New Modality Catalyst:
Rob Cameron, Science Fiction Writer
Rob Cameron is lead organizer for the Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers; guest host and curator for the New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series; and managing editor of the Kaleidocast.nyc, a podcast about fantasy, horror, sci-fi and the just plain weird. He also wrote the essay "Promised Land: Religious Ideology and Solarpunk Science Fiction" for the very first issue of NewMo.
Hi Rob! What’s a specific project that you’re excited about right now?
Two, actually. A weird western alternate history novella with a conjure woman gunslinger, Cthulhu mythos, and dragons. Also working on a series of essays for Strange Horizons, a spec-fic journey through Afrofuturist art.
What’s your biggest, most out-there dream of a better world?
Mainstreaming of left-leaning ideals to the point that the right wing takes them as fact and apolitical.
What's a relatively small, highly achievable dream of a better world that you sometimes think about but haven't done yet?
Expansion of social networks to eliminate waste, quasi self-sustaining.
What's your favorite thing about The New Modality?
One word: EXPERIMENTATION.
New Modality Catalysts
To learn more about NewMo Catalysts (or nominate someone to be a Catalyst), check out the Catalyst page in our Values section. This profile was edited by Lydia Laurenson, editor in chief of The New Modality.