My name is Becca Mills, and I believe in speculation. Not the financial kind. I’m talking about the “contemplation or consideration of some subject.” About the “conjectural consideration of a matter” (from here). We’re used to thinking that conjecture is a bad thing. “Oh,” someone says, “that’s all conjecture.” It’s a way of saying you’re drawing conclusions based on not enough info. It’s a way of saying you don’t know what you’re talking about.

But I don’t want to talk about what I know. I do that enough in real life. I want to talk about what I don’t know. I want to admit I’m always talking about what I don’t know because our information is always incomplete. We err in thinking otherwise. We err in finding supposing bright, clean line between knowledge and conjecture.

So let’s embrace  the teeming void of I don’t know. Let’s believe in thinking deeply. And in asking “what if?” And in making new worlds. And in reimagining this one.

Come on. Let’s speculate.

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  1. Connecting authors and readers is one of the main reasons I developed MYO. Amazon is too impersonal. I see sales numbers – I sell around 30 books a month – but to whom? Do they know about my other books? etc.

    MYO makes those connections a lot easier :)

    Sorry to be going on about MYO on your blog. I’ll stop now :)

  2. Couldn’t agree more. Sheri Tepper is a fave, as well as Robbin Hobb, and you most certainly measure up. Can’t wait for the third book. So much drivel out there, and your stories are incredible.

  3. Loved your short story in “All these shiny worlds”. Glad to see that it’s part of a collection. Just downloaded ‘Nolander’ and can’t wait to read it.

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