Event Horizon 2017, the anthology of stories from this year’s Campbell Award-eligible authors, is now also available in print until July 15! This is another chance to read works by this year’s up-and-coming new writers of science fiction and fantasy. Moreover, this may be the first opportunity to find my words on actual physical paper, rather than web or ebook!
This week’s NeuroThursday neuroscience explainer: Hand Domaince! Just how dominant is it, anyways? (Less than you think.)
For NeuroThursday this week I fulfilled a promise from last time: explaining the variability of the brain, and what it means for a single neuron to have countless functions!
The Event Horizon anthology has come out today, and is free for all to download until July 15!
This is the latest in a long line of Campbellian Anthologies, containing the works of over 75 people eligible for this year’s John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Everyone in here published their first professional piece of science fiction or fantasy in 2015 or 2016. I’m eligible myself, so you’ll find one of my stories in the anthology – though if you follow my blog, you’ve probably read the story already!
The award is selected by members of this year’s World Science Fiction Convention, with the finalists decided this week, and the winners in a few months. But anyone can read and enjoy nearly 400,000 words by this year’s most promising new writers!
This week’s NeuroThursday goes into one of my personal favorite (hated?) hobgoblins of well-popularized neuroscience: mirror neurons. What are they, what’s the myth, and what’s the controversy?
NeuroThursday rides again with the most pervasive myth of brain lateralization: can you be a “left brained” or “right brained” person?
#NeuroThursday returns with the first in a sporadic-but-ongoing discussion of the curiosities of handedness. We begin by asking: is handedness genetic or learned?
I’m thrilled to announce the sale of another reprint. My neo-Lovecraftian dark fantasy “Sweeter than Lead,” originally a PodCastle original, will be appearing in a future issue of Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores! Most exciting of all, they plan to publish it with an illustration. This is my first time one of my stories will get artwork, and I can’t wait to see what emerges. I’ll make sure to let you all know when it does!
My short story Meltwater came out today at Escape Pod, the internet’s oldest and finest source of audio science fiction! Rajan Khanna gave it an absolutely lovely reading, the perfect balance of mellow and melancholy. If you read the story last year, go forth and listen to the new interpretation – and if you didn’t, now’s your chance to discover my first professional short story!
I have another neuroscience essay up online: this one, Tools and Problems of Human Neuroscience, on the beloved File 770! Click on through to learn about some cutting-edge tools of modern human neuroscience, and how they might (or might not) still be used in a science fictional future.
Bonus: you get to see some pictures of me with electrical equipment strapped to my head!