I just arrived in Santa Clara, CA. Tomorrow night is the Canopus award ceremony at the 100 Year Starship symposium, for which my short story “The Race for Arcadia” is a finalist. There are a ton of great stories nominated in my category (including works by Ken Liu and Cat Valente) so I’m not expecting to win, but I sure plan on having fun at the ceremony!
And while we await the results, you can enjoy my story published in this week’s Nature magazine, “Staff Meeting, As Seen By the Spam Filter.” You should also check out the blog post which goes with it: I think it came out at least as well as the story itself.
In other news, I sold “Golf to the Death” to Galaxy’s Edge magazine. Mike Resnick is very kind to my work and has published a lot of it; with this story he sent me a rewrite request and his suggestions were SO spot on that I’m confident it improved the story by a ton. Not sure when it will be published, but likely in the next 6 months or sooner.