Daily Archives: May 23, 2018

Writing Update, 5/23

How’s It Going?
It’s going pretty well.

All the stories for Our Past in the Uncanny Valley are formatted. The introductory matter is drafted. Acknowledgements are done.

What’s left:

  • Front matter
  • Additional back matter
  • Table of contents
  • Introductions need to be polished and proofed.
  • Ticky-tack pass on the story formatting.
  • Finalize the cover.

That’s still quite a list, but I have decided on a release date: July 2nd. That’s the year anniversary of the WesterCon panel that inspired the anthology.

About This WIP
Our Past in the Uncanny Valley is a collection of automaton stories from 1810-1910. From the E. T. A. Hoffmann’s nightmarish Olimpia to the enigma of the mechanical chess-playing Turk to the plethora of humorous later-century robot maids, these stories show that our current fears about artificial intelligences aren’t new at all.