Aurora Awards nominations close in two days. If you're a Canadian citizen and want to support local artists and authors, please consider becoming a member of the Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Association ($10) and nominating your favorite artist.
Science fiction has always asked the tough questions – "what if" and "if this goes on" – but we've also dreamed of the alternatives, the if only solutions to hard problems.
As a consequence of Canada's social distancing efforts, many industries have been disrupted. You or a member of your household may have experienced a job loss or other forms of financial instability as a result. This page provides links to various resources and programs offered to help mitigate financial hardship during this time.
I had the pleasure of joining Joshua Pantalleresco on his podcast, Just Joshing. He is full of energy and passion, and a lot of fun to talk to. We talk about teaching, storytelling, life, and books.
Google (or Bing, or whatever) gives us all the knowledge we need at our fingertips. Or does it? Is there a better way to learn about our world?
The other night as I was having dinner with friends, my wife spilled the beans that a new short story of mine had been accepted for publication. Everybody congratulated me and seemed to think I’m experiencing some whiz-bang success as an author. What they don’t see, however, is the months of rejection letters upon which this single acceptance sits. It is essential, I feel, for us to tell the stories of the minefield of frustration that surrounds those moments of victory. With that in mind, let me share my rejection rates for each of my published works.
Profit maximization, the idea that you should strive to get as much benefit as you can out of the time and money you put into a commercial endeavor, has been a mainstay of our business paradigm for generations. It’s easy to see why. What sane person would want anything less than the maximum benefit they can get for their efforts?
Keep your eyes peeled in October 2019. Emerald Publishing is releasing my first non-fiction book, Values, Rationality, and Power: Developing Organizational Wisdom as part of its Critical Management Series. This book summarizes years of research in the Canadian healthcare system into how individuals manage the confluence of values, rationality, and power to drive wise organizational... Continue Reading →