Author name: Maria Korolov

MetaStellar editor and publisher Maria Korolov is a science fiction novelist, writing stories set in a future virtual world. And, during the day, she is an award-winning freelance technology journalist who covers artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and enterprise virtual reality. See her Amazon author page here and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. Email her at [email protected]. She is also the editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business, one of the top global sites covering virtual reality.

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What is the metaverse?

The term “metaverse” was first coined in Neal Stephenson’s 1992 science fiction novel Snow Crash. He used it to refer to an immersive, virtual reality world in which people are embodied as their avatars.

BOSKONE Panel: Creating maps for fantasy novels

Sci-fi and fantasy author Julie Czerneda moderated a panel today at BOSKONE 59, the annual conference organized by the New England Science Fiction Association. She and her guests discussed how they created the maps they have in their books, the value of including maps, and their favorite maps.