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A shift to a solar power infrastructure would benefit both the environment and the economy. It's a no-brainer. http://www.matthewkressel.net/2015/03/24/switching-to-a-solar-power-infrastructure/
I don't believe in a technological utopia — that technology will magically solve all of our problems. But I do believe that technology has the power to ameliorate some of our worst human offenses. Take our addiction to fossil fuels. Global warming, which predicts a global temperature rise ...
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Photos from Fantastic Fiction at KGB, March 18th, 2015, with Caitlín R. Kiernan & Lisa Mannetti.
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I'm happy to announce that I've sold "The Garden Beyond Her Infinite Skies" to Clarkesworld Magazine​. It will be my fourth story appearing there. After reading For Your Own Good by Alice Miller, I was inspired to write a piece about inculcated generational abuse. And farmers of universes. Some more good writing news in the blog post. http://www.matthewkressel.net/2015/03/18/writing-news-and-sale/
I'm happy to announce that I've sold a new story to Clarkesworld Magazine. “The Garden Beyond Her Infinite Skies” will be me fourth story published in Neil Clarke's excellent magazine, and I'm excited to be there as always. I was reading Alice Miller's For Your Own Good a few months back and was ...
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My Nebula-nominate story, "The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye" is also available as a podcast narrated by the fabulous Kate Baker. Her rendition of the Eye's voice is chill-inducing. http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/audio_05_14/
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"Here they were, on the only planetary surface on which you could walk freely, naked to the wind and sun, and when they had a choice, they sat in boxes and stared at littler boxes, just as if they had no choice -- as if they were in a space station -- as if the bad old days of the caged centuries had never gone away. They didn't even look up at the stars at night. Walking among them, she saw that it was so. Indeed if they had been people who were interested in the stars they would not have still been here. There overhead stood Orion at his angle. 'the most beautiful object any of us will ever know in the world, spread out in the sky like a true god, in whom it would only be necessary to believe a little.' But no one looked." -- Kim Stanley Robinson, 2312.
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I'm honored and flattered that my story "The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye" published in Clarkesworld Magazine​ has been nominated for a Nebula award. It’s a supreme honor to have my story included in the same category with such talents as Aliette de Bodard​, Eugie Foster​,  Usman Tanveer Malik​, Sarah Pinsker​, Ursula Vernon, and Alyssa Wong​. And what incredible stories they all are. Wow! In this blog post I talk a little bit about how I wrote "Meeker" and what I was trying to do with Beth's character. Links to download the story are also provided. http://www.matthewkressel.net/2015/02/25/the-meeker-and-the-all-seeing-eye-nominated-for-a-nebula-award/
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Ellen Datlow​'s photos from February 18th, with Ben Loory​ & Mike Allen​. http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2015/02/25/photos-from-feb-18th-with-ben-loory-mike-allen/
KGB Fantastic Fiction is a monthly reading series held on the third Wednesday of every month at the famous KGB Bar in Manhattan. The reading series features luminaries and up-and-comers in speculative fiction. Admission is always free. Some of our past readers: Joyce Carol Oates, Lucius Shepard, ...
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From Wednesday's Fantastic Fiction at KGB, with Caitlín R. Kiernan & Lisa Mannetti.
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Fantastic Fiction at KGB co-hosts Ellen Datlow​ and Matthew Kressel​ present: Caitlín R. Kiernan & Lisa Mannetti, tonight at KGB Bar. Ellen is traveling so I will be co-hosting with magisterial David Mercurio Rivera​. Hope you can join us! http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2015/02/27/caitlin-r-kiernan-lisa-mannetti-march-18th/
KGB Fantastic Fiction is a monthly reading series held on the third Wednesday of every month at the famous KGB Bar in Manhattan. The reading series features luminaries and up-and-comers in speculative fiction. Admission is always free. Some of our past readers: Joyce Carol Oates, Lucius Shepard, ...
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Leonard Nimoy, z"l - Jewish actor best known for his role as Spock on the Star Trek science-fiction series - describes how he came to work with famous director and actor of the Yiddish stage Maurice Schwartz. http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/video/leonard-nimoys-stint-working-yiddish-theatre-director-and-actor-maurice-schwartz
Leonard Nimoy, z"l - Jewish actor best known for his role as Spock on the Star Trek science-fiction series - describes how he came to work with famous director and actor of the Yiddish stage Maurice Schwartz. Watch more Nimoy shorts: Leonard Nimoy's Mameloshn: A Yiddish Story · The West End, ...
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In case you missed it, here's the podcast audio from Fantastic Fiction at KGB, February 18th, with Ben Loory​ & Mike Allen​. Audio recorded by Gordon Linzner​. http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2015/02/26/audio-from-feb-18th-with-ben-loory-mike-allen/
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Fantastic Fiction co-hosts Ellen Datlow​ and Matthew Kressel​ present: Caitlín Rebekah Kiernan​ & Lisa Mannetti​, Wednesday, March 18th, 7pm at KGB Bar. Hope you can join us! http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2015/02/25/caitlin-r-kiernan-lisa-mannetti-march-18th/
KGB Fantastic Fiction is a monthly reading series held on the third Wednesday of every month at the famous KGB Bar in Manhattan. The reading series features luminaries and up-and-comers in speculative fiction. Admission is always free. Some of our past readers: Joyce Carol Oates, Lucius Shepard, ...
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IT Professional, Part-time Writer, Full-time Nerd.
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Writer, hacker, nerdologist
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By day I'm a computer hacker, by night I don tights and become a writer.  Or is it the other way around? Every now and then I show up at KGB, where I co-host a monthly reading series with Ellen Datlow. Currently living in Queens with a subway train going right through my apartment.
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Latest story is "The Sounds of Old Earth" in LIGHTSPEED magazine. which Joyce Carol Oates said, "This is a powerful story that is both tragic & hopeful–unexpectedly. And beautifully written. Thank you for sharing it." http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/the-sounds-of-old-earth/
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