Pet Pictures Redux

| February 25, 2007

Been too busy for the Blog lately, so we’re going the cheap and easy route with a cute cat picture. This is Mu.

This Blog’s First Meme

| February 18, 2007

I picked up this meme, it might be a little stale, but it is a cool idea: This is a list of the 50 “most significant” science fiction/fantasy novels, 1953-2002, according to the Science Fiction Book Club. Bold the ones you’ve read, strike-out the ones you hated, italicize those you started but never finished, and […]

The Politics of SF…

| February 18, 2007

Thanks to the SF Signal Blog, over the past few weeks I’ve had the chance to read a couple of articles about the politics of science fiction. It’s interesting to compare the thoughts of Eric S. Raymond and David Brin about the political subtext of Science Fiction in general, as both have clear thoughts about […]

Exposition Part I: “The Butler Did It…”

| February 16, 2007

First in what I hope to be a ongoing series on the technical aspects of writing fiction, particularly genre fiction, and even more particularly, SF/Fantasy fiction. A challenge to all writers, and SF/Fantasy writers in particular, is the troublesome need to get across all the important background details that the reader needs to make sense […]

A special bulletin

| February 14, 2007

This is from a friend of mine in college radio. While I’m all for IP rights, it irks me when someone steps between me and my rights just to enrich themselves. Not to mention the Kafkaesqe red tape is truly frightening: WCSB 89.3 FM in Cleveland and other college radio stations across the country may […]

Places to Be, People To Kill: "Fealty"

| February 13, 2007

About the other anthology: My story “Fealty” is about the strange return home of a knight from the siege of Antioch, and his final crusade. From the cover blurb: Assassins—are they born or made? Do they choose this role out of necessity, because someone or something forces them to, or because they just enjoy killing? […]

Man vs. Machine: "The Historian’s Apprentice"

| February 13, 2007

As requested, a little info on the antho and my story in it. My story, “The Historian’s Apprentice,” is in large part a homage to Gene Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun. It is a far-future Dying Earth story set long after an apocalyptic man-machine war that’s left the moon little more than a cloud […]

Covers are in…

| February 12, 2007

Just got covers for two anthologies that are going to contain my stuff: Places to Be, People to Kill will be coming out June 2007, will contain the story “Fealty.” Man vs. Machine will be out July 2007, and will contain “The Historian’s Apprentice.”

And now for something completely different.

| February 11, 2007

SF Discussion on Tech Republic…

| February 11, 2007

My post on the definition of SF has spawned another discussion . . . It’s kind of fun seeing how my comments morph elsewhere on the net.