Daily Archives: June 3, 2010

The Enduring Power of Bacon Cat

Via Lissa Angeline, I discover this very amusing inside joke from the ThinkGeek printed catalog, in their ad copy for Baconnaise: If for some inexplicable reason you have no idea why this is so funny, go here. I would like to state for the record that as much as I like and admire the fine […]

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Wheaton/Scalzi Contest Addendum Entry Post Thing

Thought I’d go ahead and post a follow-up here to address some comments/questions I’ve gotten about our little contest: * One question I’ve gotten is whether the contest is open only to folks who have previously written fan fiction and/or consider themselves fanfic writers. The answer is no, it’s open to everyone. Implicitly, we’re focusing […]

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Good Luck, Paul Cornell And Pulse!

The pilot for my friend Paul Cornell’s television show Pulse goes up tonight on BBC 3 at 9pm (in the UK), and so if you happen to be in a place where you can see BBC 3, do him (and yourself!) a favor and catch it. I happen to have seen this particular episode (a […]

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The Big Idea: Ryk E. Spoor

As a genre, science fiction is often lauded for its “sense of wonder” — or as many of its practitioners prefer to spell it, “sensawunda” — but like any aspect of writing, this element doesn’t just show up on the pages of a book; the author has to work to put it there. Ryk E. […]

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