Invitation (and a quantum of rose)

I’d lilke to invite folks to join my Patreon page, if you are so inclined to support my writing (and music) in that way. I’m currently in the process of posting chapters to the new, revised version of my Nebula winning book, The Quantum Rose. I’m up through Chapter 19.

These pictures are the quantized roses I’m growing in my garden. Some beautiful quanta! ­čśâ

Ancient Ages on Nam Radio

Good news!
Nam Radio put my song, Ancient Ages, in the rotation for their streaming stations. The song gets play if it gets requests. If folks wouldn’t mind going over to request it, that would help a lot. Here is the info:

From Nam Radio: “Songs added to our database can be requested for playout during the day at any time. How to request a song.

Step 1: Click on the following link:

Step 2: Click on Request a song on the player

Step 3: Search for the song you want to request in the dialog box (it’s called Ancient Ages).

Step 4: Click on the Request button next to the song you want.

Step 5: Listen to the radio.

Note: Your requested song will be added to the playlist queue, the more requests a song gets the higher it moves up on the queue list and the sooner it will play.

Also to avoid spamming you can only request the same song twice every 60 minutes from the same device.”


Catherine again: The YouTube video isn’t getting many views or likes any more. If you feel so inclined to go over and like the video, it would be much appreciated. Here it is:

Many thanks!

The (new) Quantum Rose chapters

Here are chapters 14, 15, and 15 of the revised The Quantum Rose:

Art credit: Qing Yu Nian, by Guangjian Hung, or hgjart on 
This is one of my favorite artists. I adore their work.

Here are the previous chapters:

Chapter One:
Chapter Two:
Chapter Three:
Chapter Four:
Chapter Five:
Chapters Six and Seven:
Chapters Eight and Nine:
Chapters Ten, Eleven, and Twelve:

My Leprecon Schedule, Sunday March 21, 2021

I have two events today at Leprecon.

Reading: Sunday, March 21, 11-11:30 EDT (8-8:30 Arizona time)

Panel, The Future of Space: Sunday, March 21, 1:00-2:00 pm (10:00-11:00 am Arizona). Gregory Benford, David Brin & Catherine Asaro discuss the future of the space program.

Free registration

Sorry for the late notice: this was somewhat last minute! I hope folks get this in time to come. I don’t know if I’ll have anyone at my reading this morning. Although it’s 11 am for me, which isn’t bad, it’s 8am for people in Arizona, which is where the con is located. Who at a convention gets up that early on a Sunday morning! ­čśÇ

Chemists Writing Science Fiction

Jon Evans, an author and essayist, did an article on chemists writing science fiction for Chemistry World, one of the premier science magazines in the UK, published and owned by the Royal Society of Chemistry. He included me as one of the chemists!

To see the article, click here. It looks like it’s paywalled, but it’s not. At the bottom, it has an option for a free subscription if you register with them.

I hope you enjoy it!

Chapters 8 and 9 of the revised The Quantum Rose

I’ve posted chapters 8 and 9 of the revised The Quantum Rose on my Patreon page.

Also, here are links to the previous chapters.

Chapter One:
Chapter Two:
Chapter Three:
Chapter Four:
Chapter Five:
Chapter Six and Seven:

Art Credit : Poster Foundry, “Multicolored Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) on Canadian Forest”

My Boskone Schedule

I’m excited! I will be appearing at Boskone this weekend.
To see my schedule click here.

Friday night (tonight) 9:30 pm EST, Feb 12, 2021 (1 hour)

Saturday night, 7:00 pm EST, Feb 13, 2021 (1 hour)

I’m really looking forward to the con. I was their Hal Clement Science Speaker at Boskone 55, and I’d gone to various Boskone as a panelist in previous years. The nice part about doing cons on virtual platforms instead of in person is that folks like myself can participate from almost anywhere. Yay! I get to see many old friends, and I hope news ones as well.

Friday night (tonight) 9:30 pm EST, Feb 12, 2021
PANELISTS: Catherine Asaro, Cory Doctorow, Beth Meacham, Eric Nunnally, Walter John Williams

DESCRIPTION: It’s easy to dismiss the radical predictions cyberpunk stories made about cyberspace in the 21st century. How far off were they really? Video conferencing, virtual and augmented reality, gaming, online education, the Internet of Things. Let’s look at how far the web, AI, and information technology have come, and speculate about where it’s all going. Will the future be singular and pluralistic? VIDEO: This item will be recorded and available for viewing by Boskone 58 registrants through the end of February. Go to the item in the schedule for the link to the recording.

Saturday night, 7:00 pm EST, Feb 13, 2021 (1 hour)
PANELISTS: David Brin and Catherine Asaro

DESCRIPTION: We will each have half an hour to read from our work.

The Quantum Rose, Chapter 4

I’ve posted Chapter 4 of The (new) Quantum Rose on my patreon. I’m revising the whole book in preparation for its re-release. It’s here:┬á

This is the book that won the Nebula. Its first half is a bit like a science fiction retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

The picture below is similar to the palace in the book, though that one is in the mountains.

Art Credit:

The palace in this picture is a real place. The first time I went there, during a trip to San Francisco, I stood with my mouth open in amazement. It was like seeing a place out of a fantasy I’d imagined come to real life. The palace I describe in TQR is based on the ancient Maya palaces, but with changes to fit the thousands of years evolution in the story. This picture actually comes fairly close, though it doesn’t have the Maya influence. Also, the water in this picture would be a plaza in the story.