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Philip K. Dick Award Nominated
Debut Novel
 
ABOUT PJ

PJ Manney is the author of the bestselling and Philip K. Dick Award nominated science fiction novel, (R)EVOLUTION, released 6/1/15 by 47North/Amazon Publishing in the Phoenix Horizon trilogy, as well as book two, (ID)ENTITY, and upcoming book three, (CON)SCIENCE

 

A former chairperson of Humanity Plus, she helped rebrand the organization, launch H+ Magazine, and organize the first multi-org conference on futurist topics, Convergence ’08. 

 

Manney authored "Why I Believe in Participating in the H+ Future"​ and "Empathy in the Time of Technology: How Storytelling is the Key to Empathy,"​ an early work on the neuropsychology of empathy and media. 

 

She has presented her ideas to groups like National Geographic, Producers and Directors Guilds of America, NASA-JPL, Huffington Post, The H+ Summit, and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, is a frequent guest on podcasts and web shows including StarTalk, The World Transformed, Singularity 1on1, and Amazing Mind, and has had articles published in BoingBoing, Live Science, and Tor.com. 

 

Manney is also the first person to create and transfer a digital autograph for a novel verified by the blockchain.

Manney graduated from Wesleyan University double majoring in Film and American Studies.  She has worked for over 25 years in the communications field: motion picture PR at Walt Disney/Touchstone Pictures; story development for independent film production companies; and writing as Patricia Manney for the critically acclaimed hit TV shows Hercules – The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess.  She also co-founded Uncharted Entertainment, writing and/or creating many pilot scripts for television networks, including CBS, Fox, UPN, Discovery, ABC Family, and Comedy Central. 

Manney lives with her husband and two children in Los Angeles, California.

Photo: Kevin Warn

THE PHOENIX HORIZON SERIES

(R)EVOLUTION

(ID)ENTITY

(CON)SCIENCE

ESSAYS & ARTICLES
 
 
IN THE PRESS

(R)EVOLUTION builds momentum to a rollicking chase through hope and terror, fast-looming biotech, and a tasty-paranoid look at who ‘actually runs’ the USA.” 

DAVID BRIN

Author of The Postman and

The Transparent Society

“Manney’s intricate worldbuilding includes... a nation reconstituted from fragments of the former U.S.  This near-future science fiction thriller should have broad appeal.”

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

on (ID)ENTITY

 

SPEAKER

Your Story Will Create the Future!

PJ Manney is passionate about articulating and spreading the constructive visions of our possible futures.  She has spoken on futurist topics to many organizations, including:

 

• University of California Santa Cruz

• Williams College
• National Geographic – “Breakthrough” second screen
• StarTalk Radio by Neil deGrasse Tyson

• Huffington Post
• Producers Guild of America
• Directors Guild of America
• NASA-JPL
• Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
• Humanity+ Summit
• Convergence '08

• New York Comic Con

• MidAmeriCon II/Worldcon
• Norwescon
• LosCon


Manney’s talks focus on the future of humanity, human enhancement, future media, and the connection between storytelling, empathy, and technology.

 

Contact her at info@pjmanney.com or on LinkedIn.
 

Photo: Maya Hernandez

MEDIA

WEB SERIES – NEW!

THE FUTURE’S IN A MINUTE

Exclusive to PJ Manney’s social platforms, PJ answers fan questions in her exciting new web series, #THEFUTURESINAMINUTE.  Bite-sized and info-packed episodes explore a variety of genre topics, from science fiction fandom to brain-computer interfaces.  Blink and you’ll miss it, because the future’s in a minute.

WEB SHOW

SINGULARITY WEBLOG

A 90-minute conversation on (ID)ENTITY (“a can’t-put-it-down action-packed mind-uploading/downloading world-crashing The-Empire-Strikes-Back of a masterpiece”), cliodynamics, weaponized narrative, and more.

READING SERIES

SHADES & SHADOWS

PJ Manney reads from (ID)ENTITY, the second book in the Phoenix Horizon series, for Shades & Shadows, the only reading series in Los Angeles that focuses exclusively on dark fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, horror).

For more, SUBSCRIBE to PJ’s channel on                .

PJ Manney is a frequent guest on various podcasts.  Click to hear more!

neil degrasse tyson, star talk, podcast
the world transformed, podcast
new books network, podcast
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
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Worldcon 76
Worldcon, aka the World Science Fiction Convention, is the annual international gathering of science fiction and fantasy fans, writers, artists, musicians, and other creators.
When
Aug 16, 2018, 12:00 PM – Aug 20, 2018, 6:00 PM
Where
San Jose McEnery Convention Center,
150 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA
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SFWA Reading Series – Kirkland, WA
The Pacific Northwest is home to a Tardis-Full of Science Fiction and Fantasy writers, a fact celebrated every quarter with the Pacific Northwest Reading Series. These free quarterly events provide the Northwest Science Fiction and Fantasy community a chance to gather, network, and enjoy readings.
When
Sep 25, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where
Wilde Rover Irish Pub and Restaurant,
111 Central Way, Kirkland, WA 98033, USA
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SFWA Reading Series – Portland, OR
The Pacific Northwest is home to a Tardis-Full of Science Fiction and Fantasy writers, a fact celebrated every quarter with the Pacific Northwest Reading Series. These free quarterly events provide the Northwest Science Fiction and Fantasy community a chance to gather, network, and enjoy readings.
When
Sep 27, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where
Lucky Lab on Hawthorne,
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214, USA
 
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