Oct 24, 2011 by Lauren
The great deleveraging is upon us. According to some economists, the global slump we’re currently in is a normal and necessary end stage to the bubble economy we floated on for too long. We still have a long way to fall before the deleveraging stops and we can start thinking about growth again, but one thing seems clear to me: It’s time to get real. We consumed too much, borrowed…
Oct 17, 2011 by Lauren
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Oct 12, 2011 by Lauren
The clock is ticking. My book goes on sale in less than 2 weeks (though it’s available for pre-order already). To celebrate the occasion, I’m kicking off with a reading at KGB bar in New York City. KGB’s Fantastic Fiction series is a brilliant monthly event featuring some of the hottest writers of speculative fiction in the world. I’ll be reading with the extraordinary Holly Black. We read together a…
Oct 11, 2011 by Lauren
One of the great things about writing science fiction, especially near-future science fiction, is that sometimes you get to see your dreams and nightmares come true in real time. I confess I am not above pretending I am actually controlling these things like some kind of evil genius. Luckily I am furnished with a husband who can be relied upon to remind me of the various ways in which I’ve…
Oct 9, 2011 by Lauren | 2 comments
Here’s a strange conundrum. Addie is being raised by a mother and father who share equally in her care and feeding (and bathing and diaper changing and tantrum management, etc.). We have little fondness for gender stereotypes and tend to subvert them without even trying. Daddy loves opera. Mommy loves science fiction. So we feel very confident that we are not endorsing anything close to a patriarchal worldview. Nevertheless our…