Alec Nevala-Lee

Hard SF writer, biographer and genre historian, and frequent contributor to Analog.

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Alec Nevala-Lee was a 2019 Hugo and Locus Award finalist for the group biography Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction (Dey Street Books / HarperCollins), which was named one of the best nonfiction books of the year by The Economist. He is the author of three novels from Penguin, including The Icon Thief, and a frequent contributor to such publications as the New York Times and Analog Science Fiction and Fact. Syndromes, an audio original collection of his short stories from Analog, was recently released by Recorded Books. His biography of the architectural designer Buckminster Fuller will be published by HarperCollins in 2021. 

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Featured October 15, 2020



Singularity Day

Published Oct 11, 2020 · 1,179 words (5 minutes) · 3 likes · 2189 views

Satire artificial intelligence A.I. Singularity Superintelligence Op-Ed Opinion Piece

In the future, humans commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Singularity Day, the point at which technology accelerated beyond our control and made mortality and global warming quaint relics of the past. But some historians question whether we truly understood what we were giving up when we ceded our fate to faceless algorithms.

Hugo and Locus Award finalist Alec Nevala-Lee is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Analog, Lightspeed, and more. He’s published several novels with Penguin Books, including THE ICON THIEF, and a nonfiction history of the Golden Age of Science Fiction called ASTOUNDING with Dey Street Books/HarperCollins. His forthcoming biography of Buckminster Fuller will be available in 2021.


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