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  • I left my heart in ACES2015

    It’s 9:00 a.m., and I’m standing on a corner where two empty streets intersect. It’s clear and sunny, but the wind gnaws at the exposed skin below the knot of my scarf, and my hands are warmed only by a cup of coffee. There’s no hustle. Walk signals and stoplights cycle endlessly for non-existent traffic.…

  • Upcoming Events

    If you’d like to discuss a project, schedule a self-editing clinic in person, or have a beer, I will be attending multiple events this winter and spring: ConFusion, January 16–18, Dearborn, MI ACES, March 26–28, Pittsburgh, PA WisCon, May 22–25, Madison, WI Climate Change in Science Fiction, Saturday, 1:00–2:15 p.m. Scientific Utopianism in the Work…

  • What’s in a name?

    Like many children of the 1980s, I grew up playing Nintendo. I started out with a small stack of mother-approved game cartridges that included Excitebike, Super Mario Bros., Final Fantasy, and Tetris. If left to my own devices, I'd spend hours parked in front of the TV until inevitably, my mother would appear and shoo me outside. I…