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Oct. 13th, 2014

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I Remember the Future Film - Baltimore Science Fiction Society - November 15, 2014

Great news for folks in the Baltimore, Maryland, USA area who are interested in seeing the "I Remember the Future" film! By special arrangement with KAS Creations, it will be screened at the Baltimore Science Fiction Society in November.


Details:
Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 7 pm
3310 E Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21224
Preceded by coming attractions and Balticon film festival items of interest.
Snacks and beverages. BYOB.


For more information, call (410) 563-2737


I'd like to thank KAS Creations for making this special screening available for fans in the Baltimore area.


Official trailer http://vimeo.com/84752786
Interview on File 770  http://file770.com/?p=16563

Aug. 8th, 2014

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A Final #GISHWHES Thank You

To begin with, consider this an official notification that I am done writing and providing stories for the GISHWHES 2014 scavenger hunt. I know the hunt is still going on, but I've been up late many nights this week writing stories, and I need to reconnect with my family. :-)

In the end, I provided stories to 63 teams. In addition, I published one story that the team decided not to use ("Ashley and the Moon") and ended up with one other story for which the team that requested it never got back to me. (Actually, a few teams requested stories and then told my assistant that they managed to secure a story from another writer; I wished them well, rewrote those stories, and provided them to other teams.) So, 65 flash stories written in the space of a week, 63 being used for GISHWHES. Not bad.

I am delighted by how many of these stories I managed to churn out and I am frankly hoping that I provided more stories than any other writer. Will someone let me know if I set that record once the hunt is over?

And now for the thank-yous...

My first thank-you goes to my sister-in-law Rachel, who is very involved with GISHWHES and has done this before. I provided her with the first story I wrote for this madness, and she generously gave me permission to provide stories for other teams, even though that would make it harder for her team to win. So, thank you Rachel, for all that.

My second thank-you goes to all the teams who were willing to buy my story collection I Remember the Future as a condition of having me write you a story. When I saw that so many teams needed stories and weren't going to get them from Neil Gaiman, I realized that this gave me an opportunity to expose more people to my work. Some writers mentioned online that they were approached by people in a rude way; I am very pleased to say that not a single person who contacted me was rude about my own request, or complained about it. I'm hoping that those of you who bought the book will actually enjoy the stories contained within; and that fact is that every single story in that book save one was either a Hugo nominee, a Nebula nominee, or both. So at least one of those stories has to have been worth your $5. So thanks to all of you for your own random act of kindness to me. I hope you all win.

Finally, thanks to Annie Houston and especially Misha Collins. I must admit that I do not watch Supernatural, although it is exactly the sort of show I would watch. My wife and I did watch the first season, but then had to give it up for other things. (See The Brookline Parent for an example of what occupies our time.) Making item #78 one that required the teams to find a previously published science-fiction writer was a stroke of genius on your part. I hope you'll do something similar next year. I stand ready to serve.

Apr. 8th, 2014

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I Remember the Future Film - First Review

So, although I wasn't able to attend the screening of I Remember the Future this past weekend at Worldfest Houston, amysisson did! She has posted a review along with reviews of the four other films that constituted the Sci-Fi Shorts.

I am very glad to say that she liked the film:


...I'm not sure which surprised me more: the "Australian" part or the "student" part, because I can definitely say that there was nothing "student" about this film...

I Remember the Future is the reason I became aware of the festival in the first place, and the reason I went. This one film was worth making the trip across town for just by itself; the fact that I got to see a couple of other really good short films too was icing on the cake.


You can read more of her thoughts about the film and the other films here:

Sci-Fi Shorts at Worldfest-Houston 2014

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Apr. 4th, 2014

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I Remember the Future at Houston Worldfest This Sunday!

This Sunday marks the US premiere of the KAS Creations short film based on my story "I Remember the Future."

As you can see from the Worldfest Houston schedule, the film will be shown twice, at 1 pm as part of the SCI-FI SHORTS MATINEE SHOW #7 and at 3 pm as part of the WORLD SHORTS MATINEE SHOW #10. From the schedule, you can click on the link to purchase tickets.

