It’s the stupidity, stupid.

| August 31, 2009

Let’s get Meta. There’s a meme running around teh interwebz trying to explain the implosion of healthcare reform, the upshot of which is Democrats are pussies and can’t fight trench warfare against the ominous Rove-inspired disinformation machine. Apparently they are so weak-willed that a ex-Governor who lost a VP bid can just mutter about “Death […]

Context ahoy

| August 28, 2009

Well I will be in Columbus this weekend, at Context this Sat & Sun. If you’re out there, look me up. Also, go to the dealer’s room and buy a copy of Wolfbreed, I’m pretty sure Larry Smith will have a few copies

Why am I scared of State involvement in anything?

| August 27, 2009

Of all the crap the U.S. Government spends money on, the National Endowment of the Arts is probably one of the least offensive.  When someone comes around and calls for eliminating funding for it, they come across often as either petty or too easily offended.  Two main complaints rear their head when the subject of […]

Time for Geek-Retro Lego Videos

| August 26, 2009

Via here.

Today’s the day!

| August 25, 2009

Back in March of 2007 I started writing (and blogging) this thing. Now, finally, after three drafts, a new agent and a new publisher later, it goes into print officially today. You know you want to buy a copy. Booklist: Swann’s exquisite werewolf historical brings the era vividly to life as the perfect setting for […]

The Top 5 Lazy-ass SF Clichés

| August 20, 2009

(Inspired by some blog posts elsewhere) The aliens are really metaphors for a) blacks b) Jews c) pick a minority group.  It’s one thing to use another species to write about racism, quite another to just lift some particular human experience and graft it on to a non-human.  It rarely makes sense.  It’s even worse […]

BBC reports B-movie horror plot

| August 19, 2009

By way of Weird Universe we find a BBC story that’s straight out of an Eli Roth movie. In the story, two illegal immigrants reached a so-called “safe house” in Kent: Little did they know that their deliberate vanishing which they thought would lead them into a safer life in the UK had meant they […]

Writing Politics

| August 18, 2009

With all the venting I’m doing on my blog lately, you might be wondering how I account for my political views in my fiction.  Some who only know me from my blog might wonder if I come across as Ayn Rand in drag.  And there’s certainly room in the SF/Fantasy real for the well-written polemic, […]

These disruptions of Town Halls must stop!

| August 17, 2009

Nancy Pelosi faces a horrifying disruption at a town hall meeting (here via here): By the way, speaking of Democrats revising their publicly declared policy positions: We all know that all this “Death Panel” stuff is crazy talk, hell Obama himself has called such arguments “dishonest,” problem is, he’s also said this about his grandmother: […]

Me, Interviewed

| August 14, 2009

The interview I mentioned earlier is now up on the blog Grinding to Valhalla. Relevant quote: Would you have any words of advice for the would-be-writers out there? Two things. First, only pursue this if what you love, and what you want out of it, is the writing. It takes years to build a career […]