I am one of the editors of Hieroglyph: Stories & Visions for a Better Future.
My story “Am I Free to Go?” was recently published on Tor.com. With Edward Cornell, I am currently at work on a film adaptation of my story “You, in Emulation” which was published in Nature in 2011.
I am a writer, critic, and anthologist, and was co-editor of the Year’s Best Fantasy and Year’s Best SF series. I have co-edited approximately 30 anthologies. I was a founding editor of The New York Review of Science Fiction, and have a large number of Hugo nominations in the Semiprozine category to show for it. I won a World Fantasy Award for her anthology The Architecture of Fear (1987). My fiction has been published by Asimov's, Nature and in anthologies.
I grew up in Seattle. I hold a B.A. in Mathematics and a masters degree in American Studies, both from from Columbia University in New York. For five years, I taught writing at Harvard Summer School. More recently I have been a consultant for Wolfram Research, L. W. Currey, an antiquarian bookseller, and for ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination. I live in Westport, New York in the Adirondack Park.
We launched Hieroglyph at Google on September 10th.
This collection could be the shot in the arm our imaginations need. It’s an important book, and not just for the fiction.
—Wall Street Journal
[A] group of visionaries have banded together to offer stories that are more utopian, which they hope will contribute to a more positive future…. …The stories still offers plenty of drama, death and destruction, but many have a sort of happy ending.
—New York Times
You can see our launch at Google here:
Hieroglyph: Stories & Visions for a Better Future edited by Ed Finn & Kathryn Cramer was published by HarperCollins September 9th.
Contributors include Neal Stephenson, Lawrence Krauss, Elizabeth Bear, Gregory Benford, Annalee Newitz, Bruce Sterling, Madeline Ashby, Cory Doctorow, and more.
We launched the book at authors@Google and have had a range of exciting events since then.
I have no more events until January, but here's where we went.
HIEROGLYPH ROAD SHOW!
Mountain View, CA, September 10, 2014. I will post the Youtube video of the event when it becomes available. For now, here is a transcript of my speech.
NEAL STEPHENSON and friends | Kepler's Books
Menlo Park, CA, September 10, 2014
Can We Imagine Our Way to a Better Future? at the New America Foundation
Washington, DC, October 2, 2014
Neal Stephenson and Cory Doctorow with Ed Finn: Reigniting Society’s Ambition with Science Fiction
Seattle, October 26, 2014
Changing Hands Bookstore (offsite event at the Cresent Ballroom)
Phoenix, AZ, October 22, 2014
- CAN-CON 2014 | Oct. 3-5, 2014 - Ottawa, Canada
Madeline Ashby & Karl Schroeder | Bakka Phoenix Books
Toronto, Ontario, September 13, 2014
Project Hieroglyph: Book Launch and Celebration- Eventbrite
New York City, September 30, 2014
Zócalo Public Square :: Can Science Fiction Revolutionize Science?
Los Angeles, CA, September 15, 2014 (waiting list)
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