Thursday, March 03, 2016

Tech Site CNET Tries Something Completely Different: Publishing Fiction - The New York Times

First in the Technically Literate series: The Last Taco Truck in Silicon Valley

"In an era when many general interest magazines have abandoned publishing short fiction, CNET is entering the literary arena with a new monthly series, Technically Literate, which will feature short stories about technology and how it shapes our lives. For its first stories, CNET has recruited several prominent Bay Area authors, including Ms. Richmond, the novelist Nayomi Munaweera; Cristina Garcia, author of “Dreaming in Cuban”; and Anthony Marra, author of “The Tsar of Love and Techno.”

The fiction series grew out of an effort to attract new audiences to CNET, which has more than 33 million monthly visitors. When the site was introduced about 20 years ago, technology was still a niche subject. Now, technology saturates practically every facet of daily life and takes center stage in movies, television and fiction, including in the HBO show “Silicon Valley” and recent novels by Dave Eggers, Jonathan Franzen and Joshua Cohen."
Tech Site CNET Tries Something Completely Different: Publishing Fiction - The New York Times
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