Daily Archives: June 29, 2011

My Daughter, Professional Photographer

For the September issue of Writer’s Digest, the magazine is including me as part of its “The Big 10” feature, in which authors in ten different publishing genres talk about writing and publishing in their genre (I am, no surprise, slotted into the science fiction and fantasy category). The feature is interesting and I recommend […]

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Mastering One’s Own Domain, and No, This is Not a Seinfeld Reference

I was asked by an aspiring writer whether at this point it’s still worth it as a writer to own one’s own domain, i.e., in the age of everyone being on Facebook, setting up one’s online shingle elsewhere is like opening a business on a dusty street a mile away from Main Street. My thought […]

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The Curious Case of the Self Aware Cars

Over at FilmCritic.com, I take on what is perhaps the most important question of our age: Do the Cars films, filled as they are with talking, self-aware cars, count as science fiction or fantasy — or something else entirely? As it happens, in this case, initial conditions count. Come explore my conclusions and offer your […]

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