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Today marks the release of the paperback of Walkaway, along with reissues of my five other adult novels, all in matching covers designed by the incredible Will Stahle (and if ebooks are your thing, check out my fair-trade ebook store, where you can get all my audiobooks and ebooks sold on the same terms as physical editions, with no DRM and no license agreements!).

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My latest Locus column is The Engagement-Maximization Presidency, and it proposes a theory to explain the political phenomenon of Donald Trump: we live in a world in which communications platforms amplify anything that gets “engagement” and provides feedback on just how much your message has been amplified so you can tune and re-tune for maximum amplification.
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Here’s the first part of my reading (MP3) of Petard, a story from MIT Tech Review’s Twelve Tomorrows, edited by Bruce Sterling; a story inspired by, and dedicated to, Aaron Swartz — about elves, Net Neutrality, dorms and the collective action problem.
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Last month, while at Adelaide Writers Week, I sat down with the excellent Georgina Godwin to record an interview (MP3) for Monocole’s “Meet the Writers” podcast. They’ve only just published it and I’m very pleased with how it turned out: we got into some territory that I don’t usually cover. Also: they had the interview in a bar and bought me whatever whisky I asked for, which was quite a bonus.