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Coming July 2024: NAVOLA

February 13, 2024

I’ve got a new book coming out in July. Navola is the story of Davico di Regulai, heir to both the wealth and the intrigues of his family’s merchant banking empire.  This was a labor of love for me, and a secret project for many years.  I’m very happy to see it taking final form. […]

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Grist’s 2023 Climate Fiction Contest

April 25, 2023

I’m going to be one of the judges for  Grist.org’s Imagine 2200 Climate Fiction Writing Contest. All the details on the contest and how to submit are here: https://grist.org/climate-fiction/imagine-2200-contest-submissions/ I’ve often heard from people that I write too many depressing stories about the future, and I understand that criticism.I firmly believe that science fiction can […]

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TIME Magazine selects SHIP BREAKER for Top 100 List

September 9, 2021

TIME Magazine has named SHIP BREAKER as one of the Top 100 Young Adult Novels of all time. I loved writing this book and I’m honored that the panel of judges considered it worthy of recognition.  

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“Pop Squad” on Netflix

September 9, 2021

It’s part of Love, Death + Robots Season 2, and it looks great. Vulture had a positive review of it as well. https://www.vulture.com/article/love-death-and-robots-volume-2-netflix-best-worst-episodes.html

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Water Knife and Megadroughts

September 9, 2021

I was recently invited to share some thoughts about the future of water with RadioWest and KUER.  You can hear my dire prognostications along with some very smart discussion about our water future here: Megadroughts, Pt. 3: The Future

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The Future of News; the Future of Us.

November 12, 2020

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 […]

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