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Literary writers don't mind publishing in cool places with no readers
Hello predators who would rather take a nap,
I have big news. The biggest. Okay, smaller than a novel, but still, it’s pretty epic.
Here’s a hint:
Oh right, the blog part…. Okay, here’s some fun things to think on this week:
We are apparently really close to getting Star Trek replicators. (well, okay, not that close, but still, check out this new 3D printing science that prints both solids and liquids!) Imagine 3D printing a liquid. Science is getting very close to magic.
Or perhaps Science has always been close to magic.
Right? I mean, if people understand it and can consistently replicate it, it’s science. If you yourself can’t understand it but various people can consistently replicate it, it’s still science (or performance art). If you can imagine it, but no one on the planet can replicate it including you, it’s magic. If no one understands it, and no one on the planet can replicate it, then it’s still magic—but might one day become science.
In the much-closer future: here’s something magical that might happen by 2031. (hint: it’s a NASA mission…to a crazy/weird planet!)
Why all the space stuff? Stay tuned!
I’ve been writing a grant all week. NEA grants are bizarre because you feel certain that your project deserves funding but the interface is so incredibly arcane that there’s a part of you which wants to write a letter to the government, asking them to fund an upgrade to their own computer systems as a benefit to the Arts Community—and this time NOT to vend it to the cheapest bidder but to the one with the most five-star reviews. But it’s done. It’s submitted. Let’s hope we get funding. (It’s for an exciting, national print project called Pen Parentis Across the USA.)
You can donate to the project here if you like.
NOW THE BIG NEWS.
Get excited. Not a joke. My short story "The Fourth" which was previously published in Tales from the Canyons of the Damned, issue 32 and was then included in the OMNIBUS anthology Issue 10 was just selected to be included in The Lunar Codex, printed on nanofiche and sent up to the MOON to be included in a time capsule.
You guys. I am officially an Artist on the Moon. On the MOON. There’s a logo and everything! (click the logo to read more about the Lunar Codex. Yay! Big thanks to Daniel Arthur Smith for choosing my odd little story for the Canyons. What a ride!)
But you know what that means, right? Now I have to publish on Mars.
But first I have to plan a launch party.