An April Fool’s Sunset. In real life, it was even prettier than this.
And now, a couple of linky bits, all of which are at least tangentially related to me, because I’m a rampant egotist like that:
* Because I was avoiding being online yesterday, I didn’t link to the April Fool’s Day SFWA candidacies, in which Jeff VanderMeer, Jay Lake and others announced their own write-in campaigns. Andrew Wheeler has a good collection of all the usurpers over at his SFBC BookBlogger site.
* Simon Owens of Bloggasm looks at the Creative Commons releases of Move Under Ground and Blindsight by Nick Mamatas and Peter Watts, respectively, and how they’ve affected the lives of those books and their authors. Oddly to me, Owens doesn’t note Blindsight’s Hugo nomination; to my mind it’s pretty clear that Watts releasing the book under CC (and the subsequent pimping at Boing Boing, here and other places online) pushed the book into Hugo consideration status.
* Over at the Hugo-nominated Drink Tank fanzine, the equally Hugo-nominated Chris Garcia handicaps the Hugo slate this year (pdf link). How’s that for recursive?
* If you ever wanted to know how much money Tobias Buckell makes, he’s spilling the beans today. Going freelance has been good for him, apparently. I could have told him that (and I did, now that I think about it).