Monthly Archives: August 2009
Blatantly Attempting to Pack a Reading. Two, Actually.
Posted on August 5, 2009 16 Comments
Hey, Anticipation attendees: Just to let you know, when I do my fiction reading on Saturday at 10am with Peter Watts and Jon Courtenay Grimwood, I’m bringing an ARC of The God Engines with me to give away. To someone. At the reading. If you want to have a chance to be the one who […]
The Hugos, Blah Blah Blah
Posted on August 5, 2009 36 Comments
Here on the eve of Anticipation, SFSignal is asking folks a few questions about the Hugo Best Novel category in general and this year’s slate in particular, so if you’re interested in seeing what some folks have to say about it, here you go. I don’t find the conclusions particularly controversial, up to and including […]
Dear Mother Nature: Seriously?
Posted on August 4, 2009 44 Comments
Sixty-nine degrees at 3pm on August 4th? Really? It was supposed to get up to 85 today, but, no. Wasn’t to be. Disclosure: it doesn’t really bother me, other than in a vague, existential “I’m supposed to be having summer because I’m in the northern hemisphere” sort of way. I just like pretending to be […]
The Other Stuff
Posted on August 4, 2009 23 Comments
A question about the backstage aspects of the writing life, via e-mail: How much of your time as a writer is spent not writing? As in, all the other things in your professional life that are related to writing and selling your work, but not the actual writing itself. It’s hard to say, either as […]
This Week In Me
Posted on August 3, 2009 13 Comments
Which sounds like a 1970s art-porn film, doesn’t it, but is just really about my posting schedule here this week. And it goes like this: Today and tomorrow will be spent by me getting work completed in the real world so that I have everything wrapped up by the time I head to Anticipation (this […]
The New SFWA.org Site
Posted on August 3, 2009 27 Comments
After living in 1996 for the past fifteen years, the SFWA.org site has jumped impressively into the 21st century with a new design that is functional, useful for members and casual visitors, and also but not trivially, pretty. It’s the most outward example of the revitalization that’s been going on in SFWA for the last […]
Today is National Paint Pottery In Your Own Front Yard Day
Posted on August 2, 2009 36 Comments
I certainly hope you remembered.
Posted on August 1, 2009 4 Comments
For those of you who are fans of the music I put together, or might like to be, because hey, why not, I went in and put audio streaming tabs into the pages for Music For Headphones, my electronica album, and for “Saturn Speaks,” the piece I put together using sounds of that planet taken […]
The Kid Only Wants to Play With the Box
Posted on August 1, 2009 34 Comments
Which is fine, because after all it’s my toy that was inside. On the other hand it’s mildly remarkable that the box my new computer came in also rather handily fits a very tall 10 and a half year old. Or would, if we pretzeled her all up in it. But as you can see […]
Summer? What Summer?
Posted on August 1, 2009 56 Comments
This last July was the second coolest in local history, with an average temperature of 69.5 degrees. Which, is, you know, sick. At least it’s not as cold as the Great Freezination of July 1947, which was so cold that children actually froze in the city swimming pools. Yeah, I’m lying about that. But still, […]
Your Saturday WTF? Music
Posted on August 1, 2009 14 Comments
So wrong. So right. Nicked from Liz Hand here.
Your Saturday Wake-the-Hell Up Music
Posted on August 1, 2009 17 Comments
Because you may need it as I did. Meet the Ting Tings: You’re welcome.
Whatever Everyone Else is Saying