w00t! Here’s the news from Asimov’s editor Sheila Williams: Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine is now accepting electronic submissions. Authors should read our manuscript guidelines at http://www.asimovs.com/info/guidelines.shtml before submitting material online. Online submissions of stories and poetry can be… Read More
Oh Noes! It’s the Zombie Apocalypse™! It’s the end of the world! Yes, yes, Mira Grant said, zombies, end of the world, blah blah blah. Been there. Done that. Got the bloody t-shirt. But what comes after the… Read More
I had a one-day, zoom-in, zoom out appearance at the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Columbus today and aside from yet more driving added to my already prodigious weekly tally, it was actually a very good time —… Read More
I am off to the Romance Times Booklover’s Convention, at which I will do panels and sign books (and before the uninformed among you snicker, note that I am the recipient of a Romantic Times Critics Choice Award… Read More
Got home from my LA travels this week to discover the new desk had arrived and been set up in the office: Those of you with memory will note the desk is considerably smaller than my previous work… Read More
Whilst I am winging my way across this great country of ours (presuming you are from in the United States — this statement not applicable in all the other 200+ nations in the world), here’s something to keep… Read More
Well, the thing I came to California to do is done, and it went pretty well, if I do say so myself, and I’m sure I will tell you about it when I can tell you about it,… Read More
Peter Watts won’t be serving any jail time. The article does suggest that he’s not going to be able to cross the border any more, however. Which does suck. Now to get to work on that presidential pardon.
I’m in LA. I’m here on business. No, it’s not on movie business. No, I can’t tell you what business. But when I can you’ll agree it’s pretty damn cool. How are you?
Because, you know, SFWA. First, Cory Doctorow praises the SFWA Grievance Committee (“Griefcom”) for helping him get paid for work. The details of the story are over there, but this is a relevant quote: Many people ask what… Read More
Sometimes when you write a character, the character don’t just meekly walk off the page when you’re done with the story; they stick around, poking at you and saying “hey, I’m still here. What now?” J.A. Pitts concocted… Read More
Water softeners. You put salt in, but you don’t get salty water out. It confuses me, it does.
Here it is: If it looks familiar, there’s a reason: it’s another Acer Aspire One, the brand of netbook I had before. Why? It’s cheap, it’s functional for what I want a netbook to do, and I liked… Read More
So, how did my trip to Toronto go? Quick recap: 1. The Friends of the Merril Collection offered to pay for a plane ticket, but I ended up driving because I had other travel coming up which might… Read More
My little netbook seems to have kicked it, so this update is from the iPod and will be brief. In short the Merril talk went well, I think, and the people were lovely and fun to be with…. Read More
Most books have a “Big Idea” to them — but that doesn’t mean that idea makes itself obvious to the writer from the start. Sometimes the writer has to go exploring for it, trying different things with their… Read More
And posting the obligatory “view out my hotel window” picture: Delighted to say the trip in was pleasantly uneventful, which is what you want when engaging in international travel. Now to catch up on e-mail and to free… Read More
I’ll be heading inching toward Toronto most of the way, so while I’m away, why not take the opportunity to suggest something cool to the rest of the folks around here? Could be a book, some music, a… Read More
And if he could, should he? This is the question essayed in this week’s AMC column. You know you have an opinion on this topic, so leave it over there in the comments.
For those of you who have been staying up nights wondering whether I would show up at AussieCon4, go take a nap: Yes, I plan on going. No, I have no more details at the moment — I… Read More