Joining Scout

I’m excited to share that I’m joining Scout as an editor and special adviser. Scout is a fantastic new publication that combines original speculative fiction and in-depth technology journalism to explore the social implications of innovation. I backed them on Kickstarter way back when and quickly befriended the founders, Berit Anderson and Brett Horvath. It’s been amazing to watch them grow and publish groundbreaking stories that have changed the way I see the world.

In addition to advising them on strategy, I’ll be contributing original fiction to Scout and launching a series called Incoming Transmission that explores the big ideas living inside important books that illuminate the present by examining the future.

As readers of this humble blog, you already have an inside view of exactly what we’re hoping to achieve. In fact, the very first Incoming Transmission is an exclusive interview with Malka Older, author of the amazing debut political science fiction thriller Infomocracy which I recommended in my reading recommendations newsletter a few months back. If you check out Incoming Transmission, I’d love to hear what you think.

Oh, and by the way, becoming a Scout member is still invite-only. If it piques your fancy, let me know and I’ll hook you up.