A bunch of writers decided to conduct an unscientific experiment: Would people pay more for items on eBay if they were offered up for auction with a fictional story explaining their importance? We've written before about this project, called "Significant Objects," created by io9 contributor Joshua Glenn and writer Rob Walker.
One of the latest objects for sale is a coconut cup from the Asteroid Belt whose story was written by yours truly. It's just a tiny little snippet adapted from a novel I'm in the very early stages of writing, called Bachelor City, about life in the asteroid belt's biggest city after the nickel rush is over. Find out more about where this coconut cup came from, and bid on it!