science fiction

Neal Stephenson and perseverance

October 2, 2008

WIRED has an excellent article on Neal Stephenson’s latest book, ANATHEM. The book sounds like a good read, but buried in the article was an informative bit of Stephenson’s back story that I wanted to pull out. His early books, a satire about big universities and an eco-thriller, were well received but not huge sellers. […]

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draft completed

September 11, 2008

on the “big book,” as my son calls it (for some reason he’s not impressed with the short story collection). I expected more of a sense of triumph, considering that I’ve been working on this monster for… lessee… wow. The initial nugget for a story about a “windup girl” came from April 2003. I was […]

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