Speaking to Excess

December 9, 2020

    Suddenly there is a lot more of me out in the aether than there was a couple days ago.  Perhaps more of me than you actually want, but if you ration yourself a little, at least I won’t be taking up your whole day. First up, a brief Q&A with Deborah Kalb. Next, […]

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The Sort of Thing That It Is

December 7, 2020

Fleet Elements releases on December 8, which is Wednesday!  Available in both trade paperback and ebook formats, please locate Fleet Elements at your favorite local bookstore (which deserves your support), and also at the Bigs: Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Google Play, Kobo, Apple Books Two long, thoughtful reviews have recently come to my attention, the first in […]

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Not Present

December 5, 2020

I haven’t been present here much, and for the most discouraging of reasons. About four weeks ago, Kathy’s younger sister Alice Emigh went into the hospital with a dreadful illness (not Covid).  Kathy flew East to be with her, but New York got new lockdown rules, and Kathy wasn’t allowed into the hospital to see […]

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Sage Advice

November 19, 2020

Mr Sam Jackson reads us a story we can all get behind.

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New and Better Than Ever!

November 17, 2020

The acknowedleged inspiration for the games Cyberpunk Red and Cyberpunk 2077, my novel Hardwired has been re-released in its Thirtieth Anniversary Edition.  My most popular SF novel now has new content, essays about the novel’s origins, another essay about the bizarre first German edition, plus a spiffier cover. The subtitle is a little misleading, since it’s actually […]

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Record Numbers

November 13, 2020

So New Mexico today posted another record number of Covid cases.  Most days we post a new record number. Our lowest numbers were in early September.  Since then, daily reported cases have risen by a factor of 45.  That’s 45 TIMES THE NUMBER WE HAD JUST TWO MONTHS AGO. The hospitals are at full capacity. […]

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Diwali was Early

November 8, 2020

Next Saturday is the beginning of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights that symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.” I think Diwali came a week early this year.  

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Two Bulletins

November 1, 2020

Two bit of good news arrived on the same day!  First, a review of Fleet Elements from Booklist. Fleet Elements. By Walter Jon Williams Dec. 2020. 512p. Harper Voyager, paper, $16.99 (9780062467041); e-book (9780062467065) This follow-up to The Accidental War (2018) fulfills the promise of the first book, which seemed to be more about opera than space, […]

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Last Few Hours

October 30, 2020

The $2.99 sale on the ebooks of Conventions of War and The Accidental War will end when October dies, so if you haven’t got copies by now, you should hasten to wherever the ebooks are sold and download yourself a copy or two.

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World Fantasy

October 29, 2020

Another weekend, another virtual convention.  This weekend is the World Fantasy Convention, which would be held in Salt Lake City if there weren’t a pandemic, but which will now be held online. Here’s my schedule: Norse and Germanic Fantasy: The Northern Thing Date and Time: Friday Oct 30, 6:00 p.m. Panelists: Ann Chamberlin, Jessica Day George, […]

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