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Benjamin C. Kinney
SFF writer, neuroscientist, Hugo-losing Assistant Editor . Codex, SFWA, VP18. Short stories out in many fine places! He/him.
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Benjamin C. Kinney 1h
Replying to @thomaskcarpente
Writing process is scary.
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Left Bank Books Oct 17
Also next Wednesday, 10/24: LBB & present an SF STL event with , who will sign and discuss the highly anticipated NOUMENON INFINITY with local author ! 7pm in store.
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Benjamin C. Kinney 2h
Replying to @thomaskcarpente
I was going to feel bad about not having read them yet, until I reframed it as an excuse for me to buy them at her book signing! But alas it means I have no question plans.
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CC Finlay 7h
All the time. Hundreds of stories I've passed on have gotten published elsewhere, and some have even made Year's Best collections and award lists. Maybe I should have bought some. But a lot of those stories ended up at the perfect market, where they could really shine.
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dongwon 5h
I get this question sometimes too. I'm delighted every time I see a project I passed on get picked up and succeed. It genuinely is the question whether or not I'm the right person for the project, not whether or not it is good. It is often very good. I am rarely the right person.
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Benjamin C. Kinney 2h
Luckily, those were the days before multiple-comparison statistical correction, so you could find activity in a dead fish! No mere electromagnetic distortion will stop you from finding SOMEthing.
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Benjamin C. Kinney 2h
There's an ill-documented but real history of early MRIs in trucks. Hellishly unreliable, as I understand it. "Whoops, we were 30' away from a desktop computer, all our data got distorted."
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Benjamin C. Kinney 3h
Replying to @BenCKinney
Bonus fact: There is no such thing as a non-powered-up MRI machine. As the signs say, THE MAGNET IS ALWAYS ON.
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Benjamin C. Kinney 3h
True fact! But sadly not useful with a modern MRI machine. You have to get close (~10'), and those machines ain't portable.
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Benjamin C. Kinney 4h
Normalpunk is my Halloween twitter genre
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Writer's Digest Oct 16
This is a great article in general, but it's even more exciting because it focuses on and his new WD book, Putting the Science in Fiction!
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Caroline M. Yoachim 7h
Seattle writers: and I are teaching our one-day workshop on building characters THIS SUNDAY. There are still a few spots left, so sign up if you want to join us!
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Thomas K. Carpenter Oct 17
We’re going to have a great time discussing NOUMENON INFINITY. Join us for a fun evening and support a fantastic independent bookstore in the process.
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Strange Horizons 10h
Can we get to $6,000 today? We're about $613 away!
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Bogi Takács PERSON, 100% migráncs Oct 10
If anyone would like to hire me, now is a great time! Writing, editing, translation etc. More info: (I will probably raise the rates for sensitivity reads in November, so now is a good time to get the last slot of the month :) ) RTs are very welcome!
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Benjamin C. Kinney Oct 17
Replying to @N_S_Dolkart
Read the research here:
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Benjamin C. Kinney Oct 17
Replying to @N_S_Dolkart
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Benjamin C. Kinney Oct 17
Replying to @N_S_Dolkart
...and a good program won't stop at $50. Our local version spends another 30k/yr on incentives & matching funds. And works with a local credit union. (So it's certainly possible that the Boston version made a mess of the details.)
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Benjamin C. Kinney Oct 17
Replying to @N_S_Dolkart
Possibly - depends on how well run the individual studies are. (For example: are there real gains for $500 > 0, or are they driven by gains in the intergenerational $50,000 > 0 comparison?) If we want to know for sure, well - this is the way to do an experimental study...
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Kate Dollarhyde, Skeleton Prince 💀✨ Oct 10
Replying to @keightdee
If we hit the $21,000 goal, we'll be able to pay to our staff! This wouldn't just be important for SH, but for the field as a whole. Many people are shut out of doing the volunteer work of running these mags because they can't work for free, and the field needs their voices.
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