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Pillowfriends and other things

If you read the revamped BoingBoing today, you’ve already seen this. Personally, it reminds me of both Shel Silverstein’s The Missing Piece and that old Paxil commercial with the sad little onigiri/lump thing that rolled along until it found a SSRI that did good spam filtering on its serotonin. Funktionide Part II from eltopo on […]

in the past four days

I have: defended a Master’s thesis taken Peter Watts with me to class for show and tell listened to my story at Escape Pod, after reading about it at BoingBoing taken my husband to the emergency room stuffed a blue LED in my mouth while searching for matches during a power outage Weirdest. Week. Ever.

How do you write "science fiction" in katakana?

I ask because I’m about to compose a diary entry in Japanese about my hobbies, as part of my class. Which will further delay me from blogging, as one might imagine. Other things which have kept me from blogging include this: Yes. That’s right. Trent Reznor sang one of my favourite songs at a recent […]

bona fide hustler, making my name

I’m busy, today. However, I may Twitter in frustration, as I install plugins here and build a website elsewhere (more on that, later). I also have some school administration stuff to attend to (documents to request, phone calls to make). But first, I must buy presents.

I'm doing sci-fi and I'm still alive…

It’s official. I have been sick for over a month. Despite this, I have managed to: Apply for an internship Tell Futurismic about this story (and get a very sweet email in response) Design a graphic for Squiddance 08 (and attend it) Spend time with Ben Read Fledgling, The Claus Effect, and much of The […]

  • 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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    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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