Time for another NeuroThursday: this one on how memories get so fluid & unreliable!
— Benjamin C. Kinney (@BenCKinney) June 30, 2017
My friend and fellow writer Dan Koboldt has just announced the sale of his nonfiction book, “Putting the Science in Fiction,” to Writer’s Digest Books.
An astute reader may notice that I don’t normally push other peoples’ books on this blog. But this one is a special case – because I’m going to have an essay on it! It’ll be based on Seven Things Authors Should Know About Cybernetics, my contribution to his Science in SF, Fact in Fantasy blog. But like all else in the book, the article will be expanded and deepened, so there’ll be plenty of new material – and ways to draw it together and apply it to your writing – when the book comes out in Fall 2018!
Today’s the day, my friends: time to unleash Cyborg Shark Battle (Season 4, O’ahu Frenzy) upon the world!
The anthology Cat’s Breakfast is now available for purchase in ebook, and a trade paperback will be available from that same link in a few days.
I’m thrilled to be able to share this story with you all at last. It’s got ridiculous social rituals, backstabby social dynamics, reality TV, and brain-machine interfaces. In other words, a recounting of my time in graduate school, only with more reality TV and less-dangerous animals.
As silly as this story may sound, I actually consider it hard SF. It extrapolates modern trends and technologies into entirely plausible directions of new profit…
P.S. If you sign up for my mailing list soon, the June newsletter will contain a free teaser excerpt!
I’m delighted to announce that I’ve just sold “The Setting of the Sun” to Compelling Science Fiction!
Compelling is a new professional science fiction market with a focus on hard SF, and this story should fit right in: it’s full of cosmology and chronology, told from the point of view of a Dyson swarm across nine hundred million years of history.
Did I mention the story is only 1300 words long? Yeah.
Coming August 1, 2017!
Another NeuroThursday lined up for you: this one on marijuana safety! It’s less harmful than many drugs (including alcohol binge drinking), but I wouldn’t call it Mostly Harmless.
This week’s NeuroThursday is a long one, but I had a lot of cool stuff to explain. Neural networks: how they work, and what they’re all about!