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Book Deal Report

Book Deal Report

After receiving word about my book vN this week, the talented and generous Charlie Jane Anders of io9 kindly asked me for a few words about it. And now, the report is up. You can read it here. (You should read the headline, if nothing else. It’s hilarious. And accurate.) Special thanks to Charlie for not only posting this amidst the chaos of covering Comic-Con, but leading the post with a big ol’ pic from Gunnm, also known as Battle…

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So, I have some books coming out.

So, I have some books coming out.

Damn, it feels good to type those words. My first novel, vN, will be published by Angry Robot Books in August, 2012. They summarize it far more concisely than I’ve ever been able to: vN introduces us to Amy. She’s been grown in a stable family environment, with her robot mother and human father. But alone of all her kind, her human-protecting failsafe has stopped working for some reason. Soon she’s on the run from the law, and worse –…

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“The Chair” is now publicly available

“The Chair” is now publicly available

A story of mine originally published in Nature is now available online, and you can read it here. The bathroom. The toilet whines: ketone and oestrogen levels of the day’s users, medical flowcharts of drugs and dosage, the most recent ex-wife’s ovulation schedule. The chair had liked the most recent ex-wife: so fixated on the politics of accessibility that she’d signed over unprecedented amounts of control, convinced that the illusion of autonomy could somehow compensate for the frailty of her…

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