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Speculative Reminiscences: Weekly Recap for 2/2/2014

What I blogged about and passed along in social media in the week ending 2/2/2014.
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Speculative Reminiscences: Weekly Recap for 1/26/2014

Here is some of the stuff that appeared on my blog and social media in the week ending 1/26/2014.
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On Writing: Collaboration And Its Perils

Collaborations can be a lot of fun. My first collaboration came about when Jeff VanderMeer asked if I’d be interested in working together on one and tossed me a 1500 word lump that would end up becoming “The Surgeon’s Tale.” That story remains among one of my favorite pieces of writing, in part because reading back through it evokes the pleasure of batting it back and forth, adding thousand or so word chunks each time, until it ended up in the land of the novelette. I think we managed to make the final result pretty seamless – I have trouble remembering who wrote some bits, although others stand out clearly in my head as Jeff’s or mine, because I remember first reading them or spinning them out.
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