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Humanity 2.0 is an anthology of science fiction stories that examine how interstellar travel might change us as a species. Will we choose to upload our minds into a singularity? Enhance ourselves with alien DNA? Will our bodies remain the same, but our culture and societal norms change considerably to accommodate for effects of time dilation, or become subsumed by advanced alien species? What will it mean to be human in such a future?

Read more at http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/04/humanity-2-0-edited-alex-shvartsman-examines-next-step-human-evolution/
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Operation Awesome invites me to discuss the differences between writing for children and writing for adults - which don't fall along the same lines I'd originally assumed.
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Guest-posting at Beth Cato's web site today with Nutella reminiscing and a yummy recipe.
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Why the pseudonym, people ask.

Basically, it's a branding thing. I usually write hard science fiction and secondary-world fantasy. This time I wrote a cutesy halloween book with interior drawings. The overlap in those two audiences isn't very big. (Well, ok, it's bigger than, say, the overlap between historical romance and near-future military SF. Because even hard science fiction readers have kids.)

But on a broad scale, people who buy my Asimov's reprints aren't going to be the same people who fall in love with Arthur and Genevieve. If I publish them all under the same byline, they're going to show up all jumbled together anytime someone does a web search for "Nancy Fulda". In other words, it makes it harder for people to find the books they're actually looking for, and the last thing you want to do as an author is make it harder for people to buy your books.

So. Universe: Meet Sherrida Pope. She's me. Only cutesy.
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So... I kind of wrote a children's book? With interior illustrations?

This is what my brain does when it gets tired of hard science fiction, I guess.
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+Nancy Fulda Thanks, I always wondered how some children book authors handle the drawings.
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Does technology dehumanize us?

Popular culture seems to believe so. Matrix. RoboCop. The Borg. And we've all probably sat in rooms where the people seem more interested in their cell phones than each other.

But if you look at the technology acting every day in the lives of ordinary people, the narrative changes. I know an elderly gentleman who damaged his hip in a bike accident. He couldn't walk. He could barely shuffle. Now? He's out kayaking and laying floor tiles in his new house.

Mary Robinette Kowal's mother -- Oh my gosh, if you haven't read the blog post, go to http://maryrobinettekowal.com/category/journal/ and read about her mother. The things that are happening with bionics are incredible.

Which kind of forces one to reevaluate the question. Does technology necessarily dehumanize us? Or might it, just possibly, be giving our humanity back to us instead?
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My friend Megan Grey has a new book out! The title story is one of the most significant publications in speculative fiction last year. In fact, it was nearly nominated for the Hugo before voters realized that it was technically in the January 2015 Issue of Fireside, even though the story released in December. (Which means it's eligible THIS year.)
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Despite a new job, a return to grad school, and top secret family-related developments which have nothing at all to do with writing, I am delighted to be returning to the Life, the Universe, and Everything symposium at the Provo Marriott Hotel this year. Happy schedule details follow:

**Discovering David Brin**
Thursday, Feb. 11 at 9:00 AM
From “The Postman” to Brin’s nonfiction “Freedom of Speech”, and McGannon Communication Award winning “The Transparent Society”. Hugely influential, Brin is a 2010 fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. In other words, he’s too cool for you not to drop everything and go hear all about him. Right now.

**Religion in Science Fiction**
Thursday, Feb. 11 at 10:00 AM
Discussion of the ways religion has been expressed in science fiction, and ways it might be explored in a setting that focuses on what is sometimes considered its antithesis: science.

**The Culture of Immortality**
Saturday, Feb. 13 at 5PM
This panel has no official description on the LTUE web site. Perhaps because the title says it all?

I hope to see many old and new friends at the symposium. However, because I’m likely to be popping in and out (Life. It happens.) the only way to be sure of catching me is if you swing by before or after one of my panels. Or by like, emailing me and pre-arranging lunch. I’m open to stuff like that.
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Visiting SFWA with a guest post about internet controversy. Or rather, about what it looks like from the inside.
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Today I visit Spencer Ellsworth with a guest post on Writing and Parenting.

"When Spencer invited me to do a post for his Writing and Parenting series, I froze up for a long time. What can I possibly say that hasn’t already been said? The guest bloggers here have talked about poison changeling daughters and tossing pee out of car windows, for crying out loud. I cannot top that. (And that’s probably a good thing.)
But as I skimmed through the posts, an idea started to form."

Read more at http://spencerellsworth.com/nancy-fulda-when-kids-get-older/
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Buffalitos in space, cyborgs and conflicts!

This week was very eventful – mainly because of you, dear supporters. You made it possible that we can not only release one funded story this week, but two! On Wednesday, #MoozvineMatch launched and you reacted incredibly... The support that came through, especially on Thursday, was overwhelming. We are proud to announce the release of +Lawrence Schoen's  Buffalogenesis! That’s not all, since +Nancy Fulda's  story The Cyborg and the Cemetery was funded in a mere four days, we decided to release it early – today!

As a "Thank You", we decided to add Movement to that pile of stories – another great short story by Nancy Fulda. Sneakily, +David Walton's  All The Rage This Year was published on Tuesday, so don’t miss it! All together, we released four short stories & novelettes this week – so you have plenty of reading to do over the weekend. Next week, we have a very special announcement to make, with two stories from an author you might now... Keep an eye on your inbox to know more next Tuesday!

We hope that’s a nice after-work-gift to you, dear readers and supporters. If you like different types of Sci-Fi as either short stories or novelettes – on Moozvine.com you will find it! We wish you a very pleasant weekend with lots of relaxing and enjoyable reading. 

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Movement: https://www.moozvine.com/publication/nancyfulda/3
All The Rage This Year: https://www.moozvine.com/publication/davidwalton/2
Buffalogenesis: https://www.moozvine.com/publication/schoen/1
The Cyborg and the Cemetery: https://www.moozvine.com/publication/nancyfulda/1
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Dead Men Don't Cry is now on Audible!

This collection has been out in paperback and on kindle for over a year, so I suppose one could consider it outdated. But one would only make such considerations if one wasn't familiar with Joe Zieja's incredible voice talent. Joe's subtle narration brought a life to the stories - and in some cases, a new level of meaning - that isn't present in the text-only version. I'm extremely pleased that he was able to narrate my work.

This book is exclusive to Audible. I understand they're in the habit of offering a free trial membership for those who haven't quite decided if audio books are their thing. They have listening apps for smartphones, tablets, kindles, or those old-fashioned computer thingies, and Audible members who continue beyond the trial period are eligible for one free book each month.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Author
Introduction
Nancy Fulda has won multiple awards for her writing, including an award jointly administered by Baen Books and the National Space Society for the exceptional literary quality and scientific accuracy of her story "That Undiscovered Country."
 
Her Asimov's story, "Movement", has been recommended for a Nebula Award.
Bragging rights
Valedictorian, National Merit Scholar, Phobos Award Winner, Vera Hinckley Mayhew Award Winner, Jim Baen Memorial Award Winner
Education
  • Brigham Young University
    Computer Science, 2002
  • Brigham Young University
    MS Computer Science, 2004
Work
Occupation
Writing and Parenting. Also Software Development.
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Gender
Female
Relationship
Married