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¡Junior Numero Diez y Dos en Año de la Mejor Ciencia Ficción!

Es verdad. My story “The Education of Junior Number 12” is in The Year’s Best Science Fiction 17, edited by Kathryn Cramer and David G. Hartwell. You can read the full table of contents here, at Kathryn’s site. This is really special, for me. First, it’s really cool to be in an anthology with my friend and classmate Karl Schroeder.…

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vN nuts and bolts

The swell chaps at Angry Robot Books (AKA my publishers) have posted the premise of vN: Amy Peterson is a self-replicating humanoid robot. For the past five years, she has been grown slowly as part of a mixed organic/synthetic family. She knows very little about her android mother’s past, so when her grandmother arrives and attacks her mother, little Amy…

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Another tidbit from my thesis:

I’ve been having a great time writing the scenario for my thesis. I turn in another draft tomorrow, and I’m excited to be discovering some interesting new ideas in the process. Brandy caught herself wishing for one of those fancy intent detectors while interviewing Jorge Rivera. As it was, her layARs only displayed his heart condition as a pulsing red…

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These fragments I have shored against my ruins

From my design thesis on the future of border security:

As part of my thesis for the Strategic Foresight & Innovation program at the Ontario College of Art and Design, I’m writing fictionalized scenarios on the future of “service as security” in the customs clearance context. Here’s a snippet: The communications training had gone a long way to preparing her for the transformation. Part of the qualifying exam asked multiple-choice…

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