Monthly Archives: March 2006

Snakes on a Plane!

Is there anyone out there on the Internet who does not believe this film won’t make $50 million the opening weekend? Especially now that it’s added Sam Jackson bellowing “I want these mother——- snakes off the mother——- plane!” in reshoots. That’s $10 million right there. Hell, I’m going just for that line. Snakes on a […]

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Printilation

About five minutes after I noted in this comment thread that Amazon and BN.com seem to be in short supply of Old Man’s War at the moment, I got an e-mail from Tor letting me know that both OMW and The Ghost Brigades are going back for third printings. Nice to have a publisher who […]

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Printilation

About five minutes after I noted in this comment thread that Amazon and BN.com seem to be in short supply of Old Man’s War at the moment, I got an e-mail from Tor letting me know that both OMW and The Ghost Brigades are going back for third printings. Nice to have a publisher who […]

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Dear Asimov’s and Analog: Not to Complain, But…

The Web sites for Asimov’s and Analog have a “blogs” section that’s supposed to rotate between various science fiction blogs once a month but has had mine (and Jonathan Strahan’s) featured since November. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the attention, but five months is a sufficiently long time, and also, since both Asimov’s and […]

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Nomination Aftermath

I’ve had my day of feeling like a pretty princess with the Hugo/Campbell nominations (and also, went to sleep at 7pm because I’m sick, sick, sick and then slept for ten hours straight), but before I move on to blather about other topics I’d like to make post some other, general thoughts on this topic. […]

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Nomination Aftermath

I’ve had my day of feeling like a pretty princess with the Hugo/Campbell nominations (and also, went to sleep at 7pm because I’m sick, sick, sick and then slept for ten hours straight), but before I move on to blather about other topics I’d like to make post some other, general thoughts on this topic. […]

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Hugos and Campbells

The Hugo and Campbell nominations are out, and it appears that Old Man’s War has been nominated for Best Novel, and I’ve been nominated for the Campbell. Here’s the entire slate of nominees: Best Novel Learning the World, Ken MacLeod (Orbit; Tor) A Feast for Crows, George R.R. Martin (Voyager; Bantam Spectra) Old Man’s War, […]

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Bow Down to Her Queenly Queenliness

Athena, practicing the withering squint of derision that will undoubtedly get her through her teenage years. Unless she tries it on her mother, whose paralyzing stare of outrage rather handily trumps this particular look (the best I can manage is the quirky look of amusement, which is not feared by anyone). And now she’s done […]

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Bow Down to Her Queenly Queenliness

Athena, practicing the withering squint of derision that will undoubtedly get her through her teenage years. Unless she tries it on her mother, whose paralyzing stare of outrage rather handily trumps this particular look (the best I can manage is the quirky look of amusement, which is not feared by anyone). And now she’s done […]

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Snow is Here

Ahh, now the snow is here. Really, one minute there’s not a flake on the ground, and the next, it’s as if the clouds have taken a big white dump on my lawn. I took this picture about fifteen minutes ago, and since then the lawn has largely disappeared. The snow’s return will be brief, […]

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Snow is Coming

Clearly Mother Nature believes not in the concept of tidy demarcations between seasons. The heaviest snowfall we had in the winter was actually in the late fall; now on the second day of spring we’re expecting up to six inches to fall sometime during the night. I’m expecting to wake up to a blanket of […]

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Take the Hit

You know, articles like this make we wish that it will be my generation that decides to be the grown-ups and takes the hit with things like Social Security and the national debt and what have you. I wouldn’t mind waiting until 75 to collect a Social Security check, if it means not saddling my […]

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Take the Hit

You know, articles like this make we wish that it will be my generation that decides to be the grown-ups and takes the hit with things like Social Security and the national debt and what have you. I wouldn’t mind waiting until 75 to collect a Social Security check, if it means not saddling my […]

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Proof We Need Better 1st Amendment Education

Some morons are suing Google because they don’t like the way Google’s search algorithms mess with their ability to make money (which, apparently, relied almost entirely on high page rankings on Google). This would be an idiotic suit anyway, but this is what really makes me wish I was a judge, so I could penalize […]

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Proof We Need Better 1st Amendment Education

Some morons are suing Google because they don’t like the way Google’s search algorithms mess with their ability to make money (which, apparently, relied almost entirely on high page rankings on Google). This would be an idiotic suit anyway, but this is what really makes me wish I was a judge, so I could penalize […]

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Crawdads

For everyone who’s asked “What the hell is that thing over there in the photo strip?”, the answer is that it’s a crawdad, which I found in my yard last weekend, when we had heavy rains and a bit of flooding. Apparently there are a lot of them in a nearby pond, and when that […]

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Spring Look

Times change, people change, the look of the Whatever changes. The Whatever is now sporting spring-like colors (or early spring-like colors, in any event), and I’ve also changed the photostrip and the body  font. Feel free, of course, to comment and/or complain.

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