Monthly Archives: July 2008
Summer Vacation Schedule is Officially On
Posted on July 19, 2008 24 Comments
I noted earlier that I’d probably posting substantially less in the month of August, due to travel and promotional committments relating to Zoe’s Tale. Well, I’ve looked at my schedule, my writing deadlines, and my general lullishness regarding posting here at the moment, and I’ve decided that it wouldn’t hurt to actually start my “summer […]
Fiddle Fiddle Fiddle
Posted on July 19, 2008 13 Comments
I’m going to be playing with the WordPress theme around here today. Don’t panic if things look freaky for a while.
Athena Versus Chicago Deep Dish Pizza!
Posted on July 18, 2008 50 Comments
Who is winning? That’s for you to decide. From our trip to Chicago, obviously.
Electronic Editions, or, I Can’t Believe I’ve Not Put This Up Already
Posted on July 17, 2008 49 Comments
Because at this point I’m getting a couple of e-mails a day on the matter and need something to direct people to: Yes, I have eBooks available: Old Man’s War, Ghost Brigades, The Android’s Dream and Zoe’s Tale are available on Amazon Kindle, and Old Man’s War and Zoe’s Tale are available in other formats […]
Doing Other People’s Publicity For Them
Posted on July 17, 2008 33 Comments
Maybe this is just me being a little oversensitive to word use, but recently I’m seeing a lot of e-mails and some comments where people are pointing me at something and saying that I should give that thing “some publicity.” It’s starting to annoy the crap out of me, possibly because I think there’s a […]
Can’t Play; Must Work
Posted on July 17, 2008 36 Comments
But here’s some Luscious Jackson to keep you company. Did I mention I have a crush on Gabby Glaser? Apparently I have a fetish for female bassists. I don’t imagine this is incredibly uncommon.
Giving Ridley Scott His Due
Posted on July 17, 2008
Over on AMC today, I talk about how Ridley Scott, director a Best Picture (Gladiator) and recipient of three Best Director Oscar nominations (not to mention director of Alien and Blade Runner), is getting to the point where one of those honorary Academy Awards ought to be coming his way sometime in the next few […]
The Book Haul, 7/16/08
Posted on July 16, 2008 83 Comments
I thought I’d try something a little different. Let me know what you think.
Various and Sundry, 7/16/08
Posted on July 16, 2008 42 Comments
Some quick catch-uppery on various things regarding me and everything else: * For only having been away for a couple of days, I sure got a hell of a lot of mail, although I suspect some of that mail was stuff I let slip before I headed off to Chicago. If you sent me mail […]
Posted on July 15, 2008 16 Comments
I’m upgrading from WordPress 2.5 to WordPress 2.6 tonight. If you can’t get in, that’s why. Yes, I recognize that if you can’t get in, you won’t read this. But this is actually for the RSS feed people. The people who actually come to visit my site will see the “down for maintenance” splash page. […]
Athena’s First Concert Tee
Posted on July 15, 2008 47 Comments
Because you never forget your first. Yaz, incidentally, were spectacularly good. I’ll write more about that later. In the meantime, I just got home and I’m tired (five hours of driving with a bored nine-year-old in the backseat will do that to you). So off to reconnect with spouse and then possibly a nap. Be […]
Greetings From Chicago
Posted on July 14, 2008 17 Comments
We’re just hanging out. That’s all you get for today. I’m still away.
(oh, okay, just one more thing)
Posted on July 11, 2008 12 Comments
Damn it, I knew this would happen once I told you all I was going away: I would find something I would want to link you all to. I’m a loser. Sue me. But on the other hand, this is too cool to hold off on: A nice, big, chunky review of Zoe’s Tale in […]
Gone Til Tuesday
Posted on July 11, 2008 16 Comments
Because I’m heading to Chicago on Sunday, which means between now and then I have to finish too much stuff, and then from Sunday to Tuesday I’m going to be spending quality time with Athena in Chicago, and that’s going to be more important and fun than hanging around here. Sorry. Try not to take […]
Don’t Worry, It’s Just a Mental Recession, You Whiner
Posted on July 11, 2008 56 Comments
Dow Jones below 11,000 for the first time in two years. Have a nice weekend!
Various and Sundry, 7/11/08
Posted on July 11, 2008 47 Comments
Some things for you to think and/or act on: * So, there’s this “literary agent” out there, named Barbara Bauer, who got angry when people pointed out that as an agent she was very bad, and decided to sue everyone who she thought was being mean to her. To my mind, the chances of her […]
The Big Idea: Marie Brennan
Posted on July 11, 2008 8 Comments
Holy crap, I nearly got through the whole week without posting a Big Idea piece. And, well, that’s just wrong. So, let me correct this by introducing you to Marie Brennan, whose Midnight Never Come is chock-full of Elizabethan-era faerie goodness (“Stunningly conceived and exquisitely achieved” — Publishers Weekly, in a starred review), and which […]
And They Called it Kitty Love
Posted on July 10, 2008 26 Comments
Awwwww. Their publicists maintain Ghlaghghee and Zeus are “just good friends.” Possibly because at this point neither of them possess the plumbing to be anything else. Yes, that would put a damper on things, wouldn’t it.
I Coin This Word in the Name of Humanity, Part II: Puckerguard
Posted on July 10, 2008 23 Comments
Just checked with Google to see if the word exists out there, and it doesn’t, so today’s new word: Puckerguard. Definition: Well, think about what part of your body puckers. Now think about what guards it. There you go. Update: Some folks feel that the word works better in plural form (“puckerguards”). I think there’s […]
From the “People This Lacking in Self-Awareness Really Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Speak in Public Ever Again” Files
Posted on July 10, 2008 80 Comments
The following heart-stoppingly clueless comment, from this CNN article on Barack Obama: With Clinton’s debt yet to be paid off, some of her supporters are balking at the idea of donating to Obama — especially if he does not choose her to be his running mate. “I certainly know there are lots of people who […]
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