You want to find the roots of violence in a culture? Look to the way some parents treat their children. In almost every case of a violent adult, you will find history of that person abused as a child: physically, sexually, emotionally, financially, spiritually. We look at the violent actions of adults and throw billions of dollars of tech and bombs at the problem, meanwhile we ignore the children, millions of them (including here in the USA), brought up in abusive environments, who have no way to express their pain and deep suffering — until they become adults. Then you’d better watch out, because they will surely make you suffer for the life they never had. If you want to stop the endless cycle of violence in the world, look no further than the children. Free them from the cycle of abuse, and I promise you the world will change with them.
In Memory of a Summer’s Day
Mad Hatters and March Hares, the Alice in Wonderland-themed anthology by Ellen Datlow is just out. It contains my story “In Memory of a Summer’s Day,” and also has work by Seanan McGuire, Catherynne M. Valente, Stephen Graham Jones, Genevieve Valentine, Rick Bowes, Kris Dikeman, and many others.
The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye
“As the Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye wandered the galaxy harvesting dead stars, they liked to talk.”
Love Engine Optimization
The Last Novelist
- Two Mad Hatter Readings
- Mad Hatters and March Hares Out Today
- The Alan & Jeremy vs SF Podcast Discusses “Love Engine Optimization.”
- New Story in Nightmare Magazine: “Will You Meet Me There, Out Beyond the Bend?”
- The repeal of Net Neutrality could be the absolute worst thing to ever happen to the Internet.
- “The Sounds of Old Earth” at the Gendered Text Project
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