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Matthew Kressel
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Multiple Nebula Award finalist. Author of KING OF SHARDS
Multiple Nebula Award finalist. Author of KING OF SHARDS

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Here's the podcast audio from last week's Fantastic Fiction at KGB with guests Nova Ren Suma and Kiini Salaam. As always, thanks to Gordon Linzner for recording the audio! http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2017/03/21/audio-from-march-15-with-nova-ren-suma-kiini-ibura-salaam/

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Here are Ellen's photos from last week's Fantastic Fiction at KGB with guests Nova Ren Suma and Kiini Ibura Salaam. http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2017/03/21/photos-from-march-15th-with-nova-ren-suma-kiini-ibura-salaam/

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Wow, isn't that a beauty. Cover reveal for Ellen Datlow's MAD HATTERS AND MARCH HARES, which includes my story "In Memory of a Summer's Day," as well as stories from Genevieve Valentine, Catherynne M. Valente, Jane Yolen, Andy Duncan, Seanan McGuire, Jeffrey Ford, Richard Bowes, and lots more. Cover by Dave McKean. http://www.tor.com/2017/03/20/revealing-dave-mckeans-cover-for-new-anthology-mad-hatters-and-march-hares/

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In case you missed it yesterday, my short story "The Last Novelist" is now up at Tor.com. http://www.tor.com/2017/03/15/the-last-novelist-or-a-dead-lizard-in-the-yard/

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Tonight at KGB, Nova Ren Suma and Kiini Ibura Salaam. Hope you can join us! http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2017/03/02/nova-ren-suma-kiini-ibura-salaam-march-15/

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My story "The Last Novelist" about a dying writer in the far future on a distant planet who tries to finish one last novel before his demise is now up at Tor.com. http://www.tor.com/2017/03/15/the-last-novelist-or-a-dead-lizard-in-the-yard/

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It seems to me as I was walking through the afternoon miasma of New York City at peak-fume, breathing in lungful after lungful of exhaust carbon, soot, and heaven knows how many carcinogenic particulates, that beginning with electric buses and trucks would be a good first place to start.

It would sure be nice to walk outside in the afternoon sun and not breathe in poison. So here's the thing. We have an option now that's actually cheaper than our current poison. Electric buses are now cheaper than diesel.

Your daily poison actually costs you more than clean air.
https://electrek.co/2017/02/13/electric-buses-proterra-ceo/

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Solar energy prices worldwide have dropped by 58 percent over the past five years. “China is the largest solar energy producer in the world, and in 2016, its solar capacity increased by twice as much as it had in 2015. Overall, the country produced 77.42 gigawatts of solar energy to generate 66.2 billion kilowatt-hours of power. Meanwhile, the U.S. nearly doubled its own yearly increase, from 7.3 GW added in 2015 to 14 GW added in 2016, with some states showing remarkable growth. For instance, New York increased its solar power use by more than 800 percent.”

Solar capacity in the U.K. increased by 29 percent in 2016, with German capacity growing by 21 percent and French capacity increasing by 8.3 percent. Now Tesla is installing a huge cell-plus-batteries plant on Kauai — a 13 megawatt SolarCity solar farm and a 52 megawatt-hour battery installation. KIUC and Tesla project an annual savings of 1.6 million gallons of fossil fuels.
Meanwhile: Renewable energy met a major milestone in the U.S., with wind briefly powering over 50 percent of the country’s electric demand. The Southwest Power Pool (SPP)—a grid operator responsible for powering 14 states. … “The US now joins countries like Scotland, who last year generated the nation’s entire electricity by wind alone, Denmark, whose installation of offshore wind turbines allowed them to power the whole country on just wind energy for a whole day, and other areas of Europe where wind power’s capacity has already overtaken coal.”

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Next week, Nova Ren Suma and Kiini Salaam, for Fantastic Fiction at KGB. Hope you can join us! http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2017/03/02/nova-ren-suma-kiini-ibura-salaam-march-15/

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If you wish to keep up to date with my fiction, you can now subscribe to my mailing list (link below). While there is Twitter and Facebook and G+ and my blog, all of those have an aura of the impersonal. They seem to me a bit more like shouting into a crowded room and hoping a few people turn away from everyone else’s shouts for a moment to listen. An email list seems more personal to me. People subscribe because they want to.

I plan to keep this list pretty low-frequency. I’ll send out updates only when I have something tangible: a new story out, a new book contract, and maybe once or twice I year I’ll send a free gift to subscribers like a novel or story excerpt. Sometimes the internet can be so very large and impersonal, so consider this my way of having a bit more intimate relationship with fans of my writing. Please fill out the form if you’re interested: http://www.matthewkressel.net/2017/03/05/mailing-list/
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