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Book Title: The Fermi Paradox Is Our Business Model|
The author of the book: Charlie Jane Anders
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Date of issue: August 11th 2010
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An amusing short story that will make you laugh and maybe even want to learn about stuff (like e.g. looking up "fermi paradox" on wikipedia ;)).
First of all, what a great title! And luckily the fun doesn't stop there. I smiled and laughed throughout the whole book, which of course is only about 30 pages long, but the author makes good use of that limited space (no pun intended). Very well crafted with a catchy title, a funny first line, an interesting premise and plot, witty words and an entertaining ending. The whole thing reminded me quite a bit of the late Douglas Adams (which is a big complement, because I very much adore his work) in its light-hearted take on some sombre topics.
Now excuse me while I go and hug my towel.
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Read information about the authorI’m probably the only person to have become a fictional character in a Star Trek novel and in one of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City books.
I’m the editor of io9.com, where I’m probably best known for my reviews of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and The Last Airbender. Or for my Game of Thrones recaps. Or for my writing advice columns. Or my in-depth investigation of people who claim HIV doesn’t cause AIDS. Or my geeky articles about topics like the search for a cure for cancer, or how Leonard Nimoy changed everything, or how the TV show Star Blazers helped me deal with being bullied. Or just generally being an obnoxious blow-hard.
I won the Emperor Norton Award, for “extraordinary invention and creativity unhindered by the constraints of paltry reason.”
I have published a ton of short fiction – way over 100 short stories at this point. I’ve stopped counting. My stories have appeared in Tor.com, Lightspeed Magazine, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Tin House, ZYZZYVA, Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, Uncanny Magazine, 3 AM Magazine, Flurb.net, Monkey Bicycle, Pindeldyboz, Instant City, Broken Pencil, and in tons and tons of anthologies. One year, I was in one of the Year’s Best SF anthologies and in Best Lesbian Erotica at the same time. My novelette “Six Months, Three Days” won a Hugo Award and was shortlisted for the Nebula and Theodore Sturgeon awards. My novel Choir Boy won a Lambda Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Edmund White Award.
I organize Writers With Drinks, which is a monthly reading series here in San Francisco that mashes up a ton of different genres. Every month, I make up weird fictional bios for the readers and performers, and nobody’s sued yet. Readers/performers at Writers With Drinks have included the aforementioned Armistead Maupin, plus Mary Gaitskill, Amy Tan, Rick Moody, Jonathan Lethem, Dorothy Allison, W. Kamau Bell, Luis Alberto Urrea, Ruth Ozeki, Ishmael Reed, Karen Joy Fowler, Maureen McHugh and just countless others. The SF Chronicle did a really nice article about Writers With Drinks.
Back in 2007, Annalee Newitz and I put out a book of first-person stories by female geeks called She’s Such a Geek: Women Write About Science, Technology and Other Nerdy Stuff. There was a lot of resistance to doing this book, because nobody believed there was a market for writing about female geeks. Also, Annalee and I put out a print magazine called other, which was about pop culture, politics and general weirdness, aimed at people who don’t fit into other categories. To raise money for other magazine, we put on events like a Ballerina Pie Fight – which is just what it sounds like – and a sexy show in a hair salon where people took off their clothes while getting their hair cut.
I used to live in a Buddhist nunnery, when I was a teenager. I love to do karaoke. I eat way too much spicy food. I hug trees at pat stone lions for luck. I talk to myself way too much when I’m working on a story.
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