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Musicans and SF/F Films

Musicians in science fiction and fantasy films: Good to watch, or like sticking needles into your corneas? I essay this Very Important Question in this week’s AMC column, and ask folks to pitch in with more examples of… Read More

I Can’t Think of a Single Thing of Interest to Say Today, So To Amuse You, Here’s Another Old Cartoon I Wrote

One Way E-Mail

For some reason right now I can read all my e-mail but I can’t send any, so if you send me e-mail today expecting a reply, you might have to wait a bit. On the other hand, now… Read More

Mmmm… Podcastlicious

I asked folks on Twitter for some questions for a podcast. They gave me questions! Next I’m going to ask people on Twitter for money. But in the meantime, here’s a podcast of me answering those Twittered questions…. Read More

I Have a Degree in Philosophy, You Know

Here you go: A cartoon I wrote a long time ago, illustrated by my pal Richard Polt: And doesn’t it feel good to have that one squared away?

Quick Music Review: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, It’s Blitz!

I like it. The band gets into a time machine, goes back to 1981, grabs a synth, and mopes grandly. Sometimes you can dance to it (like with the first single, “Zero”), other times you’ll just sway back… Read More

The Venereal Disease Channel Imaginatizes Greatastically

People have been asking me to weigh in on the whole “SciFi Channel changing its name to Syfy” thing, so here’s me weighing in: Meh. It seems like pointless fiddling for the sake of pointless fiddling to me,… Read More

Lopsided Cat Watches the World From the Porch

And tells those damn birds to get the hell off his lawn! Or he’ll eat them. And he will. Every single one of them. It’s that whole “predator” thing he’s got going. It’s not just a fashionable look… Read More

A Canonical Sunset, Cloudless Division

Yup, that’s pretty much what one looks like. Any questions? No? Then class dismissed.

And Now, Simply Because, An Arty Picture of My Wife

I think it would make a good book jacket photo, personally. So arty. So serious. So “my husband has Photoshop and is not afraid to fiddle.” Yes, well. Guilty as charged.

Taking One for the Team: K. Tempest Bradford

Last Thursday and Friday, Mary Anne Mohanraj came to Whatever at my invitation to talk about race and science fiction and fantasy, and how it affects writers and readers. I also invited my friend Tempest Bradford to talk… Read More

Cloudbusting With Kate

I just know that something good is going to happen. I am taking the day off; see you on Monday.

A2S Review at Curled Up With a Good Book

Since its publishing life has been so diffuse, Agent to the Stars is probably my least-reviewed novel, so it’s always nice to see it get noticed. Therefore, I was delighted to see a review of Agent at Curled… Read More

Metatropolis Review at io9

Over at io9, Charlie Jane Anders takes a swing through Metatropolis and comes away impressed: These feel like cities where anything can happen, from getting your skull cracked to discovering your life purpose. And most important of all,… Read More

Twitter Twitter Twitter

I’m quoted in a Wall Street Journal column about Twitter by WJC.com’s Senior Technology Editor Julia Angwin, a college friend of mine, in which she divulges Twitter performance anxiety, and I, the man who Titters on his sock-wearing… Read More

Mary Anne Mohanraj Gets You Up to Speed, Part II

In her last guest entry, Mary Anne Mohanraj introduced herself and began speaking about race and science fiction and fantasy, concentrating specifically on points useful to everyone. Today, she’s talking on points useful to writers. —— MARY ANNE… Read More

One Week Out From Millennicon

A reminder to all and sundry but in particular the folks living in the greater Ohio/Indiana/Kentucky tristate area: Staring next Friday, I’m guest of honor at this year’s Millennicon science fiction convention, conveniently located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Convenient… Read More

Apologies, Etc

A meta-note about my walkback of a couple days ago, and feel free to ignore this if like most people all this “me talking about me” crap I’ve done recently has begun to bore you: 1. I’m aware… Read More

Wil Wheaton for Alpha Geek

Geek-beloved musicians Paul and Storm are running a contest to see who’s the greatest geek of them all, and after 64 competitors (one of whom WAS NOT ME, hmph), it’s come down to Joss Whedon and Wil Wheaton…. Read More

Modeling the Latest in Leprechaun Punk Wear

Don’t mess with her. She’s got a sheep. And I can tell you she’s not afraid to use it. More seriously: Thank you to everyone who has sent good thoughts to Athena in the last week, regarding the… Read More