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2013: Five ideas for all of us

As I was doing my 2012 predictions analysis, I decided I was bored with that game.   I suppose because I have neither won big or truly lost for a few years.  So on to a new game, and one I hope will yield more results even though I’ll never be able to measure them. Here’s …

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Release day Interview with Ramez Naam about Nexus

Happy debut fiction novel release day to Ramez Naam, for Nexus.  I had the great pleasure of interviewing Ramez.  Our conversation can be found over at SF Signal this morning. I expect this book to please a lot of readers, and to start many interesting conversations.

A Discussion of Positive Futures on SF Signal

There’s a fabulous mind meld over on SF Signal today.  Kristin Centorcelli gathered up a bunch of us and asked us about positive futures.  So David Brin, Charles Stross, Julie Czernada, Jestse deVries, Guy Haley, Paul Weimer, Neal Asher, Stephen Euinn Cobb,  Sharon Lynn Fisher, me, and Andrea of Little Red Reviewer all pitched our …

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In which I receive a precious birthday gift

This is Raffy.  Raffy started out white and un-decorated, and KT the marvelous painted it with galaxies and stars and other bright splashes of multimedia color.  I believe – given the blond hair – that Raffy is supposed to be me clothed in imagination.

Relay for Life

Warning: Yes, this is a rare personal post and yes, I’m fund-raising. Cancer took my little brother Russy last year. It’s assaulting two of my friends right now; a sweet man named Pere who worked with Russy for years, and a writer friend, Jay Lake. It’s inside my partner’s sister and wreaking havoc on that …

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The Ordinary Futurist: 2010 of my own predictions on government and society

Okay – so this is the least interesting of the three “How did I do in my predictions for 2010 posts” unless you find failure interesting.  This what I had to say about society and government, where I went out on a limb into international relations and fell off, landing face-first in the mud: Prediction: …

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Reading Recommendation: N.K. Jemisin’s “The Broken Kingdoms”

Well, this is two reading recommendations in a row for N.K. Jemisin.  I enjoyed The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms so much I immediately ordered The Broken Kingdoms.  I left it closed as a carrot against getting some of my own editing done, but after one pass I just had to stop and pick it up.  This …

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