Birthday Twiddle

July 4, 2017

And another happy birthday, this time to the U.S. of A!  I’ll be enjoying the day with friends, eating all-American food, and enjoying patriotic music.  Apropos which, here is John Adams with a timely tune.

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O Canada

July 2, 2017

Happy Canada Day to our friends north of the border! In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canada being itself, I’m pleased to present a rare video of a celebrated Canadian performer jamming with some of her friends. The message is still timely, I’d like to think.

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Deer in the Headlights

July 1, 2017

Taos Toolbox is done.  Over the course of two weeks Nancy and I delivered 18 lectures, read and critiqued 280,000 words of fiction, wrangled three superbly informative guest speakers, and drank lots and lots of coffee. I’m now at home, staring blankly at the walls while listening to a strange, high-pitched ringing in my ears. […]

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Info Dumplings

June 27, 2017

Collected by Nancy Kress, here are a series of quotes from last week’s critiques here at Taos Toolbox. * “I like the info dumplings.” * “I don’t think she could take apart the time machine with a hairpin.” * “The hard-working proletarian hero saves the day over the upper-class creep–what more do you want?” * […]

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Words for Clarion

June 25, 2017

Are you a professional writer?  Are you going to be doing a writing project this summer? Sign up for the Clarion Write-a-Thon.  You’ll write the exact same words you’d write anyway, and you’ll earn money for the Clarion Workshop, the world’s premiere workshop for science fiction and fantasy. Are you an aspiring writer?  You can […]

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Beneath the Sign of the Bear

June 22, 2017

I’ve been spending the week at the 10th Anniversary Taos Toolbox, the workshop for writers of science fiction and fantasy.  Here’s a photo of us beneath the bear, including fellow instructor Nancy Kress and special guest George RR Martin. I realized too late that I should have got a photo of us all lying dead […]

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June 18, 2017

It’s Father’s Day in the States, so I thought I’d offer a brief salute to my dad.  I’ve written about him in more detail elsewhere, but it never hurts to remind myself and the world in general that he was kind, supportive, smart, loving, and did his bit to thrash Hitler. I chose to live […]

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Angel Trees

June 15, 2017

For those of you who prefer your reading matter to be printed on dead trees instead of touch screens, I’ve got a great deal for you! A brand-new trade paperback of my novel Angel Station is now available via Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The book is pleasantly sized at 6×9 inches, with the highly readable text […]

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I Am Writing My Name

June 15, 2017

I am writing my name.  I am writing my name.  I am writing my name.  I am writing my name.  I am writing my name.  I am writing my name.  I am writing my name.  I am writing my name. Over and over again.  Over and over again.  Over and over again.  Over and over […]

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Insufficiently Anonymized

June 14, 2017

Via Chairman Bruce, a brief survey of what the corporate oligarchy knows about me, you, and everyone else. Facebook can recognize your emotions from your keyboard typing patterns.  They can work out your religion, your sexual orientation, and whether you use controlled substances with what they claim is a fair degree of accuracy. And they […]

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