May 6, 2022

Another photo of Kathy’s grandmother Estelle, this time ready for a drag act at New York’s Hippodrome. “Male impersonation, complete in every detail!” as the emcee might have said.

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Totally True

May 4, 2022

Here we have a history of Finland’s totally genuine fake hero, St. Urho. Who was born in a Minnesota town called Virginia. This is true fake history. You should know this.

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Mermaid in the Family

May 2, 2022

We have Mom’s Day this coming Sunday. I don’t know if there’s a Grandma’s Day anywhere in the calendar, but after looking through some of Kathy’s old family photos the other day, I thought this might be an opportune time to celebrate her grandmother Estelle Fenn, who sometimes used the stage name Estelle Dupres. She […]

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Running Wild

April 27, 2022

Marvel will be presenting a graphic novel adaptation of the Wild Cards books by writer Paul Cornell and artist Mike Hawthorne. The narrative will start in 1947, just like the first of the books, and carry on through history. The first volume will adapt stories by Roger Zelazny, George R.R. Martin, and Howard Waldrop. I […]

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Save Yourself Some Bucks

April 19, 2022

From April 20 to April 22, Barnes & Noble will be discounting preordered books by 25%. Guess who’s got a book available for preorder?

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April 19, 2022

James Davis Nicoll has made a favorable mention of Metropolitan in his article “5 Sympathetic Science Fiction Bureaucrats.” My ambitious button-pushing heroine Aiah has finally got a bit of respect. The article mentions only five bureaucrats, but the comments offer many more. It seems that SF might be more sympathetic to bureaucracy than you […]

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New Views

April 17, 2022

Very pleased with my new canvases, cover art by Elizabeth Leggett. Now to find space on my already-crowded walls.

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April 10, 2022

You’ve probably seen this by now, but if that’s the case, now you can see it again. Stephen Colbert, who has praised Lord of the Rings to the skies for decades now, celebrates the 20th anniversary of the film’s release by breaking into song— or anyway rap. He’s aided by a surpassing pack of guest […]

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The Schedule of Me

April 7, 2022

I am in Portales. The Jack Williamson Lectureship has already started, with Connie Willis interviewing me, and will continue tomorrow, with five hours of programming featuring, well, me. You can watch live over Youtube. Here are the links. The schedule is as follows. Remember that we’re in Mountain Daylight Time. Friday, April 8th:   10:00 am: […]

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April 3, 2022

The world’s only Gothic Western science fiction police procedural will shortly have new cover art, courtesy of the fantastic Elizabeth Leggett. Days of Atonement has a long, sad history with cover art, starting with the atrocity on the original hardback, then graduating to my own poor attempts to put something together by merging various pieces […]

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