The Great Streaming Experiment – Day 1

Last night, I live-streamed the creation of a new story on twitch.tv/shannonr. It was equal parts fun and nerve-wracking. The genesis of this idea came to me about a year ago, when thinking about different ways of engaging with the community. I lack the commitment for regular twitter use and Facebook is mostly a dumpster …

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Story Day: Kritik

Hello Friends, I'm delighted to share with you a new story published today in the inaugural issue of Speculative City, Kritik. This story was born out of a writing experiment. In it, I was using an image I had seen (not the one above, which the editors kindly and appropriately chose for this piece) as …

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New Podcast Up Today

Some exciting news today! "The Titan's Daughter," a story I co-authored with my friend and co-conspirator Evan Dicken appears today on the Gallery of Curiosities story podcast. Evan is an immensely talented and entertaining writer whose writing has appeared in Analog, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and many others. (Hint: Go read some of his other stories …

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On Tyranny

I recently read an excellent little book by Timothy Snyder called On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. It’s immensely readable, a practical reflection on the times we currently live in and practical, thoughtful actions on helping to ensure our society doesn’t slide further towards tyranny. It’s a collection of twenty essays such as …

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Iceland Adventure – Across the Southern Coast

Day 3 The morning dawned bright and clear, sun beaming down on the snowy mountains and hills. We got an earlier start today as we had lots of driving to do and many exciting vistas ahead of us. The first leg of our journey actually had us backtracking a short ways to Keldur, a farm …

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Iceland Adventure – Arrival

Iceland. The name conjures images of rivers of glacial ice, thundering volcanoes pouring out clouds of ash, green hills, rocky cliffs, and small, turf-roofed farms, and the meeting of the continental plates at Þingvellir. It's people are the most literate people in the world with a rich cultural heritage including the Icelandic Sagas, the mythological …

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