If you’re in NYC or DC this fall and you like SF like I like acronyms, we might run into each other. September 30, I’ll be in conversation with Elizabeth Bear and Ed Finn at Tumblr HQ in Manhattan about The Hieroglyph Anthology.
Project Hieroglyph, inspired by Neal Stephenson and headquartered at Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, aims to rekindle our grand ambitions for the future by bringing together top science fiction authors with scientists, engineers and other experts to collaborate on ambitious techno-optimistic visions of the near future. The project’s first anthology, Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future (HarperCollins), will be published on September 9, 2014.
My contribution to this anthology is a story about the future of immigration policy, called “By the Time We Get to Arizona.” It’s sort of like The Prisoner meets Pleasantville. In the Nogales desert.
Later I’ll be in DC for a few different events with the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, Slate Magazine, and ASU’s Center for Science & The Imagination. On October 2, I’ll be at The Keck Center of the National Academy of Sciences for Hieroglyph’s DC book launch — details forthcoming. (It may be a ticketed event; it may be open to the public — I don’t know yet.)
So, if you’re in the area and want to say hi, please come by!