I was asked, apropos to the Scott Adams thing, if I ever walk the Internets in a guise other than myself and/or bearing a screen name that does not make it clear who I am. The answer is… Read More
Over at the FilmCritic.com this week, I’m doing the sort of in-your-face, no-holds-barred, let-the-chips-fall-where-they-may, keeping-it-awesomely-real investigative report that you’ve come to expect — nay, demand — of me: I’m looking at which science fiction film creatures could, in… Read More
I’m trying to puzzle out the logic of this Scott Adams blog post justifying the use of a sock puppet on Metafilter, and I have to tell you it’s not making a whole lot of sense. Basically he’s… Read More
Over at Wired’s site today, I’m being interviewed about Fuzzy Nation, science fiction and the writing life and about being both a geek and a dad (which is appropriate because I am both). The interview goes into some… Read More
Apparently Whatever topped the SFX Magazine reader’s poll for Best Celebrity Blog. Awww, thanks, folks. I appreciate the vote of confidence, and am still mildly amused that I constitute some version of a “celebrity.” I was recently asked… Read More
And here’s Daisy, initiating the annual “cut-grass-and-pollen dance,” signaling the joyous time of year when I ingest allergy medicine or suffer sinus pressure roughly equivalent to the pressures found at imminently exploding supervolcanoes. It’s a special time of… Read More
w00t! Kirkus Reviews is the one handing out the star this time, and says this about the novel: An acclaimed modern sci-fi writer adds depth and unexpected poignancy to a “reboot” of H. Beam Piper’s classic 1962 novel Little… Read More
Hey! Are you or is someone you love, close to the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area? Then you’ll have a chance to see me there this May, because I will be there for two — count them, two! —… Read More
It’s today. If you thought you might want to wish her a happy birthday, I would encourage you in that thought.
When I was in Austin I went to dinner with friends, and one of the wait staff here was this guy, who looked enough like My Pal Wil that I felt it necessary to take a photo of… Read More
I was supposed to be home by now, but high winds and the storm system running across the country kept me in Austin another night, which I spent in high style, at the Holiday Inn Express near the… Read More
Janni Lee Simner’s latest novel Faerie Winter features a world in change — moving from state of being to another in a way that’s both dramatic and unprecedented. But how to tell of that dramatic change, especially when… Read More
Here’s the obligatory picture out the hotel window. Now to get registered, and then to sign books. Catch you all later.
For to sign books and do panels at the Texas Library Association conference. As I am traveling today and then will be busy scribbling in books, I’ll probably be scarce around here today. But do check my Twitter… Read More
That was the magic comment number on yesterday’s Fuzzy Nation giveaway contest. And this is the fellow whose comment was at that number. Congratulations to him, and thank you everyone for playing. Don’t worry — I’ll give away… Read More
We got the new mower a week ago, but fate (and rain) kept it and my wife apart. No longer! Here she is, happily ensconced in its chair, subjecting the lawn to its first whirring slice-ination of the… Read More
Because it’s that time of year. Nope, didn’t get stung. I’m not a flower, and they have work to do.
Since I know some of you will want to discuss it (politely), here’s the place to do it. For those who haven’t seen it yet, here’s the text. I normally point to the New York Times for stuff… Read More
Go on, guess! Mind you, the cat has a history of dog bed appropriation. When your name is Zeus, I guess you just think it’s your due.
Yesterday I rather cryptically announced on Twitter that at that moment someone was using me as an example of something; that person was Cory Doctorow, in a Twitter discussion with author David Hewson about writer career models. Hewson… Read More