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I am making the world better by editing science fiction anthologies. I am one of the editors of Hieroglyph: Stories & Visions for a Better Future.

I bring science fiction writers together with scientists to write fiction that envisions how the world could be a better place. I need your support so that I can devote my time to doing more of this, what I love to do.

Please make a donation to support my work with Arizona State University's Center for Science and the Imagination. We would like to do follow-ups to the Hieroglyph book. And also through ASU CSI I just helped organize and run a narrative hackathon for the World Bank's Urgent Evoke project featuring Kim Stanley Robinson, Karl Schroeder, Madeline Ashby, Kathleen Ann Goonan, James Cambias, and Kiyash Monsef.

My story “Am I Free to Go?” was recently published on

With Edward Cornell, I am currently at work on a film adaptation of my story “You, in Emulation” which was published in Nature in 2011. Another good reason to donate would be to support our film project. We have completed the screen play and are beginning to seek financing and partners to work with.

I am a writer, critic, and anthologist, and was co-editor of the Year’s Best Fantasy and Year’s Best SF series. I have co-edited approximately 30 anthologies. I was a founding editor of The New York Review of Science Fiction, and have a large number of Hugo nominations in the Semiprozine category to show for it. I won a World Fantasy Award for her anthology The Architecture of Fear (1987). My fiction has been published by Asimov's, Nature and in anthologies.

I grew up in Seattle. I hold a B.A. in Mathematics and a masters degree in American Studies, both from from Columbia University in New York. For five years, I taught writing at Harvard Summer School. More recently I have been a consultant for Wolfram Research, L. W. Currey, an antiquarian bookseller, and for ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination. I live in Westport, New York in the Adirondack Park.

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