Technology Gets Literary


Technology website CNET did something rather unexpected last week: it published fiction. “The Last Taco Truck in Silicon Valley” is the site’s first foray into literary fiction, part of a monthly series that editors hope will attract new readers to the online property. The New York Times takes a look at the program, which has already recruited a number of Bay Area authors to write stories featuring technology.

Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →