Tonight’s Sky

by wjw on January 19, 2018

Wandering with my camera about sunset, I snapped these photos, and then dashed indoors because it was freezing.

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Continuing to Speak in Print

by wjw on January 17, 2018

I am interviewed by Jane Lindskold, mostly about Quillifer.

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Signage

by wjw on January 15, 2018

My signing at the Jean Cocteau went well, and I was gratified by the number of people who turned up, the more so considering that I was in competition with Albuquerque Comic-Con.

After signing books for those in attendance, I signed the remaining stock, which means that if you want some signed Walter Jon Williams books, all you have to do is click right here.

I also signed a lot of Wild Cards books, for which look at this page and subsequent pages.

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For Aliens Only

by wjw on January 12, 2018

taos-logosmallBig news, my compeers!  George RR Martin is now offering the TERRAN PRIZE of free tuition to Taos Toolbox, the master class for writing science fiction and fantasy.  From his press release:

“When astronauts look down on Earth from orbit, they don’t see borders, national boundaries, or linguistic groups; they see one world, a gorgeous blue globe spinning in space, streaked with clouds.   I don’t know if humanity will ever reach the stars (though I hope we will), but if we do, it won’t be Americans who get there.   It won’t be the Chinese or the Russians or the British or the French or the Brazilians or the Kiwis or the South Africans or Indians or the folk of any other nation either.  It will be humanity; in the language of the SF of my youth, it will be Terrans or Earthlings or Earthmen.  The future belongs to all the peoples of the world.

“With that in mind, I want to announce that I am sponsoring a new scholarship, to bring an aspiring SF writer from a non-English-speaking country to the Taos Toolbox, the graduate level writing workshop that Walter Jon Williams and Nancy Kress run every summer in the mountains of northern New Mexico.  The TERRAN AWARD, as I am calling it, will be given annually, and will cover all tuition and fees  to the Toolbox (but not meals or travel).   Applicants will need to speak and write in English, but must be from from a country where English is not the primary language.   WJW and the Toolbox staff will select the winner.”

So if you’re from foreign parts and want to write, you might just want to check this out.

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I Am Me Right In Front Of You

by wjw on January 12, 2018

Quillifer_comp_medThis coming Sunday, January 14, I’ll be at the Jean Cocteau Theater in Santa Fe for a 3pm talk and signing.  George RR Martin will be conducting the interview.

Albuquerque Comic Con will be going on at the same time, so I expect the crowd might be a little thin.

Feel free to show up and confound my expectations!

 

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Table Manners of the Stars

January 12, 2018

In my novel Implies Spaces, I referred to a particularly catastrophic cosmic event as the “big belch.”  Now the Hubble and Chandra space telescopes have viewed a “double burp” from a black hole in a galaxy known by the stirring name SDSS J1354+1327. The Mighty Williams Prediction Machine rolls on! Hubble was able to show them that […]

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Nazis for New Year

January 9, 2018

If you use social media, you’ve met neo-Nazis and their allies.  They’re everywhere, and they’re about as charming as you’d expect.  And if you haven’t met them personally, you’ve probably met one of their avatars. The con goes like this: The impersonator lifts an online photo of a Jew, Muslim, African-American or other minority — […]

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Big Moon

January 1, 2018

Another holiday, another trip to the Bernardo bird refuge.  Which this time included another big ol’ full moon rising just after sunset. Gotta say, I remain impressed by that 50-to-1 zoom and what it can do.

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Straight Up

December 30, 2017

I amazed myself by taking this photo on Christmas afternoon, while the moon was more or less directly overhead.  I hadn’t imagined the 50-to-1 optical zoom on my Canon was going to be this good, or that the software would be able to stop the image jittering.    I hadn’t even brought a tripod with […]

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Cranes

December 26, 2017

People have asked me my plans for the holiday, and I’m pleased to report that I don’t have any. Honestly, after all the travel and work and running around I’ve done all 2017, the idea of spending a couple days at home, staying warm, eating prime rib, and opening presents, was very, very attractive. But […]

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