Three years ago, I wrote a short story called “American Gold Mine,” about news for profit. Last year, it was published in the Oct/Nov Issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
For a long time, I’ve been troubled by the the trends I’ve been seeing in the way news is reported, and how it’s monetized. It’s why I wrote “The Gambler” a decade ago. “American Gold Mine” is another attempt at the same puzzle, from another angle.
I still feel like I’m trying to find the shape of our future, much like the blind man feeling the elephant. I don’t have any illusions that I’ve comprehended the whole shape, but given events over the last year, it seems like I might have caught the tail.
Read “American Gold Mine“