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  1. Hi Madeline,

    I was curious as to how I got singled out to be blocked from following you on twitter. That’s never happened to me before or since. I was just learning twitter when I tried to follow you. Perhaps you don’t like having strangers following you. And that’s fine, all my children have their accounts locked so they can handpick their followers (and not at my direction). I discovered you on another authors site, I think it was Charlie Stross’, because of your wit and intelligence. I enjoy reading different view points on a wide array of subjects, but especially science and science fiction. I check on your site semi-regularly and have read a few of your short stories. I find your take on life refreshing. Sorry if this feels like an intrusion.



  2. Kody Tench

     /  September 10, 2012

    I bought and read your book vN and I have to say I loved it it was wonderful in a thought provoking sad and humorous way. I sincerely loved it. will there be more in the series? possibly following the same characters or family?

    no matter your answer you have a fan for life. eagerly awaiting your new publications,


    • Madeline

       /  September 10, 2012

      Thank you! Actually, there will be a series! At least, I’m contracted for a sequel. As for a third, we’ll see.

  • Madeline Ashby… a science fiction writer, futurist, speaker, and immigrant living in Toronto. She writes a column for the Ottawa Citizen. She is represented by Anne McDermid & Associates, and Jason Richman at UTA. You can buy her books here.

    She has worked with Intel Labs, the Institute for the Future, SciFutures, Nesta, Data & Society, The Atlantic Council, the ASU Center for Science and the Imagination, and others. Her short fiction has appeared in Nature, FLURB, Tesseracts, Imaginarium, and Escape Pod. Her other essays and criticism have appeared at BoingBoing, io9, WorldChanging, Creators Project, Arcfinity,, MISC Magazine, FutureNow, and elsewhere.

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    vN vN (The Machine Dynasty, #1)
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    iD iD (The Machine Dynasty, #2)
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    Social Services Social Services
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    A Clock Stopped A Clock Stopped
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    Designing for Interaction: Creating Innovative Applications and Devices (2nd Edition)Super Natural Cooking: Five Delicious Ways: To Incorporate Whole & Natural Ingredients into Your CookingGluten-Free Girl and the ChefPeople Crossing Borders: An Analysis of U.S. Border Protection PoliciesHalf the Day Is NightThe Magicians

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