Author Archives: MJL

About MJL

I write science fiction and sling other memes on the side. Drop a line in comments!

Feral Sapient reboot

O hai! This blog has been silent for a long time. It’s not that I haven’t had a lot on my mind. I have been reading and thinking about a lot of issues, but I’ve had a hard time finding … Continue reading

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Writers Write

Fiends, Romulans, Mouseketeers: take a potty break, warm up your personal poison, and settle in. This will be a long ride. Canadian blogger and independent academic Kathryn Allan has written a review of my book Up Against It that is … Continue reading

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Science and Math are Civil Rights

February is Black History Month. There was a great broadcast on the radio last weekend about the 1960s and the Civil Rights movement. The broadcasters had interviews by people who had lived and marched for equality during those years. It … Continue reading

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AVATARS DANCE Update: Birdo Uploads Early Book Cover Design Sketches

The Birdo team has posted more images from the work they did for my book covers, including their early design efforts. There are some very cool images–scroll down on this page to “Making Of” and you’ll see why I had … Continue reading

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Cover Art for SF Telepresence Trilogy AVATARS DANCE

In the nineties and early ‘oughts, I wrote three related books on telepresence: GLASS HOUSES, PROXIES, and BURNING THE ICE. They came out under my Laura J. Mixon byline, and are due out this spring under my new byline, MJ … Continue reading

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