Back to the Mississippi

December 6, 2017

A new Wild Cards shared worlds book (the twenty-fourth) has just appeared, Mississippi Roll, edited by George R.R. Martin and Melinda Snodgrass (who seems to be uncredited, at least on the cover). I don’t have a story in this one, but you might find one or two of my characters involved in the action. This may […]

Read the full article →

The First Century

December 5, 2017

Happy Hundredth Birthday, Finland!

Read the full article →

Vladimir Does It Again

December 3, 2017

Once again, I am compelled to make a comparison between my calendar and that of Vladimir Putin, which various Russian sources insist is a huge seller in the UK, despite it being carried by few or none of Britain’s calendar distributors. With my calendar, you get lovely photography of the interesting places I’ve been in the […]

Read the full article →

Adventure Log

December 2, 2017

As we have so many times in the past, we’re making a calendar available for our friends and readers.  It features photos from our Baltic journey of the summer, along with views of the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and the eclipse of August 2017.  It also features holidays and other important dates for the US, Canada, […]

Read the full article →

Palace of Mystery and Message

December 1, 2017

Eltham Palace, near Greenwich, was given to Edward II in 1305, and was used as a royal residence for over three centuries.  Henry VIII and his sisters were raised there.  But the palace was wrecked during the English Civil War, and after the rebuilding of Greenwich Palace under Charles II, Eltham was used less and […]

Read the full article →

I Speak to Hobbitses

November 27, 2017

This Wednesday, November 29, at 6:30 pm, I will be addressing the Hobbit Society at the University of New Mexico.  The event will be held at the Honors College, on the lower plaza or ground level of the Student Health Center building. I’ll be talking about Quillifer and other subjects of relevance.  It’s open to the public, […]

Read the full article →

Coming December 1

November 27, 2017

Just a reminder that December 1 is the first day for submissions to Taos Toolbox, the master class for writers of science fiction and fantasy. The workshop will run June 17-30, 2018, and will be taught by Nancy Kress, Walter Jon Williams, George RR Martin, Carrie Vaughn, and EM Tippetts. Assuming that you want to […]

Read the full article →

Cover Art

November 23, 2017

John Scalzi sent me the cover of the Italian edition of his novel The Collapsing Empire, which may look just a little bit familiar to you.  It uses the same piece of stock art (by Innovari) that I used for my own editions, ebook and paperback, of Angel Station. Furthermore, I know of at least one […]

Read the full article →

La Zona Tropical

November 19, 2017

Possibly because the weekend made it clear that winter is here, I’ve decided to create and live in my own tropical zone.  Let’s start with some music! Here’s the Oceanic band Te Vaka singing “Papa E.” Which should not be confused with another song called “E Papa,” by Carlos Santana.

Read the full article →

Don’t Blame the King

November 17, 2017

Here we have the famous Vasa, a 64-gun ship of the line commissioned (and largely designed) by Gustavus Adolphus, which capsized and sunk after sailing something less than a mile on its maiden voyage.  It was salvaged intact in 1961, and now is permanently moored in a house built for the purpose. You have to say […]

Read the full article →

Contact Us | Terms of User | Trademarks | Privacy Statement

Copyright © 2010 WJW. All Rights Reserved.