Daily Archives: July 12, 2009

Fiction and Non

Marissa Lingen writes up her experience of writing fiction and writing non-fiction, and how the two are different (and, also and importantly, how the two are alike). It’s an interesting read and you should check it out. For me, the major difference between my writing fiction and writing non-fiction is that with non-fiction I generally […]

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Helping Someone Helping Someone Else

A note from agent Colleen Lindsay: A good pal of mine, writer Aaron Allston, is bouncing back after having had a massive heart attack while on book tour; he had to have an emergency quadruple bypass and now he’s face with staggering medical bills. The Fandom Society of Texas has started a non-profit to collect […]

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Oh, Dick

What? Dick Cheney allegedly ordered the CIA to lie to Congress about some stuff it was doing? Who could have imagined? I mean, Dick Cheney always struck me as the open and communicative type, personally. I have a general theory regarding Cheney, which is that a fundamental psychological trait of his is that he’s a […]

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Your Sunday Musical Obscurity

From 1990 or so, the Scottish band Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie, with their not-precisely-a-hit “Blacker Than Black”: I always enjoyed this tune, mostly because any song that starts “Death is a pony that’s waiting for me/His name is Luigi, he’s tied to a black tree” has got to be performed by the truly commited. Incidentally, some […]

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