This near-future science fiction book club has chosen Infomocracy as their next book. It’s a great chance to discuss the book with other avid sci-fi readers! Please do respect their schedule to avoid spoilers. And if you haven’t read Infomocracy yet, this is a great way to do it!
Mahvesh Murad interviews me for the Midnight in Karachi podcast.
Thanks to everyone who bought a copy of #Infomocracy, I just wrote a check for $985 to Accountability Lab to support governance around the world! So if you bought #Infomocracy you contributed to their innovative projects, which you can learn more about at http://www.accountabilitylab.org/ I will keep donating as royalties come in, so if you haven’t bought yet you haven’t missed it!
I chose Accountability Lab largely because their work is very close to the issues at the heart of the book: democracy, governance, representation. People working for a better world through better governance, basically.
You can also support the Accountability Lab by going to their web site and participating in their projects. For example, vote for an Integrity Idol. And think about how those projects would look wherever you live. Whom you would nominate to be an integrity idol or for the Honesty Oscars. What can we do to improve our systems for governance and representation and accountability?
I’m so excited to have “The E-Mail Heiress”, about early Internet and human contact up at Reservoir Lit! I’ve been working on it for years and I’m still very fond of it.
The folks at Criminal Element came up with a signature cocktail for Infomocracy – and it sounds pretty tasty. Like the book, a ginfomocracy is smooth, stylish, and guaranteed to make you feel better about 2016 politics!
I’m very pleased that my short story “The Rupture” is now available for reading for free at Capricious. This far-future story is about danger and belonging, emigration and ethnography and the end of the world.
“Older’s fierce imagination and eye for detail make her future world seem entirely plausible, and her characters believably flawed. It’s one of the year’s most promising debuts, and we can’t wait to see where she goes with the recently announced sequel.” – Barnes and Noble
Infomocracy makes Kirkus’s must-read SFFH for June!