Like Google Glass, the Apple Watch is the beta version of a technology that might one day exist. It suggests a future of effortlessly wearable data devices, more graceful than phones. But one science fiction writer thinks Apple has it all wrong — and that future wearables will be a lot simpler than you think.
Critics have been buzzing about Robin Sloan's weird and alluring debut novel, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, a bizarre mystery with lots of fantastical elements. It's hard to describe, but once you start reading you may not be able to stop. Also, as an added bonus, the cover glows in the dark. We've got the first…
Science fiction writer Robin Sloan tried to raise $3,500 from people wanting to read his novelette, but instead he wound up raising $13,500. It's just one of the ways he's successfully breaking all the rules of publishing.