If you happen to be in Houston, I hope you'll check it out.

And as always, to learn more about the book, check out the Burstein Books website, and to read the story, check it out on the Apex Blog.


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Mar. 18th, 2014

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I Remember the Future: Film Website

I don't think I remembered to note this here, so...

The film for "I Remember the Future" now has a website.

This also means that yes, I now have an IMDB page. (Sadly, it doesn't include my work as an extra in "The Front," "The Goodbye Girl," or "Radio Days.")

Also, I'm delighted to announce that the film will have its US premiere at the 47th annual Worldfest-Houston film festival in April 2014.

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Feb. 5th, 2014

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Free Fiction: Kaddish for the Last Survivor

As I mentioned here last week, this week Apex Publications is posting five free stories on the Apex Blog, one each day, in honor of the release of the movie trailer for "I Remember the Future."

Today's free story is my Hugo- and Nebula-nominated story "Kaddish for the Last Survivor" (Analog, November 2000). I continue to be very proud of this story, and hope you'll take the time to read it.

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Jan. 31st, 2014

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Three Free Stories Next Week

In honor of the release of the movie trailer for "I Remember the Future" from KAS Creations, Apex Publications will be posting THREE of my stories from the book next week on their blog, for free! Details on their blog today.

http://www.apexbookcompany.com/2014/01/i-remember-the-future-the-film-trailer/

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Jan. 23rd, 2014

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I Remember the Future - Australian Film - Thanks

First of all, I'd like to thank the many, many of you who offered congratulations to me on the "I Remember the Future" film. To tell the truth, I did very little except grant permission to KAS Creations to make the film, and like you, I too am looking forward to seeing the final product.

As I mentioned before, it is technically a student film, even though I think we'd all agree it's professionally done. The film should be debuting at a film festival in the United States sometime this year, and we are beginning to explore the possibility of screening it at other festivals and conventions. I will try to keep you all posted here, but for faster information, I'd strongly suggest "liking" the KAS Creations page if you have a Facebook account.

Finally, a few of you have asked about reading the original story. I have been in touch with Apex Publications, and they are planning to put it up on their website again for folks to read for free. (Between you and me, I'm hoping it'll prompt a few more sales of the book, which is available quite easily and inexpensively as an ebook direct from the publisher and from the usual places.) When the link is available, I will post it.

Thank you all again.

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Jan. 22nd, 2014

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I Remember the Future - The Australian Film

Every now and then, someone will get in touch with me and ask about the film rights for one of my stories. About a year ago, an Australian student filmmaker named Klayton Stainer inquired about making a short student film of my story "I Remember the Future." (There is also a German student filmmaker who has been working on a version as well.) Mr. Stainer and I came to an agreement, and the resulting trailer has just been posted.

I Remember the Future - Official Trailer

If you know the story, you can see how well Mr. Stainer has brought it to life.

If you don't know the story, well, it's still in print in the book collection of the same name. It's even an ebook, so you can download it immediately and start reading.

As for me, I'm looking forward to seeing what Klayton Stainer does in his own future. This is a filmmaker to watch out for.

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Apr. 18th, 2011

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Quick Personal Update

I've been meaning to post more here recently, but unfortunately, all I have time for right now is a short update. I had some rather important deadlines to meet in April, so it kept me from doing much else with my life other than work and spend time with the family.

When I have a moment, I do want to talk about a few things, including:

• Local politics. A modified version of my warrant article to regulate political robocalls, Article 20, was approved by the town's Advisory Committee, and I want to say more about that; I also want to talk about an interesting Town Meeting race in my precinct, in which I've endorsed Jonathan A. Karon.

• Fiction. The movie version of "I Remember the Future" is proceeding apace, and the Bulgarian magazine Objects is reprinting the story in their April issue.

The Dan Kimmel Film Festival. At my suggestion, Dan is encouraging people to watch one recommended SF film per month, which he'll then discuss on his blog, Behind the Scenes. Go take a look.

Anything else people want to hear about? Note that I'll be off-line for a few days for Passover.

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