The New York Times has an excellent new speculative series they’re calling “Op-Eds from the Future” and I was thrilled to write this, imagining a time in the not-so-distant future in which Latin America is about to unify EU-style so that I could argue that the U.S. should welcome a stronger neighbor to the south.
Although it’s written in the style of an op-ed and in the voice of someone who would write an op-ed for the New York Times, this is speculative fiction, which means it’s more about the present than the future. I wanted to explore the idea of supra-national organizations, which is an increasingly important dynamic in global governance, and more importantly I wanted to shake up the way people tend to think about Latin America from the U.S. perspective.
Our new series rejoins #cloneclub eight years later.
If you’ve seen the original Orphan Black series on BBC America, you know it was innovative, scary, funny, feminist science fiction at its best, elevated to a pinnacle by the astonishing performances of Emmy-award winning actress Tatiana Maslany.
That’s why I was beyond thrilled when Serial Box asked me to submit a concept for a sequel. Over the past year I’ve been leading an outstanding team of writers, including Madeline Ashby, Mishell Baker, Heli Kennedy, E.C. Myers, and Lindsay Smith to develop the series and come up with a twisty, cutting-edge plot worthy of the original. We are so excited to share it!
Pre-order the series at https://www.serialbox.com/serials/orphan-black!
Read my new story, “Sturdy Lamps and Ladders,” about skeleton reefs, cephalopod neurology, and trauma. Be sure to check out the rest of XPrize Oceans Anthology as well, it’s a terrific line-up of writers!
I’m thrilled an honored that Infomocracy has been selected for the Neukom Awards Shortlist! You can read more about the awards here.
We are so excited to announce that Ninth Step Station, the near-future buddy cop procedural that has garnered rave reviews on Serial Box has been renewed for another season!
(We’re really excited.)
The pre-order page is already up at Serial Box and for the next twenty-four hours or so you can get 50% off using the code NSSseason2
You can here us talking about our process and what we’re looking forward to in Season 2 on Serial Box’s YouTube Channel.
I’m so thrilled and honored that The Centenal Cycle – Infomocracy, Null States, and State Tectonics – has been nominated for a Hugo award in the series category! It’s an amazing cohort of nominees so make sure you check out the other series, and the rest of the Hugo nominees, as well.
I had a wonderful time speaking today at Access Now’s Data Privacy Summit. You can see the livestream here.
I’ve added Team Mishima and Team Domaine merchandise on Redbubble, along with the Vote Policy1st stuff. Enjoy!
Several different people had asked for this on Twitter, so I made some Policy1st T-shirts! Show off your Information status with this simple, classic design. More to come.
I had a fascinating time at the Istanbul Innovation Days conference last month, and particularly enjoyed participating in my panel on speculative economics. You can watch my presentation here starting at around 6:49.30, and I encourage you to take a look at the rest of the talks as well!