Read an exclusive excerpt from BORDERLESS

VICE's Terraform just ran an exclusive excerpt from my forthcoming novel, Borderless:

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/xw99gw/analog

The excerpt takes place in the off-grid social club the series is named for, a notorious refuge that plays a major role in the story and highlights the ubiquity of this future's global feed. Read it and take a peek into tomorrow.

Complement with Cory Doctorow on the power of networks and networks of powerThe New York Times Book Review on Bandwidth, and how feeds shape our lives and politics.

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Appearing at New York Comic Con October 4-6

I'll be participating in two panels at New York Comic Con this year:

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Contributors/6609056/Eliot-Peper

The first one explores the politics of modern speculative fiction and the second one grapples with how science fiction tackles the challenges of climate change when politicians don't. We'll be doing a joint signing at each panel so come say hi, get your books autographed, and ask us tough questions!

Complement with my Future in Review talk about how science fiction accelerates R&D, my Google talk on inequality and Cumulus, and this interview about the power of social science fiction.

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Who will own the future?

In my latest column for Scout, I talk to Annalee Newitz about the life and death implications of IP law, the roles that journalism and science fiction play in society, and who will own the future:

https://scout.ai/story/how-capitalism-and-private-property-are-impeding-innovation?shared=849.HyDV094Fm

I previously recommended Newitz's debut novel, Autonomous, in this edition of my monthly reading recommendation newsletter.

Complement with how digital feeds are shaping geopoliticsOmar El Akkad on avoiding American ruin, and Cory Doctorow on dystopia as a state of mind.

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To get perspective, cultivate connection

In my latest column for Harvard Business Review, I explore how isolation can blind us to the bigger picture and what a Renaissance master can teach us about the psychological perils of leadership:

https://hbr.org/2018/09/why-seclusion-is-the-enemy-of-creativity

Complement with storytelling for startups, do what matters, and why business leaders need to read more science fiction.

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Education, career, and the "search" for meaning

Don't expect higher education to give your life meaning. Instead, make meaning for yourself and use college, grad school, apprenticeships, jobs, books, YouTube, direct experimentation, or whatever works for you to learn, explore, and level up your skills and thinking.

Likewise, don't expect your job to give your life meaning. I'm not on a career path. I'm on an adventure where I never know what's around the next bend, which can be harrowing and exhilarating. The best jobs are the ones you invent for yourself.

Purpose isn't something we find. It's something we create.

Complement with choose your own destiny, do what matters, and life lessons from a CIA agent turned NYT bestselling author.

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We Are What We Pay Attention To

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The America I believe in

I saw something beautiful on the streets of Oakland.

People of every age and color fashioned benches out of plastic crates and wooden boards and transformed the empty sidewalk in front of an old industrial facility into a communal feast.

That's the America I believe in.

Complement with Omar El Akkad's recipe for avoiding American ruin and my Google Talk about economic inequality and the future extrapolated in Cumulus.

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