Monthly Archives: July 2009

The Spookiest Sunset of 2009

Oh, yes. It will be a pleasant night tonight. That’s it, I’m taking the shotgun to bed. Just to be safe.

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Bwuh?

Honestly, I don’t know what to make of Sarah Palin any more, except I continue to be glad she never actually came within a heartbeat of the presidency. But maybe one of you can explain the whole “eh, I don’t wanna be governor any more” thing to me. Because, really. Got me, man. Anyone from […]

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And Yes, In Fact, While We’re On the Subject of “The Big Three”

Dear Asimov’s, Analog, and F&SF: Please be aware that here in 2009, you look absolutely foolish for not accepting electronic submissions. We are a decade into the 21st century now. You really have had more than enough time to accept the fact that almost all correspondence and transmission of documents has become an electronic affair, […]

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Dear Writers: For God’s Sake, Don’t Assume You’ll Get Paid

An interesting and frankly alarming thing in the comment thread of the last post. I noted in the last post that a major issue I saw with the proposed F&SF online writing workshop, which offers the chance that work in the workshop could get published in the magazine, is that there was no indication that […]

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F&SF’s Writing Workshop

I’ve been asked what my opinion is about the fact that Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine will soon be offering an online workshop. It’s an workshop which offers an interesting twist: for a currently unspecified amount of cash, aspiring writers can workshop with noted SF editor Gardner Dozois — who, if he takes a shine […]

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Wow, the Day Sure Got Away From Me

So here’s my favorite Talking Heads song by way of apology. How was your day?

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There Was Supposed to Be an Earth-Shattering Ka-Boom!

This week’s AMC column rates science fiction movies by their explosions. Because it will soon be July 4th. When things explode. And so on. You can nominate your own favorite explody science fiction films in the comments over there. And also so on.

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What? Canada Day Again?

Hey, Canada! Happy birthday! Thanks for putting up with us for another year, man. You’re the best. To mark the occasion, here’s Canada’s own Daniel Lanois. Enjoy.

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This Just In

Today’s Date: July 1. Expected high temperature today where I live: 68. This is a weird summer.

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