The Counselor by Robin Sloan

In a world of short attention spans and instant updates it’s remarkable when you come across something on the internet that stays with you, sitting in your brain, waiting to be digested. But that’s the specialty of FSG Originals author Robin Sloan.

“The Counselor” is a piece of fiction he wrote for the “Intelligence & Autonomy” project, hosted by “the think/do tank” Data & Society. Initially intended exclusively for the participants of the “I&A” forum, who gathered to (hang on, it’s a mouthful) “identify the core set of challenges that consistently arise in deploying intelligent systems regardless of arena,” it has now been published by Vice’s Motherboard.

At least as we read it, the story does just what Data & Society was after: It grabs onto a fantasy, mixes it with a strong taste of reality, and lets your imagination do the rest. Hungry for more, we tracked Sloan down on the World Wide Web to ask him a few questions about the project…

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Posted 05/28/15 Posted May 28, 2015
People Who Eat Darkness: An Afterword
Posted 04/28/15 Posted April 28, 2015

A Double Shot of Love for Amelia Gray

In celebration of GUTSHOT’s first week on bookshelves everywhere here’s a glimpse of some of the passionate praise it’s already inspired.

Buzzfeed Books editor-at-large Isaac Fitzgerald managed to pack his love for GUTSHOT into six powerful seconds (which you’ve at least partially experienced by now—unmute at your own risk), while NPR Books wrote one beautiful literary love letter…

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Posted 04/21/15 Posted April 21, 2015
Amelia Gray: DATE NIGHT
Posted 04/09/15 Posted April 9, 2015
“Unprecedented and extremely evil…”
Posted 03/20/15 Posted March 20, 2015

Come Party with FSG Originals + Paper Darts at AWP

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Posted 03/06/15 Posted March 6, 2015
Laura van den Berg: A Writer’s Window
Posted 02/11/15 Posted February 11, 2015

Amelia Gray Leads Us Through Her Labyrinth

Amelia Gray combines fable and mythology in her beautifully woven “Labyrinth”—from her upcoming FSG Original collection GUTSHOT—out now in The New Yorker:

“Calm down,” [Dale] said. “Nobody has to go if they’d rather not. To be clear, the labyrinth is known to possess magic. Some say in the center you discover the one thing you most desire in the world. Others claim that God sits beyond the last bend. Individuals must find out for themselves. Go check out the jam contest if you’re not feeling up to it.”

Are you feeling up to it? Then start the story here and keep going.

Accompanying the piece is an interview with Gray by John McElwee, where the two cover everything from the “natural mix of horror and humor” to the power of brevity.

Posted 02/09/15 Posted February 9, 2015

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