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Well, that cherry's gone.

Well, that cherry's gone.

Dave just nominated “Fitting A New Suit” for a Hugo. This makes Dave the first person, ever, to nominate one of my stories for the award. That’s history in the making, people.

I am so loved.

I am so loved.

I really don’t know how Troy knew, but hard sf YA? Thanks, buddy. Feed (by M.T. Anderson) has “bubble bath” written all over it. Also, irony: Toronto!David gave me The Best of the Spirit, and Seattle!David gave me a “Ladies of The Spirit” trading card set (with a temporary tattoo!). He also gave me Spook Country, which I can’t wait to get into. And what’s up with the giant photo on the back of all Gibson’s books, now? He looks like…

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New story up!

New story up!

?oyfriend I need a tutorial in how to do special characters on WordPress. That “B” is supposed to be a beta. (Don’t worry, I asked Watts first. He laughed at me.) Anyway, to quote my email to my workshop: Mark Tovey at WorldChanging Canada asked me to write this story after I told him about a draft I’d never finished. It’s called “Boyfriend,” and it’s about a slowly-awakening “partner app” downloaded into our heroine’s phone, who takes it upon himself…

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And now, a descent into immaturity:

And now, a descent into immaturity:

I CALLED IT! Panels that generate energy from vibrations have been laid by ticket gates through which up to 80,000 passengers pass every day at Tokyo station. In theory, the system consisting of slates, rubber sheets and ceramics can generate enough energy to power automatic ticket gates or electric billboards at the station. In Fitting A New Suit, the main character (a Japanese man) keeps a “treadpad” inside his room and is obligated to generate energy with it as part…

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The Family

The Family

Further to Mr. Stross’ point about the future collapsing wave-like into the present, this evening I used Google Video Chat to talk to Boston for free, at which point my interlocutor said, slowly drawing his spoon free of his mouth, “You know, every day, we’re waking up in the world we read about in books as children.” “That’s true, we are.” “I want to cover this wall in screens. I want to talk to everyone in those screens.” “Like The…

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Is it bright where you are? Have the people changed?

Is it bright where you are? Have the people changed?

There have always been many reasons to be proud of reading and writing science fiction. But today we’re reminded of some of the best. Today, Election Day, when so much hangs in the balance and when America has a chance to re-define itself, we can see how that what was once a conservative genre is now looking toward a different future. Some examples: I hope you will do the right thing, the just thing, and the moral thing when you…

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Published in FLURB #6!

Published in FLURB #6!

I’m very happy and proud to announce that you can read my story Fitting A New Suit at Godfather-Of-Cyberpunk Rudy Rucker’s ‘zine, FLURB, which my friends assure me is a “HOMG!”-worthy offence. Here’s an excerpt: “There, isn’t that better?” Dai shifted inside his new suit. Unlike his previous one, this felt like a piece of clothing and not a second skin. He didn’t like it. “Loose.” Kyon rolled her eyes. “You’ll get used to it.” Stepping around the treadpad in…

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Honourable Mention

Honourable Mention

My story, “In Which Joe and Laurie Save Rock n’ Roll,” originally published in Tesseracts Eleven, has just been granted an honourable mention in Gardner Dozois Twenty-fifth Annual Year’s Best Science Fiction. Before I got my hands on a copy of the book, I had Dave take pictures for me: Honourable Mention Also I made that dinner you see in those photos, to celebrate. “In Which Joe and Laurie Save Rock n’ Roll” was my first national sale, so it…

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