We have no say. Here is a copy of the cover for an anthology I have a story in.Â It’s coming out on the 6th – which is next Tuesday.Â It’s either so bad that it’s good or it’s really, really bad.Â I can see it on shelves right before Halloween, though. It’s being considered […]
I have been wearing my author hat lately because of book releases, but there are two very excellent futurist events worth discussing:Â one in the recent past and one in the recent future. I’ll start with the recent past. The Seattle Times did a very nice article about futurists in the Sunday Magazine last week.Â
I’m pleased to announce that Reading the Wind is out in paperback.Â In honor of its release, I posted a new story on the Academy of New World Historians website. The new story happens offstage to the action in the book, and is the first part of the overall story that has been narrated by
People ask me regularly if I have books available on the Kindle.Â It’s possible that happens more to me than to other authors, since I live and work in Amazon’s home town and my friends are tech geeks.Â Â I’m pretty sure that my novels will find their way there eventually through my publisher, Tor Books,
The morning started with the most explicit of the conversations on philanthropy: a look at the work Pearson Learning has done in Africa, and a brief discussion of project Inkwell. The first project we saw, the Sara Communication Initiative, helps girls in Africa tell their stories, and actually brought me to tears for a moment.
I didn’t set out for these books to be about war, at least not when I wrote The Silver Ship and the Sea.Â Current events, however, have a way of coloring artistic work, even science fiction that’s being written about a far future.Â The Iraq War and The Silver Ship and the Sea started at
I usually wake up with fiction stories in my head.Â I’ve kept writing fiction in the last month, but the stories in my head lately have mostly been blogs. Here’s the futurist take on it: Earth has become a computer connected world. I’m a science fiction writer – so a bigger percentage of my readers