You can listen to me read my story "Mandatory Arbitration" on the latest episode of the Analog podcast: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/analogsf/episodes/2021-06-23T11_38_52-07_00
In Strange Horizons, Kelly Jennings calls Situation Normal "a hilarious, deeply moving, fast-paced yarn that catches hold of its reader and never lets go."
The final part of my Situation Normal author commentary talks about the sequel that probably won't happen, and the Constellation Games sequel that probably will: https://www.crummy.com/2021/01/26/0
Part six of my Situation Normal author commentary reveals a bunch of hidden inspirations and references: https://www.crummy.com/2021/01/22/0
@apocheir I did think about it! But not enough to really look for a context where it would fit. I think the only fitting person to deliver that line would be Churryhoof's drill instructor.
Part five of the Situation Normal author commentary showcases the many, many deleted scenes: https://www.crummy.com/2021/01/19/0
Part four of the Situation Normal author commentary discusses the three alien religions I created for the novel: https://crummy.com/2021/01/15/0
Part three of the Situation Normal author commentary covers one of my favorite topics: designing space aliens! https://www.crummy.com/2021/01/12/0
Part two of the Situation Normal author commentary goes into high-level worldbuilding; and rules for naming characters, planets and spacecraft: https://www.crummy.com/2021/01/08/0
On Tuesdays and Fridays I'll be posting some Situation Normal commentary essays, for those who are done reading the book and want to look inside to see how it works.
Up first: plot structure, the Lebowski connection, and origins of the major characters: https://www.crummy.com/2021/01/05/0
I've just published a 38-page sampler from my upcoming book of advice on rejuvenating #opensource projects: "Getting Unstuck".
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