Monthly Archives: June 2013
And with this picture, I am caught up on the books and ARCs that came in while I was on tour (plus there are some here that have arrived since). How nice to be current! Anything here you wish to own/read/devour/make part of your worldview? Tell us all in the comments.
How “big” does science need to be to be important science? Jim Ottaviani ponders this as he explains the story of Primates, his latest science-related graphic novel. JIM OTTAVIANI: Big science. I’ve always been a big fan. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) The Large Hadron Collider, the Human Genome Project, the Very Large Array, the Laser Interferometer […]
Given all the Apple-related stuff going on at the moment, today is an ironic day to note that through the thoughtful gift of a friend, I came into possession of a Nexus 10 tablet, and that it turns out I like it quite a bit. One, it’s got a hell of a screen resolution (something […]
Still catching up on books and ARCs that came in when I was on tour (and some that have come in since). I’ll note for the record, however, that I actually bought Scatter, Adapt and Remember because Annalee Newitz is a pal and also it looks really good even if it uses the Oxford comma […]
Clarion, the workshop for aspiring science fiction and fantasy writers, is in the middle of soliciting writers to participate in its annual Write-a-Thon fundraiser. Could one of those writers be you? Yes it could! Could you also pledge to support a writer participating in the Write-a-Thon? Yes you can! Will you be supporting an excellent […]
Others have already tweeted this, so just to confirm … I am told by family friends that Iain Banks died this morning. RIP. — Charles Stross (@cstross) June 9, 2013 I wrote about him when he announced he had terminal cancer; what I wrote there about his work still stands, of course. A sad […]
You know, the one I was in, along with Jason Finn, Bobak Ferdowsi and of course Wil Wheaton. Let the chuckleations immencify!
Uh, mostly not, because apparently I was the only person in the US who assumed the government was already doing something very much like this? Because it was doing it under Bush, and if Obama had gotten around to stopping doing it, his administration would have made a big deal about it, no? And since […]
Continuing my efforts to catch up on the books that have come in while I was on tour (and since), here’s the second edition of what books/ARCs have come in recently. At least one more is coming! But in the meantime, let me know if there’s something here that catches your fancy. I’m sure something […]
Because I gotta tell ya, the ones that are posting here are letting me down. Consider this latest comment, expunged from its original place in a comment here but presented for your delight, from “ManCaveThrust”: This place is horseshit. Anyone who tells the TRUTH about alpha game or feminism suddenly becomes a prime target for […]
Author Bradley P. Beaulieu wraps up his “Lays of Anuskaya” fantasy trilogy with novel The Flames of Shadam Khoreh, and on the occasion of its release, he’s moved to look back on the entire trilogy and think on what it means to him, and how it relates to our own real world. BRADLEY P. BEAULIEU: […]
Books and ARCs came into the house even while I was away on tour, and now I’m catching up on some of what’s come in, for your perusal and delight. Here’s the first stack, with another two or three to come in the next couple of days. Anything here catch your eye? Share in the […]
I don’t have it listed on my tour schedule, on account that it’s not open to the general public, but: If you happen to be going to the American Library Association conference in Chicago at the end of June, I will be there and will be doing a ton of events. Seriously, I’m all over […]
Lexington is full of sepia today. It might be a serious condition. It should get that checked into. In other news, hello, I am in Kentucky. Hope to see some of you tonight at seven at Joseph-Beth Booksellers here in Lexington. Dress in modern attire if you wish!
I meant to do so many things already! But now I have to drive to Lexington. So whilst I drive and do other non-being-on-the-Web site things, a question to keep you busy: Tell me your favorite piece of media when you were twelve. That could be a TV show, pop song or video, video game, […]
Yes, this is very much like the notice I gave yesterday, except that it’s an entirely different location in an entirely different state! Be that as it may, Lexingtonians, I will be in your fair city! And I will read to you! And answer questions! And sign books! And stuff! Especially stuff. Because I know […]
Lauren Beukes’ latest novel, The Shining Girls, is hot. How hot? So hot that even before US publication, it was snapped up by Leo DiCaprio’s production company to be made into a television series. Why is it so hot? Because Beukes is one of the best writers of speculative fiction working today, and The Shining […]
While I was out on tour my daughter’s non-smart phone imploded, coincidentally right around the time she was eligible for an upgrade. We got her an iPhone, on the thinking it would actually be useful to her now. It is, although not as a phone; I don’t think I’ve actually seen her talk on it […]