Daily Archives: October 27, 2010

Warning: About to Change Themes

Head’s up, folks: I’ve found a new theme I think I like, and I’m going to try installing it. I can’t promise everything won’t blow right up. Also, when I do install it, I will then proceed to fiddle. Do not be surprised if things look a bit hinky afterward. I’ll let you know when […]

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Just Arrived, 10/27/10

What’s come over the transom this week: * Cryoburn, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen): Hey, remember that time when you said to yourself, “Man, I wish I had a new Miles Vorkosigan novel right now?” Turns out Lois McMaster Bujold was listening. As if she had a bug right in your brain. Which I’m sure she […]

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My Filmcritic.com Column is Back Up

For those of you who tried to click on it yesterday after it was taken down for being up early: Now you can click on it and it will be there. Won’t you go visit? I’m writing on what scares me in science fiction film.

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The Big Idea: Aliette de Bodard

On occasion I’ve had someone say to me that writing speculative fiction must be easier than writing straight fiction, because you don’t have to worry about being accurate about facts and settings. Well, that’s of course not true at all — and the amount of research that fantasy and science fiction writers do is often […]

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