV is out!

It’s true! For real, this time! You can buy it here! (You can buy it lots of places: Amazon, B&N, Powell’s, Waterstones, Book Depository, Chapters Indigo, Bakka-Phoenix, and elseswhere!)People have been telling me all day that they’ve received Fed-Ex notices and Kindle alerts, so this is really happening! For real! To those of you who have reached out over the years asking where this book was, or when you could read it, I apologize. I’m sorry it took so long….

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Did I mention I have two books coming out this summer?

Did I mention I have two books coming out this summer?

It may feel like the world is slowing to a stop, but publishing grinds on. Did I mention I have two books coming out this summer? Well, I do. They both come out this July, within (I believe) a week of each other. One is How To Future: Leading and Sensemaking in an Age of Hyperchange . (I swear there will be a blurb on that cover — we just can’t reveal it yet.) The other is ReV: The Third…

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A Star Wars Story

A Star Wars Story

When I saw reviews of The Rise of Skywalker saying that it had “walked back” much of what made The Last Jedi so interesting, my sudden protectiveness of that film surprised me. Why I was I so loyal to it? It was a big corporate franchise picture; it didn’t need my help. And then, I remembered what the film had given me. I’m in a much better place now than I was when I first saw the film, which is…

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In which I talk to Gizmodo about smart glasses

In which I talk to Gizmodo about smart glasses

This summer, the nice folks at Gizmodo asked if they could stop by my place to film me talking about smart glasses. I explained (at length) that my office is too small to accomodate a film crew, and that our home itself is naturally very dark, but they were undaunted and agreed to film me in the living room. This was very much appreciated — I’ve done talking-head gigs in the past, and they always involve flying somewhere. It was…

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My 2019 WorldCon Schedule

My 2019 WorldCon Schedule

At long last, I am finally attending a WorldCon again. I missed it in recent years, but this year it’s in Ireland, where some of my family is and where some of my family is from. I couldn’t miss it. And it’s a good thing, too, because I have a surprising amount of programming!

Oceans, Orphans, and Sunbursts!

Oceans, Orphans, and Sunbursts!

Finally, it can be told! I am continuing seminal Canadian science fiction TV series Orphan Black under the watchful eye of SerialBox and Malka Older, our fearless showrunner, alongside Heli Kennedy, Mishell Baker, Eugene Meyers, and Lindsay Smith. Tatiana Maslany is in studio as we speak, giving life to our words. In other news, my story “Domestic Violence,” written for the Future Tense series at Slate, has been nominated for a Sunburst Award! Thank you to everyone who took the…

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Awards eligibility, 2018

Awards eligibility, 2018

Technically, I should have posted this late in 2018. But I didn’t, because I was catching up on a lot of things in December that would have been done in November, had my husband not had three surgeries and an extended hospital stay that month. So! Here are some stories of mine that were published in 2018.