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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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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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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.

New fiction

New fiction

Oh, hello, there. Have you been there this whole time? I’m sorry. As you may have gathered, I have some new fiction out. Three stories, in fact: “Domestic Violence” Slate This is a story about smart home technology being weaponized by abusers, and the chief of staff at a Toronto tech startup who decides she’s going to do something about it. Three months after the story came out, the New York Times did a story about the exact same thing. I think it’s…

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Recent Excursions

Recent Excursions

2018 is shaping up to be a less travel-heavy year than 2017 was. I’ve been teaching two courses in the Digital Futures programme at OCADU, which has kept me in Toronto for most of the winter term. Also, I joined the roster of Perfect Note Speakers, which is a speaking agency local to Canada. But that doesn’t mean I’ve been staying at home! Recent appearances have included:

What I’ve been up to: Canada Reads, Dubai, teaching

What I’ve been up to: Canada Reads, Dubai, teaching

Did you know that Company Town has been shortlisted for CBC Books’ Canada Reads 2017? For those who aren’t familiar with it, Canada Reads is a national books competition sponsored by Canada’s public broadcaster. This year, the theme is “What is the one book that all Canadians should read right now?” First there’s a longlist of between 10-15 books, then a shortlist of five, each of which is advocated for by a Canadian celebrity. There are also public appearances and…

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Awards eligibility, 2016 edition

Awards eligibility, 2016 edition

I tend not to write these, mostly because I’m absorbed in Twitter and other end of year tasks. But I realized that I actually had a novel and a couple of publicly-available short stories come out this year, instead of half-finished novels and science fiction prototypes that never travel outside a board room. (Although I did write those, too.) So, without further ado:

My Comic-Con schedule

My Comic-Con schedule

While I was away on the Company Tour (which I really need to write up), I received an invitation to participate on a panel on science fiction and futurism at San Diego Comic Con. A friend of mine couldn’t do it, and recommended me, instead. I know, right? I am a very lucky person. (Very lucky, and very grateful.)