Monthly Archives: April 2011
Now that it’s a work day in April that’s not April Fool’s Day, I can tell you things without being immediately doubted. So today I will remind you about my appearances over the next couple of months. April 14-15: Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Austin, Texas: Are you a librarian in Texas? And going to […]
Namely, whether they will turn out to be a gold mine for content scammers in the short run, poisoning the well for actual authors of any sort in the long run. Jim Macdonald covers it all, with relevant links, over at Making Light, and rather than duplicate efforts, I’ll just commend that link to you […]
Baseball analyst Bill James asks over at Slate: Why is America better at producing athletes than writers? His argument is that as a society the United States does a much better job of identifying and encouraging athletic talent than it does, say, writing talent; as an opening argument in this he notes: The population of […]
I’ve got people saying, “Hey, now that it’s April 2nd, are you going to tell us whether that announcement yesterday was an April Fool’s joke or not?” Well, my answer is — let’s have a poll about it, shall we? I’m very interested in the poll results, I must say.
Over at Clarkesworld magazine, I’m interviewed by Jeremy L.C. Jones about Fuzzy Nation, H. Beam Piper, writing and a number of other topics. Jones also has nice things to say about Fuzzy: Fuzzy Nation is an example of what happens when an established writer takes creative risks—and has a lot of fun doing it. The […]
This is something I’ve been sitting on for a while now, but now I can tell you about it: Today Tor announced a fantasy trilogy of books with my name on them. The entire fantasy series is entitled The Shadow War of the Night Dragons, of which the first book is called The Dead City. […]
No, sir! She does not approve! Read it to find out why.