April 24, 2019

Ten hours and thirty-two minutes of auditory pleasure await you!  The Implied Spaces audio book has been released, and is available at your local store or online in the usual places. Apparently the book has been available for a while, but as I’m only the author, I was left to find it on my own.

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Terran Prize Awarded!

April 22, 2019

The Terran Prize for 2019, sponsored by George RR Martin and consisting of a scholarship for a foreign writer to this year’s Taos Toolbox Workshop, has been awarded to Chinese author Zhou Wen (昼温.) Zhou was born in Jinan, Shandong province, and has a double B.A. in English and finance, and a Master’s degree in […]

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The Mead Story

April 22, 2019

A friend laid some home-brewed mead on us, and last night we opened a bottle and shared it with some friends who’d never had mead before.  A strong, sweet honey odor and a taste to match.  Pretty nice. All of which reminded me of the time I tried to brew some mead. I was maybe […]

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Inverted Soup Bowl

April 17, 2019

Tonight’s sunshower sunset.

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Soldier of Arete

April 16, 2019

Alas.  According to multiple sources Gene Wolfe has died at the age of 87 in his Illinois home. I’ve been on a mini-binge of Gene’s books lately, mostly recently Home Fires, and I think the mini-binge will have to continue. I admired Gene’s plain, clear style, which was an ideal surface beneath which to hide the machinations […]

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Metropolitan for the Masses

April 11, 2019

My novel Metropolitan is now on sale for $0.99, or for whatever $0.99 is worth in your local currency.  The ebook may be found at the following online retailers:  Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Apple, Google, Kobo [NOTE: the price has not yet dropped on Kobo, but it should.  Very soon now.  Really.] I’m stupidly proud of this book, […]

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No Longer Anonymous

April 9, 2019

Friend of the blog Anonymous— I presume not the entire hacker collective— tells me that the audio book of City on Fire is available! Go forth and listen! (While checking to see where I could find the book, I discovered that the reader reviews of City on Fire on Amazon all properly belong to a more recent book of […]

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April 4, 2019

This year I am once again in Portales, NM, the cultural capital of the Llano Estecado, for the Jack Williamson Lectureship.  The usual gang of fun-lovers is here, including Connie, Courtney, and Cordelia Willis, Toolbox survivors Sheila Hartney and Lauren Teffeau, Emily Mah, Sarena Ulibarri, and many others. Cordelia, who works in a crime lab […]

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Toolbox Nominees!

April 2, 2019

Once again Hugo voters have inexplicably failed to recognize my greatness, but I’m very pleased to note that they have recognized the greatness of a number of veterans of Taos Toolbox, the master class for writers of science fiction and fantasy. Kelly Robson got a novella nomination for “God, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach.” Simone Heller received […]

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Microsoft Hurts Kitten!

March 30, 2019

Microsoft continues their slide down the slippery slope into security work by going after the Iranian hacking group Charming Kitten, also known as Ajax, Phosphorous, and APT35.  They’ve successfully petitioned a court to take over the group’s 99 domains, which were used in spear-phishing attacks on journalists and dissidents. Last summer, they also took down a […]

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