I am SO EXCITED to announce Ninth Step Station, the serial I created for Serial Box and wrote with Fran Wilde, Jacqueline Koyanagi, and Curtis Chen, coming early in 2019! #9SS is a buddy cop murder mystery procedural with all the twists, set in a near future occupied Tokyo. I wanted to write the kind of serial that I would want to relax with – fun, exciting, surprising, with great characters and cool tech and epic geopolitical intrigue.
The amazing team Serial Box pulled together for this project CAME THROUGH and I have had so much fun working on this with Curtis C. Chen, Jacqueline Koyanagi, and Fran Wilde. I’ve read through every episode they’ve written with giggles and shrieks and shudders.
Serial Box is the perfect vehicle for this kind of story, because each episode is a complete mystery showcasing the talents of one of the team, while the season-level metaplots let us build our characters, relationships, and intrigue into something really satisfying.
So check out that discount code for pre-ordering and stay tuned for more updates from us on the #9SS hashtag! And in the meantime, check out all the other cool offerings at https://www.serialbox.com
I am very excited to announce that I’ll be donating 10% of my earnings from STATE TECTONICS to +Global Voices, an amazing organization giving us perspectives from all over the world.
If you didn’t know, I donate 10% of my earnings from INFOMOCRACY to +Accountability Lab for their work on grassroots accountability and good governance, and 10% of my earnings from NULL STATES to +Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion to support their advocacy for the stateless and efforts to end statelessness.
I do this partly because I feel so lucky to be able to earn even part of my income doing something I love and that I did for many years without getting paid, but mainly I want to connect the fictional, future worlds of my books with the real world issues they address.
If you found my books interesting or thought-provoking, please take a look at the work being done by Global Voices, the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, and the Accountability Lab to learn about how people are working on these problems right now in the real world. Maybe you’ll find another way to get involved with one or more of them! Maybe they will inspire you to actions, large or small, that you can take in your own life! In any case, if you’ve bought my books or encouraged a library to buy them, you’ve already contributed.
I’ll be joining Duende District for their Latinx in Publishing supported Latinx Book Group Author Series at BloomBars on April 22nd 4-5pm. Come join us!
The GORGEOUS PURPLE cover for State Tectonics is now up! Will Staehle has done an amazing job on all three of the Centenal Cycle covers, and this one is the perfect complement to the others.
The full announcement is at Tor.com.
I talked to Conrad Young at World Literature Today about the issues in Infomocracy and Null States. Take a read!
State Tectonics, the third book in the Centenal Cycle, is now available for pre-order, with delivery scheduled on September 11th, 2018! Find it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, or your favorite independent book store!
I’m very excited to be keynoting, along with three other very impressive speakers, at the Forum on Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology at the end of May. Abstracts are due January 14th for anyone interested in attending!
On January 17th I’ll be reading for the Charm City Spec series at Bird in Hand in Baltimore.
On February 13th I’ll be at the Galactic Philadelphia reading series at the Irish Pub in Philadelphia.
From February 22nd-24th I’ll be teaching at the Desert Nights, Rising Stars conference at the Piper Center of Arizona State University.
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.”