People I Know with Projects I Believe in

I am proud and lucky to call myself friends with a number of people who are doing excellent things. This is an incomplete list that I will continue to add to.

Art

Writing

I’m lucky to know lot of writers with excellent work.

  • Catching Shrimp with Bare Hands is a memoir about a young boy growing up in the insane landscape of the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam War. That boy is my dad. Written by my mom.
  • Utopia, LOL? is a fun sci-fi short story and finalist for the 2017 Nebula award. It’s written by my friend Jamie Wahls.
  • Slate Star Codex is the go-to blog for weird fiction, pharmacological and psychiatric analyses of things, and interesting takes on the nature of internet discussion, written by psychiatrist Scott Alexander.
  • 10 Months of Acid is one of the most interesting essays I’ve found on the internet. A journey into the nature of being by Aella.
  • Crystal Society is Book 1 of a completed sci-fi trilogy by my friend Max Harms. This is the most realistic and interesting depiction of AI I’ve ever seen, as written by a true Transhumanist.
  • A Song For Two Voices is the extended rational fanfiction of Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar series. This is a niche thing, and a thing I’ve enjoying reading. Miranda writes an exceptional amount of poignant fantasy, and is working on the last book right now.