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Archive for March, 2011

Gene Wolfe: Engineering the Future

Gene Wolfe was born in Brooklyn NY and grew up in Texas, where he attended Texas A&M and the University of Houston, graduating from the latter in 1956 with a BS in mechanical engineering. He served in the US Army in Korea from 1952-54 and received the Combat Infantry Badge, was a project engineer for […]

Alaya Dawn Johnson: Dreaming Stories

Alaya Dawn Johnson was born in Washington DC, and grew up in nearby Potomac MD. She went to private school in DC and attended Columbia University in New York, graduating in 2004 with a BA in East Asian languages and culture. She has lived in New York City since moving there for college, apart from […]

Cory Doctorow: Explaining Creativity to a Martian

From the March 2011 issue of Locus Magazine If science fiction’s unofficial motto is ‘‘All laws are local and no law knows how local it is,’’ then the purest expression of that law is the ‘‘Explaining things to a Martian’’ story – a tale in which humanity’s irrational frailty and manias are laid bare because […]

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