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In Other News

In Other News 

While I wait for a couple of new Twinmaker stories to appear (soon!) I’ve been busy on a couple of other fronts. Here are two posts that touch at least generally on themes that have appeared here. “So I Won The Listserve And This Is What I Wrote” The Listserve is a mailing list with […]

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Viva la Revolucion!

Viva la Revolucion! 

People sometimes ask me how our world turned into Clair’s world. The answer is: I don’t have an answer that will hold up to close scrutiny. As David Brin once said, “Anyone who tries to predict the future is inevitably a fool”, so I’m not going to stick my neck out too far. It should […]

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Larry Niven Was Here (More Recommended Texts)

Larry Niven Was Here (More Recommended Texts) 

A while back I wrote a couple of posts recommending books that inspired me while I was researching Twinmaker (and contributed greatly to my PhD). Here’s another one, about the author who arguably set me on the path to becoming a science fiction writer, and who contributed to my already great fascination with the matter […]

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Fab Feb

Fab Feb 

I will never stop thinking that matter transmitters are interesting. As further evidence of this, my first academic publication, a chapter in a book called Travel & Imagination, is coming out in April. I received the cover and publication date this week. The title of my chapter is “MT Promises: Science Fictional Travel Technologies and […]

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