I wrote first draft of Snapshots I Brought Back from the Black Hole at Clarion West last summer.
The finished story is up at Lightspeed today. It’s an A.I.’s view of the complexities of love, space travel and quantum physics.
There’s a podcast of the story, too, and an author interview that discusses construction of the story.
I’m awfully pleased with this one. Not only is it a good story, but it led to my invitation to the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop for Writers in July at the University of Wyoming. Mike Brotherton, Launch Pad founder and director, has a cool non-fiction piece — Dividing Space by Zero — in this issue of Lightspeed, too, on the peculiarities of black holes.
Check it out, if you get a chance.