Saturday, June 21, 2014

What Giant Robots Teach Us About Life -- TEDxRiga

Last week I did a talk at TEDxRiga called "What Giant Robots Teach Us About Life". It's about the intersections of life and fiction, with dashes of SF, Wall Street and other diversions. Watch it here.
 

In the meantime, I maintain my radio silence. Recently I've been focusing on writing novels -- of which a couple are ready for submission, and one more is about to be finished. My other project these days is Academia DeCubaSon, a dance school in Riga which I helped found earlier this year.

Life is good. More here when I have something writing-related to report!

Friday, February 22, 2013

"Fragmentation" up for a Nebula

Very happy to report my short story "Fragmentation, or Ten Thousand Goodbyes", from April's Clarkesworld, has been nominated for a Nebula Award. Thanks to everyone who helped with this story, to Clarkesworld for publishing it (and Kate Baker for reading the audio version), and to all the readers who found it worthy. I'm thrilled.

This blog post is brief as I'm currently in Cuba, where internet is scarce.

Here's the story if you haven't had a chance to read it yet.

Friday, November 23, 2012

"A Well-Adjusted Man" out in Lightspeed

My story "A Well-Adjusted Man" is now out in Lightspeed Magazine.

Blurb: In the near future, police cope with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder by reliving their trauma and erasing their original memories. Sometimes this works better than expected. . .

The story draws heavily on my experiences at the RMCAT self-defense and firearms course, as well as on research into adrenaline, memory formation and PTSD. I talk about the ideas behind the story in the author interview accompanying the piece.

Monday, April 2, 2012

"Fragmentation, or Ten Thousand Goodbyes"

My latest story, "Fragmentation, Or Ten Thousand Goodbyes" is now up at the excellent Clarkesworld Magazine (including a great audio version by Kate Baker). Go take a look! I'm quite proud of this one.

I wrote the story on my current world tour, finished it at the Altered Fluid writers' retreat and revised it based on some great feedback from Kris Dikeman, K. Tempest Bradford, Desirina Boskovich, Keon Parandvash, Mary Virginia Munoz, Hal Nevis and Irma Hirsjarvi.