Pimp, These fragments I have shored against my ruins

The Reputation Society

I’m in another book this year, and it’s called The Reputation Society: How Online Opinions Are Reshaping the Offline World. I wrote a chapter in it based on what I’d learned from fan studies, what I’d learned in foresight studies, and my experiences as a science fiction writer. In fact, I wrote a little story for the book, in addition to the essay I included. Because the book is about reputation, I wrote about Japan, fallen women, and high school.

I wrote the piece over a year ago, so I’m excited to finally see it in print. I did some minor edits to my section in March of 2011 (surrounding the Tohoku quake and tsunami), but aside from that I haven’t seen it. I’m looking forward to reading the other contributors’ pieces!