Monthly Archives: December 2009
Hey there, folks. Most of you know that my fiction is represented by the Ethan Ellenberg Agency, and has been since I’ve been selling fiction. To say that I’m happy with the work Ethan and his team do for me is understating the case — they’ve been both aggressive and savvy in getting my work […]
Nerd musicians and all around sexy-sexy men Paul and Storm are celebrating the 2009 holidays the only way they know how: By writing Chirstmas songs in the manner of other nerd-beloved musicians. Thus: It Might Be Xmas: This season, we’re once again giving the gift of approximately-rendered stylings of our musical heroes. Every Monday, Wednesday […]
Stargate: Universe has been renewed for a second season. This is not unexpected news, to be sure; the series has done well in the ratings department, here in the domestic market and internationally. But it’s always nice to have the deed done. At the link above there’s also some discussion about what viewers can expect […]
And Because They’ve Been Patient and Haven’t Threatened to Burn Down the House Because I Haven’t Put One of These Up Lately
Here’s Ghlaghghee, passionately interested in something on the other side of the window. Probably a bird. Or a truck with an open flatbed filled with raw tuna. I don’t really suppose there are other options that make sense.
Some things and stuff: * For those of you keeping up with the Peter Watts border thing, David Nickle has some additional information, plus how to contribute to Peter’s legal fund even if you don’t cotton to the whole “send money electronically” thing. The Toronto Star, incidentally, has the most complete story on the incident […]
Realms of Fantasy magazine has a revamped Web site up and at those new and improved digs is also offering folks a free pdf version of its February issue, as a way of getting you to try it, perchance to get a subscription or suchlike. I’ll note (because it’s all about me me me) that […]
Peter Watts, the Hugo-nominated author of Blindsight, is in an interesting (and by “interesting” I mean “bad”) predicament thanks to an incident at the US/Canada border, and may need some help. Here are the details, from Watts’ friend, writer David Nickle: Hugo-award-nominated science fiction author Dr. Peter Watts is in serious legal trouble after he […]
Someone just opened a profile for me on AmIAnnoying.com. You can go vote if you want. I did. I voted “yes.” Because, damn. Sometimes, if I didn’t have to live with me every day, I’d just slap the crap out of myself. The only thing I object to is the person submitting me has me […]
Over at File 770 Vincent Docherty, Hugo Award Administrator for AussieCon 4, discusses in some detail as to whether blogs and Website are eligible for consideration in the Best Fanzine and Best Semiprozine categories (if they meet the general criteria of either category). The short answer appears to be yes, although I really do suggest […]
Which is why we ended up not eating this particular watermelon after we sliced it open. It also smelled a bit off, which added confirmation to our decision, but, really: Creepy animal flesh-looking watermelon was a “do not consume” item as soon as we cut it open. We all feel good about this decision.
Posted on December 10, 2009
Over at AMC this week, I look at the top 20 highest-grossing science fiction films of the decade to see what they might have in common. The title suggests what I may have found, and what I suggest based on the data might be the most successful science fiction film ever, if they ever made […]
You know that thing where your kid sings “Jingle BELLS, Jingle BELLS, Jingle BELLS, Jingle BELLS, Jingle BELLS, Jingle BELLS, Jingle BELLS, Jingle BELLS,” in an overexuberant yet tuneless manner for six hours straight? Yes, well, in the future it will seem more adorable in retrospect than it is right at the moment. So at […]
Subterranean Press zipped over to me a couple of early copies of the “Judge Sn Goes Golfing” chapbook so I could pet them and love them and rub my scent all over them (okay, that last bit was more than you needed to know), and I have to say I am delighted with how they’ve […]
And it was going before I got up the stairs to upload the pictures. Meanwhile, 30 mile an hour wind gusts and other various delights. But no snow! So that’s something. I may not have to eat one of the pets after all. Unless one of them annoys me.
Col. Van Barfoot, 90-year-old Medal of Honor winner, gets to keep his flagpole after all. It’s a Christmas miracle, it is!
No, it’s not an iPhone. AT&T’s coverage where I live sucks. It’s an iPod touch. Why did I buy it? 1. It was time to get an eBook reader of some sort or another, and this can handle all the major formats and retailers; 2. Athena likes playing handheld games, and this I figure this […]
The discussion of speculative fiction writers, their markets and what the latter should be paying the former is now getting around in the SF/F geekosphere, which I think is all to the good; it’s one of those things we should talk about and often don’t, so I’m glad to have helped instigate the recent round. […]