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About M. Cameron Harris

Writing

Cameron has written primarily short fiction, mostly as submissions to various writing critique groups. Having set a goal of publishing his work, he is currently working on a trilogy of novels concerning the rise and impacts of virtual culture and artificial general intelligence (AGI). His science fiction seeks to skew toward the feasible-technical end of the hard/soft continuum. He researches avidly and aims to flesh out his story concepts with credible details drawn from popular and academic science and technology sources. Experts and laypersons argue ceaselessly about what actually is feasible, in our universe at least, given known physics. The absolute speed of light in a vacuum isn’t called the ‘universal constant’ for nothing. Still, ‘fiction’ is that other half of the science fiction duo. If a story deals with what appears to be a breach of known science, it should address that breach in a meaningful way. Indeed, it’s in the fuzzy frontiers of knowledge hard sci-fi storytellers often find inspiration. For example, today’s scientific knowledge leaves some wiggle room around the notion of the ‘strange action at a distance’ inherent in the entanglement of subatomic particles, which appears to violate the light-speed limit. Any fictional speculation based on entanglement, if clinging to a hard sci-fi goal, needs to address any deviations from what is actually know, such as the fact that entanglement fails (decoheres) when fiddled with in just about any manner by human tinkerers.

Background

M. Cameron Harris is a writer and information technologist who lives in the state of New Mexico, United States. He grew up in the Southeastern states of Georgia and Kentucky where he spent as much time as possible exploring the outdoors and reading classic and contemporary science fiction, classical fantasy, and adventure fiction. He studied psychology, natural sciences, and philosophy as an undergrad. In several phases of advanced education, he studied systems science, organizational theory, computing and information technologies, and advanced technologies for learning. As an adult, Cameron lived in Kentucky, Indiana, Texas, New Mexico (the first time), Ohio, the national capital region, Washington State, and Hawaii as well as in Germany and South Korea. He plays guitar for his own enjoyment and loves hiking.