Monthly Archives: August 2006

Daily SF/Writing Blog Reading List

Because it amuses me to do so, allow me to now share the writing and sf-related blogs through which I trundle on a daily basis, arranged in absolutely no order whatsoever. These blogs (and the people who write them) are on the list for varying reasons including but not limited to: They’re friends, they write […]

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How To Make Your Very Own Ice Cream Headache

Yes, that’s pretty much how it gets done.

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World Fantasy Nominations & Android’s Dream Artwork

For everyone who’s not seen them, the 2006 World Fantasy Award nominees have been named; congrats to Hal Duncan for Vellum’s nomination in the novel category, Kelly Link for her two nods, Chris Roberson for his two nods, and to Joe Hill for three nominations, in the Novella, Short Fiction and Collection category. Congrats also […]

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World Fantasy Nominations & Android’s Dream Artwork

For everyone who’s not seen them, the 2006 World Fantasy Award nominees have been named; congrats to Hal Duncan for Vellum’s nomination in the novel category, Kelly Link for her two nods, Chris Roberson for his two nods, and to Joe Hill for three nominations, in the Novella, Short Fiction and Collection category. Congrats also […]

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Your Reading Assignment For Friday

Charlie Stross has taken up a hammer and genre fiction looks like the nail. Check it out. My favorite line: For the sad fact is, there seems to be some kind of law about contemporary American horror getting into furry sex by volume three then suffering a fit of remorse and going all god-bothering and […]

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More Sunsets

Yesterday’s sunset was cloudless. Today’s, well, there were clouds. Who knows what tomorrow’s will be like.

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Various Bits of Bookpimpery

In the mail today: The Rough Guide to Blogging, from (naturally enough), the folks at Rough Guides. I have to admit that the first thing I did when I pulled it out of its package (other than suck at a finger I ripped open on the package’s staples) was to check the index to see […]

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From the “What the Hell?” File

Apparently 36% of Americans now believe our government was involved in 9/11. However, I think a cogent point about this greater-than-average tinfoil brigade comes out in the article: University of Florida law professor Mark Fenster, author of the book “Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture,” said the poll’s findings reflect public anger at […]

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On the Best Artist Hugo Award

Over at The Art Department, Irene Gallo posts Donato Giancola’s really rather sensible proposal to make sure the artists nominated for the Best Artist Hugo in any particular year actually have original artwork that’s made its debut in that year. I’m vaguely surprised that this isn’t how it’s done already; I assumed it was. Donato, […]

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The Forces Of Rationality Triumph, Undoubtedly Temporarily

So, the good news is that the majority of people on the Kansas Board of Education are once again people whose opinions regarding evolution approach the rational. The bad news is that I will lay money on the table betting that within two evolution cycles, anti-evolution nutbags will find their way back onto that Board […]

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Re: Mel Gibson:

Any additional thoughts on today’s rather more extensive apology about the drunken anti-semitic outburst?

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Your Hugo/Campbell Blatheration Thread

Hugo/Campbell voting is now officially closed, and since it was not performed on Diebold machines, I think that we can say that all the votes will be counted in an efficient and truthful manner, untainted by scandal. I promised that after the polls closed that I would open up a thread to let people chat […]

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Back in the Day

In honor of MTV turning 25 today, here’s the very first video the station ever played: We don’t need to kvetch about how MTV doesn’t play videos anymore, now that we have YouTube. In other news, I’m thinking of attending the Hugos in a silver lame suit and a skinny tie, just like the Buggles […]

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My LACon IV Schedule

Holy crap, I’m doing a lot of stuff at the upcoming Worldcon — my schedule is of Strossian proportions. Here’s what they have me doing and when. I’m cutting and pasting from the e-mail: Wed 8/23 4:00 PM, 60-90 minutes. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN CAREER Participants: Robin Wayne Bailey Buzz Dixon Nancy Holder […]

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