Monthly Archives: June 2013

Cogs and Captains at Contemporal 2013

I had a great time this weekend at ConTemporal, the 2nd annual steampunk convention in North Carolina. SO. MANY. COSTUMES. And I love costumes, but the highlight for me was meeting musician, artist, author, Dr. Strange impersonator, and award-winning stop-action … Continue reading

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My schedule for ConTemporal

Fri 5 pm – Is There Something in the Water? (panelist) North Carolina, and especially the Triangle, seems to produce a high number of science fiction and fantasy writers. What ‘s special about this area that allows this speculative fiction … Continue reading

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We live in the world we imagined

This post originally appeared June 16, 2013, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. The Buzzfeed article β€œ27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2012” illustrates a topic I’ve written about before: β€œThe future is here.” This is … Continue reading

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SF Priestess and Techoprophet

OK, I’m getting kind of freaked out by the almost daily occurrence of “This is like something I wrote about in my books.” Seriously, it’s like I’m a goddamn oracle. And I stink like a shameless self-promoter every time I … Continue reading

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An excerpt in “honor” of the NSA

In the wake of revelations about the NSA, here’s an excerpt from my book Stellarnet Prince, published in November 2012 by Carina Press. For those who haven’t read the series, a little context: The year is 2062, Duin and Belloc … Continue reading

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SF, SFR, SFWA and SEX

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) appears to have some issues of sexism within its ranks. (More links here.) Then Stuart Sharp set off a bit of brouhaha when he disparaged the SFR genre. The blogosphere’s been busy, … Continue reading

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