Neal Stephenson and Cory speaking at Seattle's Town Hall, Oct 26

We're getting together to talk about Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future , a project that Stephenson kicked off -- I've got a story in it called "The Man Who Sold the Moon."

The project's mission is to promote "Asimovian robots, Heinleinian rocket ships, Gibsonian cyberspace… plausible, thought-out pictures of alternate realities in which... compelling innovation has taken place." Tickets are $5.

Neal Stephenson and Cory Doctorow: Reigniting Society’s Ambition with Science Fiction

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  1. gself says:

    Trying to channel Robert Heinlein?
    The Man Who Sold the Moon is a science fiction novella by Robert A. Heinlein written in 1949 and published in 1951.

  2. Considering that this project sounds like it's trying to inspire people to the same level that Delos Harriman was inspired in Heinlein's work, and also that an adjective based on Heinlein's name is used in the description of the event, I'd guess that Cory knows of the original.

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