Daily Archives: January 16, 2013

Punting the Start Screen

For those of you curious about every aspect of my technological life, I will note here a slight change to my UI experience of Windows 8, namely that I’ve installed Stardock’s “Start 8” program, which reinstates a Windows 7-like start button and menu to the desktop, and banishes Win8’s Start Screen into an optional little […]

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Sunset, 1/16/13

Straight out of the camera, no Photoshop. And yes, it really did look like this.

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Dear Cory Doctorow: The Masses Have Decided That This is the Face You Shall Have Made Into a 3D Scan

Thus it has been decided, thus must it be! And may God have mercy on your soul.   (Lacking context? Go here.)

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The State of a Genre Title, 2013

Yesterday Redshirts, my most recent novel prior to The Human¬†Division, was made available in trade paperback format, which formally ended its hardcover format era. There are still hardcover editions out there, but Tor isn’t printing any more of them; from here on out its print presence will be in trade paperback. Aside from switching formats, […]

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The Big Idea: Steven Gould

When you build a universe, you set up rules that you have to follow from then on out. But can those rules in themselves add to the drama of the story? Steven Gould returns the universe he created in the best selling (and movie-adapted) Jumper with his new novel¬†Impulse, and tells us how he fought […]

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