Monthly Archives: May 2006

DSL Issues and Ice Cream Haiku

I’m having connection issues today (I’m typing this by using my cell phone as a modem. Hey! This cell phone thingie does seem to come in handy). I’ll be back when they get resolved. In the meantime, here’s an open thread for you. I suggest you fill it with Haiku about your favorite ice cream […]

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Uh-Oh.

I think I may have over-caffeinated just now. That’ll teach me. Actually, probably it won’t. I think that may be a problem. Let me have another Coke and ponder it. Fun fact: I didn’t type this entry, I just let my fingers twitch over the keyboard. It’s true.

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Other Stuff, 5/4/06

Quick thoughts on the rest of the universe: * I do hope Zacarias Moussaoui had fun carrying on like a James Bond villian in court, because his fun is over and now he’s off to an 8×8 room for the rest of his life, which one hopes is nice and long. I am happy and […]

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Amazon Prime = Teh Crack

If there was ever an enabling device in online purchases, it would be Amazon Prime, the little deal that company has where you pay $70, and in return, everything you buy for the next year gets shipped two-day, for no additional cost (i.e., feels like free, since you’re not coughing up after the first $70). […]

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Author Interviews on By The Way

Okay, I’m having a thought here. As most of you know, I’ve been fairly well served by the online world in the promotion and selling of my books. As most of you also know, I have an AOL Journal where, among other things, I like to do regular weekly features for the benefit of the […]

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“…she made loud laughter between a negative confrontation.”

This industrious fellow seems to be attempting to translate Old Man’s War in to Chinese, which I’m not entirely sure the company who owns the rights to produce the Chinese version of the book will much appreciate. He seems to be up to Chapter Four or thereabouts. Not being able to read Chinese, I can’t […]

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Bestselling Authors Tobias Buckell & Charlie Stross

Congrats to Toby Buckell, whose novel Crystal Rain makes the Locus Hardcover Bestseller List this month. And also to Charlie Stross, whose Atrocity Archives tops the Locus Trade Paperback Bestseller List. It’s always good to see one’s pals do well. I have my own #1 somewhere as well.

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Colbert, Soup, Piss

A question from a reader*: I’d be interested in reading your thoughts on Stephen Colbert’s performance at the White House Correspondant’s Association Dinner. In particular, the way that a decent portion of the media seems to feel that Colbert was completely out of line (as opposed to GWB looking around the Oval Office for WMDs, […]

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As You Know, Bob

Strange Horizons editor Jed Hartman has a very amusing entry on the art and craft of the infodump, which in the real world is usually called “exposition,” but we in science fiction call it something different because we’re special, you see. Science fiction has a pronounced tendency toward infodumps, if for no other reason that […]

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Early Notice

The other day SF editor and anthologist Jonathan Strahan commented on his blog about the cover art to The Android’s Dream and wondered, “is this a move away from the more overtly Heinleinesque territory of his first two novels? I’ll be curious to see.” So I sent him the first chapter to look at. You […]

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