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  1. An Inside Look at the Copy Editing Process  • 
    If you're at all interested in the copy editing process that a novel goes through before it sees print, you might find this interesting. Here's a conversation I just had this morning with my copy editor, Deanna Hoak, about a sentence in my upcoming book "MultiReal."
  2. How Does the Story End?  • 
    On DeepGenre today: inspired by my thinking as I write the concluding volume of the Jump 225 trilogy, I’ve posted a meditation on how stories end, and why they end, and what the purpose of ending a story is in the first place. Using Batman as a metaphor, of course. If you were to stand […]
  3. “MultiReal”: It’s Done  • 
    The photo you see here is the completed manuscript of my second novel, MultiReal, the sequel to Infoquake. It’s been somewhere around three years in the making, and now it’s done. The book measures 477 pages, or about 148,000 words (including appendices). There are 6 sections, 45 chapters, and 8 appendices. The opening epigraph comes […]
  4. On DeepGenre: The End of Science Fiction  • 
    I’ve just written a long essay on the DeepGenre blog about how long the genre of science fiction is destined to last and whether we might see the end of it anytime soon. Read “The End of Science Fiction” and post your comments there. Some excerpts: Here’s something I’ve noticed about futuristic science fiction stories: […]
  5. KGB Reading Wrap-up  • 
    I arrived back late last night from my trip to New York for the Fantastic Fiction Reading Series at the KGB Bar. Co-organizer Ellen Datlow was kind enough to post photos of the event on her Flickr account. The reading, I felt, went fabulous. At 40 people, the reading audience was both the largest and […]
  6. Reading at the KGB Bar This Wednesday  • 
    As a reminder to those in the New York area, I will be reading this Wednesday night at the Fantastic Fiction Reading Series at the KGB Bar in Manhattan. I’m essentially the warm-up act for the legendary Carol Emshwiller, she who hath won the Philip K. Dick and World Fantasy Awards and received multiple Nebula […]
  7. Five Things That Do Happen When You Become a Published Author  • 
    Following my somewhat pessimistic post on Five Things That Don’t Happen When You Become a Published Author, here are a few things I’ve noticed that do happen when you become a published author. 1. Strangers will be strangely deferential to you. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve met in the past year whose […]
  8. Five Things That Don’t Happen When You Become a Published Author  • 
    Just a few random observances of what my life as a published author has been like compared to what I had expected or hoped for. Keep in mind that I can only speak for my own experiences as a debut novelist with a large independent U.S. publisher. Your mileage may vary. To summarize, I quote […]
  9. A Preview of “MultiReal,” the Sequel to “Infoquake”  • 
    Today I've reached a milestone. I've finished what I'm labeling the fourth draft of "MultiReal," the sequel to "Infoquake." Here are some things you can expect to see when "MultiReal" finally hits the shelves.
  10. “Infoquake”: The Bad Reviews  • 
    I’ve noticed a few other authors posting links to bad reviews of their novels on their websites. By bad reviews, I don’t mean poorly written or incomprehensible reviews — I mean reviews that tear your book a new asshole. I mean reviews that compare your book unfavorably to various types of animal dung. There’s one […]

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