Category: Writing

  • shelved

    shelved

    Well, would you look at that. For an assortment of reasons, but mostly happenstance, the vast majority of my fiction has been published in the US, and/or by fairly small presses. As such, I think this is the only time I’ve been able to just wander into a bookstore—my local bookstore, in this case, namely…

  • workshoppin’

    In uptown Malmö today, at the first of a sequence of six collaborative foresight workshops being run by local collective Media Evolution. I’m not here as a participant, however; rather, I’m here as a writer first and foremost. ME’s foresight cycles produce a book as their final output, and I’ll be writing a good chunk…

  • leaving spaces for her readers to fill: Diana Wynne Jones as worldbuilder

    I have talked a fair bit recently about building futures (and ways of futuring) that are open, and it looks like I’m going to be talking about it a lot more in times to come. It’s an idea that I’m very committed to, but I’m also aware that it comes very much from the creative…

  • a tool, not a rule: thoughts on technique and worldbuilding

    a tool, not a rule: thoughts on technique and worldbuilding

    I’m off the the Netherlands next week, to give a couple of talks and run a workshop based on (among other things) the Magrathea Protocol essay. One of these events is public, so if you’re in or near Utrecht on Thursday 21st September (3pm to 5pm), why not come along and ask me awkward questions?…

  • The Plastic Ocean Pirates ride again

    The Plastic Ocean Pirates ride again

    The ToC dropped last week, so I figure I can safely announce that I have a story in Jared Shurin’s Big Book of Cyberpunk, the USian edition of which is released on September 24th, with a UK edition to follow some time next year. “Los Piratas del Mar de Plastico” was commissioned by Chairman Bruce…