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Kevin MacArdry

back online, Prometheus Award, and the real Singularity

First of all, we're back online! Due to a series of snafus with the registrar, our domain registration temporarily lapsed. Apologies to our readers and subscribers who may have been inconvenienced by this outage.

Secondly, the winner of the 2011 Prometheus Award(external link) for Best Novel was announced (appropriately) on July 4th. The winning book was Darkship Thieves, by Sarah Hoyt. Considering that her novel beat out not only TLTP, but also books by previous Prometheus winners Cory Doctorow and L. Neil Smith, along with one by John Ringo, Darkship Thieves must be one heck of a libertarian novel! (I confess I have not read it — yet.) Congratulations to Ms. Hoyt! Personally, I'm extremely gratified that a privately published first novel was even seriously considered for such a prestigious award.

Third and finally, I would like to commend to your attention an event concerning the coming of the real Singularity. The work of inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil was a seminal inspiration for my novel. This coming 3rd of August, 2011 there will be a special showing of Transcendent Man: A Conversation About the Future(external link), live from New York City and carried in select theaters around the US. This presentation will include substantial excerpts from his documentary film Transcendent Man, together with a live panel discussion involving such interesting personalities as Dr. Deepak Chopra and Steve Wozniak. A trailer and list of participating theaters can be found on the site. I'll definitely be there!

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