Mary Robinette Kowal Category

One of the most terrifying things you will see on the internet today

Two words: “Sexy Elmo” This brings a whole new meaning to “Tickle me Elmo…”

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Thought experiment: How do you react when you witness bigotry?

ABC’s show “What Would You Do” staged an experiment. They had an actor dressed as a Muslim woman enter a convenience store and had the clerk, another actor, refuse to serve her. Then they talked to the customers in the store. My hat is off to the gentleman close to the end.  While I’d like to think […]

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Kermit goes to the Smithsonian. Plus bacon.

Home! For nine whole days! While in the midst of catching up on things, I ran across this article about the original Kermit the Frog. The Henson family has just donated him and several of the other characters from “Sam and Friends” to the Smithsonian. I’ve seen video clips of the first Kermit but never […]

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Book tours are like time travel

I have decided that book tours are a lot like time travel. Let me explain.  I left Portland last week and the weather was cool and springlike. I arrived in NYC which was firmly in the grips of hot, sticky summer. I am now in San Francisco which is autumnal. Oh sure, there are flowers […]

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Reading tonight in NYC

I would probably be remiss to point out that I’ll be reading at the KGB Fantastic Fiction Series in NYC tonight with the wonderful Laura Anne Gilman. 7pm KGB Bar on 85th East 4th Street, Please come! Did I mention that I’m bringing puppets?

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Dormouse, Dormice

Strangest factoid learned today: Elizabethans induced sleep with Dormouse fat. Discuss.

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Oh, peaches! Oh, woe!

Let me talk to you about peaches. See, I grew up in North Carolina and every summer we’d drive to TN to visit my grandmothers with occasional visits to Georgia.  In the summer, the peaches were cheap and splendid. You’d buy them by the side of the road where they’d just come off the tree […]

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Choices, choices…

Marlowe expresses my feelings thoroughly.

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At NASFIC

I was heading out for NASFIC last night  — and by last night I mean 12:50 am today — and discovered Harriet plotting her escape. Her camouflage does not work as well in this context as she apparently thinks it does. Meanwhile, allow me to supply you with the other Whatever tradition, which I’m sure you have […]

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Shadowlight Productions with some kick-ass puppetry

Yesterday I mentioned Shadowlight puppet theater out of San Fransisco.   Well, here’s one of their behind-the-scenes videos which shows just some of the amazing things that they can make happen with shadow and light What’s particularly cool is the way they use three light sources, which allows for instant scene changes as well as […]

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Admitting one’s problem is the first step…

Let me go ahead and acknowledge something. My debut novel comes out tomorrow and my head is just a tiny bit preoccupied with that.  Juuuuuuust a little. Slightly distracted. Which you may translate to mean: Completely overwhelmed. Despite the fact that I plan to talk about other things, like puppets, food, science fiction, or other […]

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To comfort you in your time of need…

I know you are traumatized because Scalzi is away, so here, have a kitty. That’s Harriet, by the way, one of our two wee beasties.

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