Presentation at UNDP’s Istanbul Innovation Days

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!


Announcing NINTH STEP STATION, a new serial from Serial Box!

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

STATE TECTONICS donation partner!

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.