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After 3 months of private testing, HarperCollins is opening authonomy (the global community site to find/promote new writing) up to a public audience tomorrow and I thought you might like a sneak preview ahead of the others.
With this site, we’re aiming to help unpublished authors promote or publish their work, and encourage curious/independent-minded readers to back new writers and become involved in the decision of what finally makes its way to publication, all in ways that haven’t been available before now. The hope for us is that authonomy will uncover some writing talent for publishing and also some critical/editorial talents.
In Artificial Condition, Martha Well’s soap opera loving rogue security AI remains cantankerous and awesome. Murderbot is an AI security robot with a busted autonomy regulator. So long as they can keep the regulator a secret, they can remain fully aware and independent. Mostly they want to watch soap operas. Soap operas and to be […]
Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder, John Waters’ new book, sounds like a demented must-have: It “serves it up raw: how to fail upward in Hollywood; how to develop musical taste from Nervous Norvus to Maria Callas; how to build a home so ugly and trendy that no one but you would […]
Chamber’s second novel, A Closed and Common Orbit, in her Wayfarer series is so wonderful I cried several times. A Closed and Common Orbit picks up immediately after Chambers’ first story, Long Way to a Small and Angry Planet concludes but is barely an extension of that tale, beyond further expanding on Chambers’ wonderful universe. […]
We all have at least one in our homes. We spend an inordinate amount of time with it. And we’d be lost without it. Yet the less we think about it, the better. Yes, we’re talking about your toilet. And while you’d rather just ignore it, give it a moment of your time right now. […]
Google and Microsoft keep attacking, but when you’re talking cloud-based computer systems, you’re still really only talking about one name: Amazon. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is still the 800-pound gorilla of the cloud market, and getting accredited as an AWS Certified Solutions Architect is a big deal for hiring managers and those getting hired. You […]
For the owner of an anxious dog, coming home to a stray poop or a shredded pillow after a long day at work may be annoying, but that’s actually on the low end of potential problems. Some dogs get so upset by the boredom, loneliness and stress of being on their own that they end […]