News from the Future #1

[Note: this will be an irregular feature showcasing news stories from the world of South, in the America of 2032. Most will be inspired by present-day happenings.] New Cowboys Stadium to Open August 12, 2031 DALLAS – After a seven-month construction delay, the eagerly anticipated Jerry Jones Memorial Stadium will…

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Great interview on Seeley James’ blog

Seeley James, author of The Geneva Decision and its sequel Bring It, just put up an interview with me on his blog. This one asks questions that aren’t the usual author-interview questions, so even if you’ve seen some of the others, it’s not the same. Another bonus: he’s got me up…

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Go South

South is now available on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and in trade paperback from Amazon and Barnes & Noble (so far). If it isn’t in your favorite online store yet, don’t worry — it takes a few days to make its way through the system.

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The E-Plate Shuffle

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Once again, the real world moves faster than the world of South. Yesterday, California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed a law that allows the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles to start experimenting with electronic license plates. South Carolina and New Jersey have similar bills in progress. California DMV will be able…

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On the Road to South

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In case you’ve been wondering (a) why the Burrow has been so quiet lately, and (b) what’s happening with South, you’re in luck: the answer is the same for both questions. I’m on final approach with editing South. It’s made its way through the beta-reader python. I’ve sorted out the…

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Partially Yours

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An aspect of South’s version of the United States in 2032 has raised a question with a few people. How, they wonder, could wages have collapsed so far that most working people are part of the “working poor”? Our Hero Luis – manager of a garage that adds armor and…

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The Upside to South’s World

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If you’ve followed my series of posts about the dystopian version of 2032 America in my work-in-progress South, you may be wondering if anything good has come of the state of things. Someone in my critique group asked what the South equivalent would be to Italian trains (supposedly) running on…

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Need a Cop? Call a Contractor

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  Once again, the present catches up with the future: the Los Angeles Times reports on the growing use of private security firms and private investigators to carry out work public police forces used to do. The Times reports, “The U.S. private security industry is expected to grow 6.3% a…

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Coming Soon: Drone Stalking and Drone Peeping

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Once again, the present catches up with South’s near-future: on 30 January, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) issued Integration of Drones into Domestic Airspace: Selected Legal Issues, a report outlining (among other things) the problems of trespassing and voyeurism that private operation of drones will bring literally to our doorsteps…

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