Author Archives: Stephen Oram

Living forever and mailing lists

It’s always an honour to be asked to feature on a blog,  so I was pleased to be on Richard Dee’s showcase recently.

The great and unusual thing about Richard’s request is that he didn’t specify a particular topic or have a set of questions. It was entirely up to me, and for some reason I chose to write about mailing lists and living forever. Check it out here and leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so.

It’s here…

Following on from my last post, a few things I’ve been working on are taking shape. The eagle-eyed among you will have spotted the new covers are here, and I’m loving them.

Also, the publication of the first volume of near-future fiction from Virtual Futures has arrived. I’m one of the editors along with Dan O’Hara and Tom Ward and although it’s taken a while to come to fruition the results are worth it.  It’s a fantastic volume of eighteen stories from the 2017 series of fiction events, including The Never-Ending Nanobot Nectar from me. As the back cover blurb says, “When tomorrow has become a question mark — filled with as much malice as promise — can science fiction be a means of exploring the answer?”

You can pre-order the kindle version from Amazon up until the 5 March when it’s published, and that’s when the paperback version becomes available too (from all good book retailers).

I fully recommend it (but then I would, wouldn’t I).

I’m still here…

This is just a quick post to say I’m still here despite being quiet on this blog for some time and to assure everyone that the reasons for the silence are good ones.

I’ve been really busy with exciting stuff – new covers for all books (February 2019), a new collection – Biohacked & Begging (April 2019), the Virtual Futures near-future fiction series is back (see my events page), a project with Furtherfield (more detail soon), becoming a member of the SciFutures writers panel and completing the first draft of a new novella. 

I’ll be back to posting a bit more regularly soon(ish)…


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