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This morning I found this nice mini review of "Cameron Rhyder's Legs," my story which appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine​ back in November:

"What a strange time travel/alternate reality story. A rock concert is the ultimate battleground in a war to preserve True Time. In this battle technology so advanced is used to instantly occupy and control minds. Warriors from the future try to change the outcome of the concert by manipulating small details of the lives of people in the concert hall. Sound confusing? Well, it kind of is but the author does a great job of keeping the story from spinning out if control. It's disorienting enough to make you feel like you've had one too many drinks before you started reading.This was definitely strange and fun." 

http://eric-the-mailman.blogspot.com/2015/03/cameron-rhyders-legs-by-matthew-kressel.html

Recently I was asked what my favorite short story was that I had written, and I said, "Cameron Rhyder's Legs." It's nice to see others enjoying it as much as I did writing it.
November 2014 19/100 What a strange time travel/alternate reality story. A rock concert is the ultimate battleground in a war to preserve True Time. In this battle technology so advanced is used to instantly occupy a...
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Here are the photos from the April 15th Fantastic Fiction at KGB, with James Morrow​ and Ken Liu​. Ellen Datlow​ was traveling, and so David Mercurio Rivera​ subbed for her. It was an excellent reading. (Podcast coming soon.) http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2015/04/17/photos-from-april-15th-with-james-morrow-and-ken-liu/
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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As someone who's seen Blade Runner over a 100 times, who has given talks on the film, and has given private screenings for friends in which I (a) add trivia and commentary and (b) occasionally recite lines from memory at their request, I'm disappointed I didn't get asked to participate in this speculative plotting for Blade Runner 2. So here goes my take:

Don't make the film. Yes, that's right. I said it.

More thoughts in the link below.
http://www.matthewkressel.net/2015/04/15/we-really-dont-need-blade-runner-2/
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Say what you will about this brutal winter for those of us in the Northeast U.S., the interminable cold really helps me appreciate the beautiful simplicity of a spring day, when the air is hovering above 50 degrees and wants to be even warmer but just might not cut it quite yet. I find spring to be a time of reflection and renewal, not just for the holidays and the sapling growth, but simply because I feel as if my brain is thawing along with the ground. I'm terribly looking forward to this summer, when I can do things like this hike around High Falls, NY and swim in the river waters (I didn't in this photo; there were rumors of leeches.)
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Fantastic Fiction at KGB hosts Ellen Datlow​ and Matthew Kressel​ present: James Morrow​ and Ken Liu​, April 15th at KGB Bar NYC​. Hope you can join us! http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2015/03/30/james-morrow-ken-liu-april-15th/
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Got this very nice review of my Nebula Award-nominated short story, "The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye" at Imagined Worlds. Reviewer Laura Barnitz calls it a "touching space opera" and "full of pathos." Spoilers ahead, but it's a very thorough review. https://labarnitz.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/nebula-nominee-review-the-meeker-and-the-all-seeing-eye-by-matthew-kressel/
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Fantastic Fiction at KGB hosts Ellen Datlow​ and Matthew Kressel​ present: Wesley Chu​ & Nicole Kornher-Stace​, Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at KGB Bar, 7pm. Hope you can join us! http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2015/04/17/wesley-chu-and-nicole-kornher-stace-may-20th/
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Fantastic Fiction at KGB, April 15th, 2015, with James Morrow & Ken Liu
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Fantastic Fiction at KGB hosts Ellen Datlow​ and Matthew Kressel​ present:  James Morrow​ & Ken Liu​, tonight at KGB Bar, 7pm. Ellen is traveling so we have special guest host David Mercurio Rivera​. Hope you can join us! http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2015/03/30/james-morrow-ken-liu-april-15th/
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Today my Nebula Award-nominated story "The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye" was published in the online magazine World Chinese SF Association. The story was translated into Chinese by 耿辉 (Geng Hui), who was just awesome to work with. The magazine also made this cool logo for my story, so now I am officially part of the Illuminati. Let the world domination commence!
http://www.matthewkressel.net/2015/04/02/the-meeker-and-the-all-seeing-eye-published-in-chinese/
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Today is the last day for Nebula voting. My story "The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye," published in May in Clarkesworld Magazine is up for a Nebula Award in the Short Story Category. Here are some reviews:

“The ending is excellent…I recommend this story – it’s definitely worth reading.” –Tangent Online

“A far-future horror story, an effective game of slow reveal, in which we gradually discover that the true is not what we had supposed.” –Locus Online, Lois Tilton

“a very good story.” — SFRevu, Sam Tomaino

“an evocative twist on a familiar, far-flung-future template...A quite vivid and controlled bit of sci-fi!” –Maggie Clark

“Matthew Kressel’s story unfolds slowly like an intricate puzzle. There is a beautiful, dreamlike quality to this tale of the far future, where the vast All-Seeing Eye consumes stars and knowledge and finds a problem it can’t quite solve. The dark undertones emerge gradually. A whole universe is unveiled through only three characters. For me this was the highlight of the issue.” –Antonio Urias

“This story is touching on so many levels, and though the story only features three main characters, it fills the mind like the great expanse of the cosmos. The lonely dark is palpable, and its themes ask the great questions of what it is to suffer, and to be used. I would love to see this story, or at the very least this universe, expanded, but it it just perfect as it is now, as well. If you read nothing else from this issue, be sure it’s this one.” –Alex Hurst

“Just like how the Beth tricks the All-Seeing Eye, Matthew Kressel tricks his readers by immersing them in the curiosity shared by the Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye and the empathy of the Meeker towards Beth. Beyond the Beth, the Meeker, and the All-Seeing eye, however, Kressel treats his readers with the vastness of time in space in his short masterpiece, a space orchestra subtle and melodic for the most part but explosive in the right places.” –ibong tikling

http://www.matthewkressel.net/stories/the-meeker-and-the-all-seeing-eye/
Reviews. “'The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye' by Matthew Kressel is an excellent story of a single huge creature, the Eye, roaming the universe with its story telling companion…This story is very entertaining, right from the start. You get a strong insight into these odd creatures with huge life ...
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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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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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