Toronto 2033.

Okay, this time let’s see if I can post a fluffy little bit of writing news without provoking a political shitstorm:

That Google-related fiblet  I posted a few weeks back? I can tell you where that comes from now. The critically-acclaimed urban-issues magazine Spacing is breaking with tradition and commemorating its 15th anniversary with a special themed-fiction issue [update – actually a perfect-bound book]: Toronto 2033, curated and edited by local author/indie-game/lo-tech-moviemaking celebrity Jim Munroe.

My piece is called “Gut Feelings”, and this is Mathew Borrett’s illo thereof.

A few months back, ten local authors got together and workshopped with local journos and urban planners. We pondered what might reasonably transpire over the cityscape in the coming years. We built a common broad-strokes scenario, to make sure we’d be playing in the same general sandbox (unlike last year’s Seat 14C project, where none of the stories shared the same future even though they all started from the same premise). We agreed on who the mayor would be in 2033, for example. We agreed on the plagues that had passed through. And then each of us went off and wrote a story set against that common backdrop. Visual genius Mathew Borrett brilliantly illustrated each.

The issue’s getting an official launch on the evening of December 6, at the genre-themed See-scape (very cool place, athough I haven’t been there since they renovated). The authors include Zainab Amadahy,  Madeline Ashby, Al Donato, Kristyn Dunnion, Elyse Friedman, Paul Hong, Elan Mastai, Mari Ramsawakh, Karl Schroeder, and me.

You should go, if you’re in the area. I expect most of those guys will be in attendance.

I, sadly, will not. Since I’ll be traveling to murmlemumble



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paul z
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paul z
3 years ago

Is this a challenge?
Possible causes for a shitstorm:

Not trying to cause a shitstorm
Hypocrisy: You’re trying to cause a shitstorm, but don’t admit it (other people tend to know better than you what you want – I plead guilty to that, too)
Spreading fake news at a time when anyone will believe anything
Deceiving the fans that trust you as a news source
Diverting attention from your other deplorable activities
Diverting attention from your other more important and glorious activities
Diverting attention from anything else
Satan
Writing about it
Not writing about it the right way
Not writing about anything else
Political correctness
Lack of political correctness
You clearly admit to eating little kitties alive here
Tarnishing Google’s image – don’t you think about the people who work there?
Not tarnishing Google’s image enough, thus facilitating global warming and Armageddon
Manipulating public opinion for or against Google shareholders
Not being certified by the fortune tellers’ guild, and so not being qualified to foretell the future correctly
And so on.

A shitstorm will always find its cause.

Hans
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Hans
3 years ago

Tried preordering the book. $21.31 for shipment to the US is a bit much….

The K
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The K
3 years ago

Is there an E-Book version available for purchase? I would really like to read this.

Robert
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Robert
3 years ago

Hans:
Tried preordering the book. $21.31 for shipment to the US is a bit much….

Now you know what Canadians feel like ordering from the US…

MN
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MN
3 years ago

Shipping to Australia is $65C…

Sorry, going to have to wait for the story to appear elsewhere!

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years ago

Hans:
Tried preordering the book. $21.31 for shipment to the US is a bit much….

Is that $21 just the shipping? Man, Amazon © has really spoiled us.

Michael
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Michael
3 years ago

Even shipping within canada is ~$16.

Jeremy
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Jeremy
3 years ago

All kidding and shipping charge complaints aside, Congrats on a new publish!

Sean
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Sean
3 years ago

I hear murmlemumble is quite nice this time of year.

OldMiser
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OldMiser
3 years ago

Some good news…

They will be releasing the book’s 10 written stories plus five additional “digital stories” (two podcasts and three short films) online over the next 10 months on their new Web site at https://toronto2033.com/ . One story and the video trailer have already been posted.

More info: https://spacing.ca/toronto/2018/11/19/event-spacing-launches-short-fiction-book-toronto-2033/

Greggles
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Greggles
3 years ago

I was just reminded of blindsight.space and checked the sight. Nothing new since I first looked and I was wondering if you had any updates on the project?

Jester
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Jester
3 years ago

@Greggles

Mr. Krivoruchko’s instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/myshli/) has had a bunch of new content posted, along with some clips on his personal website (http://www.myshli.com/)

I’m really looking forwards to it as well.

Cheers!

Greggles
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Greggles
3 years ago

@Jester Thanks for the links!

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years ago

Jester,

Thank you!

Greggles
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Greggles
3 years ago

Jester,

Thank you!