At long last. After four years, I can finally bring Our Algorithm Who
Art Perfection to print as a standalone. Above is the gorgeous new
cover designed by Zhivko Zhelev.
I started writing Algorithm in October 2016 while on vacation in
Cannon Beach, Oregon. Alex and I were walking along the beach near
Haystack Rock, and remember telling him about how amusing it would be to
double down on my “monk programmers” motif and develop a whole system of
worship modeled on my childhood experiences with Episcopalian church
services. I started writing the story when we returned to our hotel
I had a draft of Our Algorithm done by early November. This was the
last story I wrote before the 2016 US election, my dividing line in time
for when my first period of writing ends and my second begins.
In 2016, I had a one-of-a-kind hardcover edition of the book created as
Alex’s Christmas present. Algorithm remained unpublished publicly
until 2019 when I included it in Transmutations, the collection which
combined stories from my previous collections Lore & Logos and
Transmutations of Fire and Void.
The new edition of Transmutations will not include Our Algorithm Who
Art Perfection. Algorithm will be published as its own standalone
paperback and Kindle ebook. It will go live on Amazon on the same date
as the new edition of Transmutations, November 6.
2020 edition release dates:
August 1: Schrödinger’s City
September 4: The Shipwright and Other Stories
September 18: Beati Qui Inveniunt Feles (ebook only)
October 2: Alterra
November 6: Transmutations, Our Algorithm Who Are Perfection