Daily Archives: November 3, 2011

Boom Chika Bow Bow

As apparently no one will rest until I comment on this review, in which the writer opines that “A literary novelist writing a genre novel is like an intellectual dating a porn star,” and then things get sillier from there: 1. This is a fine example of the failure mode of clever; 2. Charlie Jane […]

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Two Thanksgiving Advent Calendar Notes

They are: 1. I’m now putting a tag on each entry and collecting them in their own area, which you may find here. Also, there’s a link in the “Whatever Select Blend” widget in the sidebar. This will make it easier for you folks to play along at home. 2. I’ve had a few people […]

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The Thanksgiving Advent Calendar, Day Three: Luck

I’m a lucky bastard, and sometimes it annoys me when people don’t acknowledge that fact. In most cases they mean well, because most discussions of luck around me come up in the context of my fiction career, when I note that I got lucky when Old Man’s War, my first published novel, was not only […]

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The Big Idea: Richard Kadrey

Richard Kadrey’s “Sandman Slim” series is one of my favorite sets of fantasy books from the last few years, so it’s a pleasure to bring Kadrey back to the Big Idea to talk about its latest installment, Aloha From Hell. This time around, and with a nod to his series’ main character, Kadrey’s here to […]

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