Monthly Archives: July 2011

Introducing the League of Jaunty Hats

Surely you did not believe that I was the only one at Clarion with a jaunty hat, did you? As you can see, any such assumption would be wildly, wildly false. And off we go, to fight literary crimes, with me as the Professor X, as it were, of this motley crew of pensters. Oh, […]

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Reminder: Appearance Tonight, 7pm, at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

That’s right! I will manifest, as if by magic, at the Mysterious Galaxy bookstore in San Diego. Once there, I will read from my upcoming novel, answer questions, sign books and battle evil mecha-droids intent on destroying this fair city. I know! Busy day, right? Well, it’ll be fun no matter what. So if you […]

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In Which I Become Transformery

Over at FilmCritic.com this week, I’m asked what it means that Transformers: The Dark of the Moon is now a huge hit. My answer is not, “well, even stupid people want to go to the movies,” which may surprise some of you. Instead, I look at what it means for the domestic and international box […]

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Small Procedural Note re: Big Idea Stuff

Which is: if you’re an author currently waiting to hear from me regarding scheduling of future Big Ideas, you’ll hear from me next week, because this week I’m busy doing Clarion things. So don’t panic if you’ve not heard back from me. You’re in the same boat as everyone else. Thanks.

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The Big Idea: Steven Gould

What do the adventures of a young man in a classic of 19th century colonial literature have to do with the adventures of another, entirely different person in the fictional American Southwest of the mid-21st century? If you ask Steven Gould, he’ll say: quite a bit, actually. Steve’s here to explain why, and how it […]

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Wait. It’s July 4th?

As an indication of how deeply my brain is in Clarion mode at the moment, I woke up early today to send off a bunch of business-related e-mails to people so they would be out to them to respond to before I went off to do today’s teaching, and got through all of the e-mails […]

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My Jaunty Hat

Apparently a number of you were passionately interested in what kind of hat I purchased yesterday, so here you go: My new hat. It’s all white and summery, which I think well suits the location and season, and also the fact of the matter is I’m kind of sick of buying baseball caps, of which […]

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Your Hugo Voting Reminder for July 1, 2011

Well more than one: 1. Hey, folks, remember that you have only until the end of the month (that’s July in case you’re still mentally in the June time zone) to vote for the Hugo Awards, which will be given out this August at Renovation, this year’s Worldcon. 2. Remember also that you can catch […]

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Clarion, San Diego Appearance, Whatever

A head’s up for folks about the next week: One, next week I’ll be teaching at Clarion and thus may not be as updaterific here as I usually am on account of being busy gleefully crushing the tender souls of neophyte writers BWA HA HA HAH HA humbly being the instrument of instruction for the […]

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