The reasons I volunteered were hardly simple. When are our motivations ever straightforward? I wanted to prove my own theories of gender and identity, solve one of those big riddles of the universe — are men and women really from different planets? is it nature or nurture? — but there was also the simple element of curiosity. No one had ever acquired both the body and the brain of the opposite sex. And I admit, being the first had a strong attraction for me, doing something that would earn me a place in the history books, put me next to Doreen Kimura and Sigmund Freud.Link (Thanks, Jeremy!)
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.