Carnival Time!

February 13, 2018

It’s Mardi Gras, Y’all! And to celebrate, here’s Kermit Ruffins from his Jam in the Van series, with “Drop Me Off in New Orleans.” And to top it off, just cuz I like the video, here’s “When I Die, You Better Second Line” from the series Treme.  It starts a  bit funereal, but doesn’t stay that way for […]

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Lords of All Media

February 13, 2018

Having wrapped its Joker tentacles around the world of mass media, Wild Cards is even more out there than it’s been up till now. Pinterest!  Twitter!  Google!  Instagram!  Facebook!  Wherever you hang out, Wild Cards will be there. Here be the links: Wild Cards Official Web Site: http://www.wildcardsworld.com/ https://www.facebook.com/WildCardsWorld/ http://www.instagram.com/wildcardsworld https://www.pinterest.com/WildCardsWorld/ http://www.twitter.com/wildcardsseries https://plus.google.com/114503966468284848815

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One Way Authors Think

February 10, 2018

The publisher got around to sending me my contributor’s copy of The Book of Swords, nearly four months after the rest of you had probably got yours. I’ve been reading it, and after  I noticed how damn good an anthology it was, with a double helping of very talented authors like Ken Liu and CJ Cherryh […]

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Recommended

February 9, 2018

So Quillifer has made it to the Locus 2017 Recommended Reading List. Congratulations to meeeeee! And of course to the other authors who made the list.  Seriously, there’s a lot of good reading there.

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Tesla Gets Heavy

February 6, 2018

I watched live this afternoon as SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy, featuring 28 rockets strapped together, the payload of a Tesla roadster complete with a Star Man, and the words “DON’T PANIC” in large, friendly letters right on the dash.  (Really appreciated that last bit.) The videography is pretty amazing, because they just stuck cameras […]

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The Toolbox Awaits

February 4, 2018

There are still places left in Taos Toolbox, the master class for writers of science fiction and fantasy.  This year’s workshop takes place June 17-30, 2018, in Angel Fire, New Mexico, and will be taught by Nancy Kress and Walter Jon Williams, with special guests Carrie Vaughn, E.M. Tippetts, and George R.R. Martin. We have […]

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Mezentian Bridge

February 2, 2018

So in last night’s dream, I had recruited a group of friends to re-enact the famous game of bridge played in E.R. Eddison’s classic fantasy novel The Mezentian Gate. The Zimiamvian fantasies of Eric Rücker Eddison deeply impressed me when I first read them, age thirteen or so.  I loved the stirring Jacobean prose, the fact […]

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Tenebrarum et Nebulae

January 31, 2018

Behold!  A couple photos of the Hyper-Sooper-Dooper Blueberry Fresh ‘n’ Fruity Moon Incarnadine, or whatever they called it. Apparently we can’t just say “lunar eclipse” any more. The first photo shows the crepuscular, fuliginous shadow of Terra, creeping rather like an octopus across the lunar surface.  (Also note that I just called it the “shadowy […]

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Reckless

January 31, 2018

I’ve been reading David Yaffe’s Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell.  Which I just sort of stumbled upon, and which turns out to be pretty terrific. Joni  Mitchell was one of those people who was on the radio constantly when I was growing up, which meant I didn’t have to think about her, because she […]

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1929-2018

January 26, 2018

When I heard of Ursula LeGuin’s death, I realized that she was someone who, as far as I was concerned, had always been there.   I’d been reading her since Rocannon’s World, the Hainish space opera that seemed equally to resonate with the works of Tolkien and Leigh Brackett.  (“Wherever he went, his super science made him […]

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