There are several cool things I could do tonight of a (contemporary) political nature, but instead I’m going to work on my story involves a different kind of politics, in a society that governs itself by consent. Continue reading
A writer’s progress report: reading up for the design of Consensus in Cold & Long Dark; work on “Trading Shirts”; revision of “Itch” from Finer.
Posted in About writing, Cold, Finer, Mistress of Woodland
Tagged Bai (Cold), Boleyn Maheshwari, Cold notes, consensus, Consensus (Cold), Esti Gusev (Long Dark), Long Dark notes, Mistress of Woodland notes, research for writing, sociocracy, writing
How editing Wikipedia & a fictional Martian constitutional convention influenced the Consensus government in my novel(s)-to-be. Yep, & consensus would be a better way to run our own world too, yep.
Posted in About writing, Cold
Tagged Battle of Washita River, civility, Cold notes, collaborative decisionmaking, collective intelligence, consensus, Consensus (Cold), Dena'ina, good government bad government, Harming none do as you will, integrity, Kim Stanley Robinson, Margaret Turnbull, Mars, Mars Trilogy, NaNoWriMo 2007, Pavonis Mons, Peter Kalifornsky, science fiction, selfhood, sociocracy, storymind, terraforming, Turnbull (Cold), Ursula K. Leguin, Wikipedia, worldbuilding, writing
One tool for inventing an imaginary story universe in science fiction is extrapolating from the present into the future. Granting corporations lots of extra power as the Supreme Court did recently is very good for my worldbuilding. But is very bad for the world I actually live in.
Posted in Cold, Long Dark, Polis
Tagged Anchorage Baptist Temple, Anchorage Daily News, C.J. Cherryh, Chris, Citizens United v. FEC, Cold notes, collective intelligence, consensus, Consensus (Cold), corporations, corporations as persons, Cyteen, Dave, democracy, good government bad government, J.R.R. Tolkien, Juneau Empire, Kim Stanley Robinson, Long Dark notes, Lord of the Rings, Mars, Middle Earth, political corruption, science fiction, sociocracy, terraforming, Tom Anderson, VECO, worldbuilding, writing