Daily Archives: October 3, 2007

In Other Science Fiction Convention News…

… I’ve been offered, and have accepted, the writer Guest of Honor slot at LOSCON 35, which will take place November 28 -30, 2008, at the LAX Marriott in Los Angeles, California. I took the slot after I was assured that I would have my own In-n-Out caddy, who will ply me with Double-Doubles, grilled […]

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Ha!

You really need to go see the Web site for ArmadilloCon 30, at which I am the Guest of Honor. You’ll understand why when you get there. I am deeply amused.

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Death Comes to Funky Winkerbean

And yes, I’m aware that sounds like an amusing punchline, but actually it’s been quite moving — or as moving as something in comic strips can be — as the character of Lisa dies after a long struggle against cancer (this impetus for this topic being “Winkerbean”cartoonist Tom Batiuk’s own cancer fight). Above is the […]

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Stross, Westerfeld and Priest: It’s a Good Week (Plus a Pimping Thread)

For book lovers, this is one of those weeks where you hope you’ve saved your pennies, because there’s too many good books debuting this week. Here’s three I want to bring to your attention right now. First, there’s Halting State by Charles Stross, which is just your typical black comedy heist caper taking place in […]

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