Great review of Null States from Kirkus!
“Older continues to argue, most convincingly, that controlling the flow of information to the government and the public is the most potent power there is and illustrates how seemingly insignificant data points can build up to a larger, threatening picture. There’s also an extremely relevant post-colonial subtext helping to drive the plotlines: despite the best efforts of politicians, drawing arbitrary geographic boundaries does little to erase centuries of ethnic and cultural identity.
Carefully researched, prescient, thoughtful, and disturbing.”
I have a new essay, “The Narrative Spectrum,” up at Fireside Fiction to accompany the short story “Narrative Disorder.” Check it out if you’re interested in learning more about the narrative disorder concept and its roots!
I have a new story out today from Fireside Fiction: NARRATIVE DISORDER. While this is something of an origin story for Mishima, it’s more about the titular condition and what living in a world overflowing with constructed narratives does to our brains. There’s also amazing art from Galen Dara!
I have a new piece up at Lawrence M. Schoen’s Eating Authors series. The question was about my most memorable meal, and while I found it very hard to winnow that down, I wrote about my memories of convenience stores in Japan while working on the response to the 2011 tsunami.
I’m so pleased to have a poem included with Rogue Agent’s excellent No Walls Issue 25, featuring work by immigrants and the children of immigrants! Read “Inside” here.
The third centenal cycle novel is officially on its way!
“Now is a vital (and fascinating) time to be writing about democracy, information, and the responsibility of institutions, so I’m thrilled to be writing book three in the Centenal Cycle. Like Infomocracy and Null States, the third book shows us a future world that offers new ideas in governance while giving us a different perspective on the times we are living through.”
I talk Infomocracy with Eliot Peper at the Chicago Review of Books!
Infomocracy has made another Best Books of 2016, this one from BookRiot! The whole list is excellent, so make sure you read through it. I’m honored to see Infomocracy in this company!