Skunked

March 3, 2015

More details about the fusion reactor being developed by Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works, courtesy of Aviation Week. “We would like to get to a prototype in five generations. If we can meet our plan of doing a design-build-test generation every year, that will put us at about five years, and we’ve already shown we can do […]

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To the Moon, Alice!

February 26, 2015

If Paul Allen builds it, it will fly. The world’s largest aircraft, with a wingspan wider than a football field is long.  Longer even than the Hughes Spruce Goose, which is still the largest to date.  

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Eye of Newt, Toe of Frog, Balm of Tiger

February 24, 2015

I am feeling particularly yeasty at the moment, because I’ve actually had a good night’s sleep, followed by a long, peaceful nap. This hasn’t happened lately. Something like two-and-a-half years ago, I woke sleeping on my left side, with my left arm pinned under me.   This resulted in a good deal of left shoulder […]

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How Art Is Made

February 22, 2015

I’m swamped with work and other obligations right now, and telling you about all that process would be boring for all of us, so I thought I’d post a video of someone else’s process.  Check this out, it’s fascinating.

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I Am Back

February 20, 2015

. . . but it took a lot longer than I expected. There were delays flying to Boston on Thursday— I won’t detail them all, but there were lots— and my bag didn’t make it, and when I got to the hotel early in the evening my room wasn’t ready, and I really wanted a shower. […]

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Genius Quest!

February 12, 2015

Taos Toolbox, the master class for science fiction and fantasy, still has a few openings!  The workshop will be taught June 28-July 11, 2015, in Taos Ski Valley, and will be taught by myself, Nancy Kress, and special lecturer Carrie Vaughn. If you want to bring your literary genius to the next level, you need […]

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Dan Is The Man

February 12, 2015

I am pleased, and not a little astounded, to report that Dan Dos Santos, who painted the original cover for Implied Spaces some years ago, has very kindly allowed me to use the painting on my ebook.  For free.  Because he’s an awesomely nice guy. Neither he nor I have the rights to the original cover design, […]

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My Boskone Schedule

February 11, 2015

I’ll be at Boskone this weekend, and I’m scheduled for a whole weekend of events, including panels, a signing, and a kaffeeklatsch. So if you’re in the Greater Boston Area, by all means head to the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, come over, and say hi. Wild Cards: Inside the Series Friday 18:00 – 18:50, Griffin […]

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New Contest

February 10, 2015

I’m at it again!  For free downloads of the audio editions of the three Praxis books, please tell me who is in this photo, and what he’s playing at.

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Reviews Too Late: Fury

February 9, 2015

I’m sitting here doing my taxes, which normally means that I’m diverting myself from the task by watching action films, most of which are sufficiently predictable that they don’t require my full attention. And here was Brad Pitt in Fury, newly available on Xbox for a token sum.  So hey, I downloaded it. Fury is a post-9/11 […]

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