Category: Reinventing Science Fiction

How a videogame (Overwatch) teaches us how to fix capitalism…

I’ve been thinking about how game worlds are these socialist utopias, where all players start out equal, and social engineers continually tinker with the rules to produce the desired outcome. Maximum fun, for the maximum number.   You get the same

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The Good Old Days Were Never Good

So I found this site Young People Read Old SF, by accident, blundering around the web; it was inspired by a quote from my friend Adam-Troy Castro: …nobody discovers a lifelong love of science fiction through Asimov, Clarke, and Heinlein anymore,

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One More Thing about Grandmaster…

I did my research on that time period by reading two books; The Futurians by Damon Knight, and The Way the Future Was, by Fred Pohl, and then I just scrambled and reinvented various anecdotes to create my mythical C.L.

Posted in Making a Writing Life, My Publications, Reinventing Science Fiction

What my Story Grandmaster in Analog was about…

So the reviews are creeping in for my story Grandmaster in the current March / April issue of Analog, and they fall into two camps. Pretty good story, moving, not sure who this character is supposed to be. I found

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Fifteen Minutes from Now: A Half-Assed History of Near Future Science Fiction: Part 1

I have a friend who works at TOR, the world’s largest SF publisher, and I’ve done a few informal meetings with editors and my friend around what the hell I should be working on at novel length now that I

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I am not the Singularity

I’ve been thinking about the singularity, or post-humanism, using any number of historical and personal anecdotes as metaphors to conjecture wildly about a world that many futurists see thirty years in the future. Of course, this world has been thirty years away

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My Story in Galaxy’s Edge

So I really really love this story, and was glad that it was available on-line for a month. Most of my stuff has been in Asimov’s, F&SF, and Interzone. For those that missed the story when it was on-line, the

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Getting Help with your Women, POC and GLBTQ Characters: Rules for the White-Het-Cis-Male Writer

Science Fiction has been and continues to be embroiled in a controversy around the representation of women, GLBTQIA characters and people of color. There are fans who long for the good old days, when such people were mostly absent, and there

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Let us Now Dismiss Famous Men; saying Goodbye to Lovecraft

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was

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Help me keep my current job…

  So, one of the things I’ve been doing lately is working for this magazine put out by my long-time friend, editor, and supporter Warren Lapine. I was published in the first Fantastic anthology he put out, before the webzine started.

Posted in Fantastic Stories, Reinventing Science Fiction