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The Hugo-award-winning cast of Writing Excuses has invited me for a guest appearance. Well, technically, they've invited me for four guest appearances, subbing in for Dan Wells, who is currently in Germany not-being-a-serial-killer.

This is not the first time I've been on Writing Excuses, but it's the first time I've been on the show at the same time as Brandon Sanderson, thus demonstrating conclusively that we are not actually the same person.

We did the recording a few weeks ago, and the episodes will air within the next few months. Expect lively conversations about artificial intelligence, how to create engaging characters, un-teaching the reader, and other writing-related stuff.
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In honor of the spooky season, Maria Schneider is hosting my story "Hexes and Tooth Decay" on her web site.  The story is about a grumpy rock fairy and an impolite witch -- short, twist ending, and funny.  (At least, that's what all the Amazon reviewers thought.)

At any rate, it's free to read at Bear Mountain Books, and can even be sent to your Kindle with the click of a button.

Happy Halloween!
--Nancy
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Revising a novel is hard. I keep finding places where the guy who nearly died of shock is suddenly taking on the guy who took some pretty nasty damage in the last battle, with no explanation for how or why they've apparently miraculously healed.

Next time, I'm just going to make everyone die the very first time they get injured.
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Pop quiz: If you saw these book covers sitting side by side, which would you be more likely to pick up?

(I'm looking for impulse choices, not contemplative analysis. Don't think too hard, and just answer Left or Right. I'll explain later.)
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Since two others commented I thought I would add mine.

As Jakob said the left one is more colorful but also to me the dull colors on the right make it look old fashion and from way back when.

A close up may make me change my mind though.  
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It's been two years since "Movement" was nominated for the Hugo and Nebula awards. Time to release an updated edition.

The author commentary at the back discusses some of the hidden symbolism within the story. Not that anyone needs that info to appreciate the text, but I've always been fascinated with creative process. Figured the details might be of interest.
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I just backed The Strength of Wild Horses on @Kickstarter http://kck.st/Hu5bTB 

Go, Amy, go go go! Your stories deserve to be told.
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As of today, TWELVE TOMORROWS is hitting newsstands.

My contribution is a bit different than Brin's. I play around with the concepts of intelligence, perpetual existence, and the role played by the endocrine system in cognition. Also with the dilemma of a dying man whose socially isolated granddaughter desperately needs to believe he will always be there for her.
 
"Twelve Tomorrows" is the latest special science fiction issue of the MIT Technology Review.  Last year's special volume was a huge hit, containing some of the best SF stories of 2012… and this edition carries on that tradition, with vivid tales by Greg Egan, Nancy Kress, Allen Steele, Peter Watts and myself… along with other fine writers, all aimed at dealing with near-future possible trends or shocks in technology and its impact on human lives.

 Also, an interview with Neal Stephenson and a spectacular multi-page, color feature on the Art of Richard Powers!  

My own story deals with a near future option offered by "specs" or googlasses, to replace prison as a punishment with something else. SOmething that is both better and more chilling.  

http://www.technologyreview.com/twelvetomorrows/
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Writing and Parenting. Also Software Development.
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Female
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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
  • Livermore High School
    1995
  • Brigham Young University
    Computer Science, 2002
  • Brigham Young University
    MS Computer Science, 2004
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