Ken Liu’s new anthology, The Hidden Girl and Other Stories, has dropped and everyone should read it. I’m working my way through, and so far, it’s a delight. The first story cold opens with Lisp! Liu is not widely known outside of speculative fiction genre circles, but he should …
Hoorah to the New Year! 2020 does feel like we're finally in the thick of the new century, not like the 00s and 10s, where no one could agree on what t…
James Yu
Today marks the first time my work makes it to print! You can read "The Mummer" in Working Futures: 14 Speculative Stories About the Future of Work (ge…
New Story: Steady State Read the story here While working with the News Feed teams, it was fascinating how even the employees at Facebook didn’t fully …
Our work can be divided into stock and flow, a metaphor that Robin Sloane expanded from its roots in economics. Flow is the work you share with the wor…
James Yu
The term “hard science fiction” is misguided. Traditionally, it refers to stories that strive for scientific and technological accuracy. Many of the cl…
James Yu
Last week, I attended Futurescapes, a writing workshop in Park City, Utah. I wouldn’t normally go out of town for a weekend, since we have a fussy newb…
James Yu
A NEW BEGINNING 2019 started with a flurry of activity— My daughter was born just shy of the New Year. We named her Alinea, which means "the beginning …
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