Explaining away tech in science fiction
Sometimes when we’re writing sf we have to stop and think—why are my characters using tablety projector things instead of having images imprinted digitally in their vision—or something like that. Technology cropping up that would seem conspicuously absent in a futuristic universe is a common issue for science fiction writers—especially in a world...
My mom can stream music on her hearing aid
I was talking on the phone with my mom. She was testing a hearing aid to see if she wanted to buy one. Her trial hearing aid, as turns out, is equipped with blue tooth. This means she can pipe audio from her TV or Computer directly into the hearing aid. So, for example, while she watches reruns of the Gilmore Girls she can leave the room and come back without missing any of those delicious bits...
A Film About Billy: For Us By Us Juvenile Fiction →
afilmaboutbilly: We’re doing layout work for A Film About Billy right now, and it’s taking me back a bit. I’ve hardly put this project down my entire adult life. I started the story when I was a teenager, and on the 6th of next month I’ll be 25. It’s hard not to feel crazy when I think about it—about how I…
Wrote A Pop City article about Cyberpunk's move →
It’s a short article about the move. It is nice to keep putting out little things.
Read My First Iain M. Banks Book.
I pulled this one randomly from the bins that currently hold the Cyberpunk Apocalypse take-a-book leave-a-book library, and was put off at first at the seeming chintzy space fantasy, but it quickly grows past that into a complex and well thought out world (not just knights and kings with laser-guns and space beasts). It all developed together, an kept you on your toes—all the way up to...
A Film About Billy to be published through 6...
afilmaboutbilly: It’s official. A Film About Billy is going to be printed by local publisher Six Gallery Press. We haven’t formalized a timeline yet, but I’m trying to get as deep into my next novel as possible before I need to work on promotion for this one. I’ll keep you all in the loop. -d