It’s my opinion that any sort of book can have a Big Idea behind it, and when I say “any sort of book” I really mean “any sort of book.” And to prove this point, here’s Alethea Kontis,… Read More
HOW WILL YOU SURVIVE?!? I don’t know. I just don’t know. Try to, though. I don’t want the cessation of your existence on my conscience. See you later.
Because, let’s be honest. That’s what you show up for, anyway.
Stuff here and there: * Apropos to an earlier discussion here about when it was ever a fine time to be a full-time science fiction writer, here’s Robert Silverberg to drop a little perspective on who was able… Read More
A notice for SFWA members and others interested: SFWA has taken action regarding the recent events involving Night Shade Books, and the announcement of that is at the SFWA Blog.
I’m just saying. And here’s the reverse angle: Yes, I know. Boring. Seriously, sometimes I wonder why I drag out the camera at all. But I just can’t help myself.
I have a stated goal for my summer of losing roughly 20 pounds — going from a flabtastic 180 to a pants-fittable 160 — and aside no longer permanently wearing a feedbag filled with Reese’s Pieces, here’s another… Read More
Sometimes in writing, who you make your protagonist, and the qualities that person possesses, makes all the difference for the story you want to tell. When it came time for Karen Lord to tell the story in Redemption… Read More
Gaze in wonder, O dear readers, at the burst pipe in my basement. This pipe burst some indefinite time ago, thanks to water freezing inside of it. We would have noticed it earlier, except that the pipe leads… Read More
I’ve been President of SFWA for about a week now, which is enough time to know that folks appear to want to talk to me in my capacity as President of SFWA. If you are one of those… Read More
Hey, remember how a few weeks ago I did that FilmCritic.com column on 1980s science fiction films ripe for the remaking? Well, I’m doing it again — except this time, it’s 70s science fiction films up for the… Read More
It’s funny you should ask. It looks like this: It looks that way because as part of the 2010 Spend Money On The House Initiative, we’re redoing the landscaping around the house, and before you can put the… Read More
Carrie Vaughn is best known in many circles for her New York Times best selling paranormal series featuring a werewolf named Kitty, but as with many authors every once in a while she likes to wander away from… Read More
My friend and SFWA running mate (and now VP) Mary Robinette Kowal is getting some great reviews for her debut novel Shades of Milk and Honey (“the grace of Sense and Sensibility, a touch of classic fairy tale… Read More
Oh, hey, this is nice: A review of “Judge Sn Goes Golfing,” by the San Francisco Book Review. Pro reviews of short story chapbooks are fairly rare, so I’m glad the Review made the effort. And it’s a… Read More
Because I know you were wondering how we spent it. Hope your Fourth of July was equally explodery.
The 234th birthday of the United States of America is a fine time to check in with one’s self about how one feels about being a citizen of this country, so today’s question: Am I proud to be… Read More
Because books are love (except any books titled “I Hate Love.” But screw those). * The Dervish House, by Ian McDonald (Pyr): Having traveled to future India and Brazil, McDonald now turns his attention to a near-future Turkey… Read More
You are awesome. Thank you. That is all.
I fear its inky nature. I paid extra for the wireless capability SO I COULD HIDE IT IN THE BASEMENT, away from all good society.