My 10 favorite SF Movie Quotes

| April 27, 2007

Inspired by the (somewhat lame) list of 100 best movie quotes from Premiere (were they even trying?) that I found via a thread on the Agony Booth‘s forums, and in the spirit of my prior top ten list, I decided to compile a top-ten of SF movie quotes. 1. Take your stinking paws off of […]


| April 23, 2007

Well, I’ve just come back from the hospital. I’ll not go into the gory details, just suffice to say that it involved things bleeding that shouldn’t be bleeding, and doctors inserting probes in places probes should not be inserted. I’m still a little wonky from Demorol and lack of sleep, so don’t be suprised if […]

We’re Number 4!

| April 19, 2007

This news story about job satisfaction reveals that even though people seem to hate their jobs in general, authors rank in the top 10 as far as job satisfaction goes- number four, between physical therapists and special education teachers. It’s also interesting to note that it is the most narcissistic profession in the top five. […]

Setting Transplant Complete. . .

| April 19, 2007

Well, almost. I have re-written the first half of the novel with the exception of a couple of scenes I’m relocating. Interesting exercise, and using an actual historical period did a lot to open up the novel— despite the fact that the physical setting is fairly constrained, the addition of a subplot about the rivalry […]

The technopeasants are grabbing torches and pitchforks!

| April 17, 2007

Q: What is the best way to inflame and alienate the the SF blogosphere? A: Call everyone who publishes their work on the internet a webscab (don’t pick it, it may become infected) Check out the blogstorm Dr. Hendrix has started, here, and here, and here, oh, here‘s one, or here. . . maybe here […]

I’m a scab?

| April 17, 2007

Came across this bizarre rant by the current VP of SFWA: I’m also opposed to the increasing presence in our organization of webscabs, who post their creations on the net for free. A scab is someone who works for less than union wages or on non-union terms; more broadly, a scab is someone who feathers […]

Halfway Point

| April 15, 2007

Well, its April 15 and I didn’t crack 60K, I’m about 10000 words short. The good news is that I’ve reached 50K words, so I’m at the nominal halfway point. Even better is the fact that I’ve just about got the setting changed, I’ve only got about 10000 words left in the original draft that […]

Just Because I Could do it

| April 11, 2007

You should know (and if you follow this blog, you do) that the SF Signal Blog maintains a listing of SF authors who blog. Most of these blogs have an RSS feed posted on the page as well. Now a few days ago I ran across the new feature of Yahoo— Pipes, a geek toy […]

The saga continues

| April 9, 2007

You may have noticed the Wolfbreed counter slowing down. (Only about 5000 words since the last post) This isn’t because I’ve slacked off… I just found the proper period in which to set my story, and I’m in the midst of re-writing. I can’t really put off the re-write, because of the way I work. […]

Still Cranking

| April 3, 2007

Hit 40,000 words on Wolfbreed yesterday. I have noticed one thing, writing this fast, I’ve managed to overshoot some creative decisions. I’ve decided that I want to change the setting. I have a more or less generic fantasy background right now, but a good ways in it came to me that since there’s only one […]