Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Stories Inspired by Microsoft

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Exciting update on a project I’ve been working on this year! I’ve contributed a story to an upcoming anthology of sci fi based on real life technology!

The collection is called Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Stories Inspired by Microsoft, and it’ll be available on all major eBook platforms for free on November 17th. All of authors were given inside access to a Microsoft Research lab and the visits served as inspiration for each of our stories.

The collection features eight award-winning, acclaimed writers of science fiction, and also includes a short graphic novel, written by me and illustrated by Michele Rosenthal. Each story also features an original illustration by Joey Camacho.
To learn more, go to:
…and follow the hashtag #FutureVisionsBook
And look for online news from Elizabeth Bear in the next few days about her contribution to the anthology!

Come see me at Topatocon!

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Forgot to upload my SPX announcement, whoops! But it went great as always, with O Human Star nominated for an Ignatz Award as Outstanding Online Comic. Now I’m off to my first New England con this weekend in Easthampton, MA! Topatocon will be held in the Eastworks building and you can find me at table B4!

Come see me at Autoptic!

It’s time for another convention, this one local! I’ll be at table 84 at Autoptic, held in the Aria building in downtown Minneapolis this upcoming weekend. I’m so excited to see fellow Minneapolitans. Take a look at my updated Events page, where I’ve posted two more upcoming appearances: a return to SPX in September and a debut at GeekGirlCon in October!

Working with The Intercept to explain one of the NSA’s tools

This was an extremely top secret freelance project I worked on for the last couple of weeks! The Intercept, which was founded by the individuals who made a lot of Edward Snowden’s leaks about the NSA public, approached my frequent collaborator David Axe and I to create graphics explaining XKeyScore, one of the tools in the NSA’s arsenal. It was a privilege to work with them, and I think the graphics turned out pretty great!