In A Parallel World Near Yours

July 25, 2023

Lots of stuff going on in the world of Wild Cards. A new original anthology, Pairing Up, has been published here in the US. I’m not in it, but these guys are: “Trudy of the Apes”   KEVIN ANDREW MURPHY“Cyrano d’Escargot”  CHRISTOPHER ROWE“In the Forests of the Night”   MARKO KLOOS“The Wounded Heart”    MELINDA M. SNODGRASS“Echoes From […]

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Loving Couple

July 17, 2023

From the National Museum in Reggio Calabria, a rare double burial dating from either the Paleolithic or Mesolithic, or maybe the boundary between the two. The two were buried in a cave. The man’s left arm is around the woman’s shoulders, and the woman rests her head on the man’s shoulder. I can imagine the […]

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The Best Peste!

July 12, 2023

Cover by Aurélien Police of the forthcoming French edition of The Green Leopard Plague, translated by Jean-Daniel Brèque. Pretty cool, no?

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Personal Appearance

July 11, 2023

Here we see Roger II of Sicily being crowned by none other than Jesus Himself. Usually it’s a bishop or pope doing the investing, but in this case Roger outranked both, at least in Sicily, so he went straight to the Savior. His father Roger I— who wasn’t a king, but gets a number anyway, […]

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July 7, 2023

By Sunday everything had improved except the weather. Kathy reported that she was swiftly recovering from the worst effects of COVID, and my knee had improved to the point where I could walk nearly pain-free. (I think what might have happened was that my accident had knocked free a piece of cartilage, which was moving […]

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Just Don’t Put Peas In It

July 6, 2023
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The Laughter of Carthage

July 5, 2023

We return, after I’ve caught up with some of the sleep I lost at Toolbox, to Mediterranean adventures. Saturday was the worst day. Kathy’s COVID was peaking, and her ribs were aching and she was coughing continually, and I was a long way off and unable to help. I was exhausted and stressed and pretty […]

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On Their Way

July 1, 2023

Taos Toolbox for 2023 ended this morning, with all the participants flying off to their splendid futures. The two weeks were busy and exhausting and most of all rewarding. I’d like to thank Nancy Kress for being a wonderful co-teacher, and Emily Mah, Diana Rowland, and George RR Martin for being inspirational guest speakers. There […]

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June 18, 2023

Taos Toolbox 2023 started tonight, and Nancy Kress and I met our 18 new colleagues whose work will be our work for the next two weeks. But that’s not who we see in this photograph. This is the class for 2022, or most of it. Because they’re having a reunion right now, just as the […]

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Stream Away

June 14, 2023

“Everything became big tech — the Amazon model of ‘We don’t actually have to make money; we just have to show shareholder growth.’ Everyone said, ‘Great. That seems like the thing to do.’ Which essentially was like, ‘Let’s all commit ritual suicide. Let’s take one of the truly successful money-printing inventions in the history of […]

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