More Blended Titles

| May 30, 2007

Continuing the prior meme * Behold the Man in the High Castle by Phillip K Moorecock * Brave New Worlds of the Imperium by Aldous Laumer * The Man Who Sold the Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A Heinlein II * The Eyes of the Dragonriders of Pern by Stephen McCaffrey


| May 29, 2007

Ok, I think K/S has begun to reach some sort of apotheosis: from Maureen McHugh’s blog: Oh, and if you liked that, you’ll love this:

Title Blender Meme

| May 29, 2007

I’ve caught another meme from the SF Signal Blog (patient zero for the meme being Literary Compass) The idea is to blend two book titles together by using the last word of one title and the first word of the second title. If you want, you can blend the authors’ names too. Here’re my books: […]

An Expression of Gratitude

| May 25, 2007

[This is a copy of a letter I just sent to the SFWA Forum] For the past three years I’ve been involved in a legal dispute with Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast over one of their d20 products. So far, I’ve remained mum about this in public, but fortunately the issue has just reached […]

Since We’re Talking About Intellectual Property Law. . .

| May 16, 2007

Microsoft seems to be in the vanguard, defending a 19th Century economic model for IP law. Not only has it deformed the purpose of its operating system into one giant copy-protection scheme, but now it’s attacking open-source software vendors with vague threats of patent violations. Here’s the problem in a nutshell: copy protection is essentially […]

Plagurizing is Stoopid too

| May 15, 2007

Another story popped up on the web from our favorite Kent, Ohio serial plagiarist sheriff’s detective. Two thoughts occur to me. One: Why is it that he has heard of e-mail, but not spell-checking software? Quoth the article: When Herman was caught last fall, he confessed his plagiarism in an e-mail full of misspellings to […]

We have a novel. . .

| May 12, 2007

I just crossed the 70K threshold. Wolfbreed has officially crossed (my) minimum threshold for novel length. While there’s still 30,000 words left to reach my initial estimate, the word-count is no longer my barometer of completion. We’re at the point where the story is going to determine when it is finished. It is wrapping up […]

Plagerizm is Stoopid

| May 10, 2007

From the Edmonton Journal, we have the story of a Kent, Ohio police officer, Det. Jack L. Herman, who was quite a thief, apparently buying a series of Canadian plays and slapping his name on them. A blog post has an extended transcript of David Staples’ interview with this literary vampire, some quotes of which […]

Two Thirds. . .

| May 6, 2007

I hit the two-thirds point, and plot-wise it’s all downhill from here. I also just sent out my first query letter in my renewed search for a new agent. So things are proceeding. . . I have, however, just hit the point I do in every single novel where I have pretty much convinced myself […]