Delightful news! My story "Elegy of Carbon" will appear in the anthology "The Internet Is Where The Robots Live Now" this September from @paperdogbooks! Soon you shall all see the epic journey of the Brave Little Mining AI.
This is delightful unto me not only because I want to share one of my favorite stories, but because I of the 4 short stories I've had accepted this year, this is the first one that's actually turned into a sale.
Also, if you attended my reading with @LabyrinthRat at #readercon last month, this is the story I read an excerpt from!
So glad this one came out! "After Midnight at the Zap Stop" by @ouranosaurus is an awesome story - full of late-night grease, and the luckless & the worthy. But also because it's a #neuroscience teaching opportunity. Might even be a #NeuroThursday!
One offhand line explains a technology as "stimulating a particular set of mirror neurons." Which works as a story element just fine. It sounds plausible and authoritative! But as a neuroscientist, I have strong opinions about #mirrorneurons. I don't think they're real.
To be clear, mine is a controversial opinion. Many neuroscientists would disagree. But it's a hill I'm willing to fight on, especially given how often "mirror neurons" crop up in popular science.