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The Berlin Quarterly

I’ve been sitting on this news for a long time, but the publisher has finally broken the news…

I am the guest fiction editor for a special science and science fiction issue of The Berlin Quarterly, a European print review of long form journalism, literature, and the Arts.

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Despite being headquartered in Berlin, each issue is published in English and copies are available in New York, London, and a number of other locations inside and outside of Germany.

Their budget permitted me to select four reprints, so in this issue you’ll find:

  • “Slipping” by Lauren Beukes
  • “Tying Knots” by Ken Liu
  • “A Brief Investigation of the Process of Decay” by Genevieve Valentine
  • “The Best We Can” by Carrie Vaughn

Can’t wait to get my hands on an issue!

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Eleven hours in, forty-nine isn’t that bad. I’m even OK with this being the last time I’ll have a birthday in the forties. Last year, I spent my birthday at the Hugo Awards in London with my dad (which I was very pleased to be able to share with him). This year, I’m happily at home with my family.

No presents necessary, but if you feel compelled to do something, buy yourself a subscription to Clarkesworld and/or Forever or make a pledge on Patreon. If I only accomplish one thing this year, I’d like it to be the ability to quit my day job and become a full-time editor. Each of those helps in some way.

Updating the office calendar

Just remembered to update the sign in my cubicle at the day job.

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Every month it reminds me:

  1. I’m lucky to be alive
  2. I hoped to be working FT on editing/publishing by now. Try harder.

Speaking of trying harder, we’re currently running a Patron drive. This morning, we had 225 supporters at Patreon. Our goal is 250 by the end of the month.

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patreon.com/clarkesworld

Science Fiction Novella Recommendations

Care to recommend some science fiction novellas published in the last 15 years?

Cyber-clothes

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Ordered.

My first cyberversary

Exactly one year ago today, I became a cyborg. The mechanical-me hasn’t had to rescue meat-me and everything is operating according to standard specifications. I’ve successfully resisted all the urges to rise up and conquer humanity. I haven’t assimilated or upgraded anyone. There’s plenty of time for that later.