So how many variations are there of this theme?

| December 31, 2009

The funny photo-blog. It, I think, started with cats: Followed by the wonders of fail: and politics. . . But now its gone a little overboard. . . we have sites for Jury-Rigging, Cars, Bad Tattoos, Irony, WTF, Female WTF, Photobombing, Win, Real Estate, Weddings, Bad Fashion, Bad Fashion at Wal-Mart, Too Cute Animals. . […]

My job isn’t being relevant

| December 30, 2009

Someone has again scratched a pet peeve of mine, that old pseudo-literary bugbear “relevance.”  As in, SF is losing it, and it better get some quick or else be declared “irrelevant.”  This is a bit of an oversimplification of the essay by Jetse de Vries, Should SF Die? But it pretty much encapsulates my problem […]

I can always tell when Harriet Klausner gets a promo copy…

| December 29, 2009

My RSS reader starts lighting up from my Google feed. She gives me a positive review in her own unique style. Here. Here. And here. I suspect there’s more out there somewhere.

10 things to worry about for the coming year

| December 28, 2009

Enough with the holiday cheer.  Here’s a list of ten things that I’m getting paranoid about for the coming year. The Obama administration has modified a long-standing executive order so now agents of Interpol have full diplomatic immunity.  i.e. We have now a class of law enforcement in this country beyond any rules of search […]

Merry Christmas

| December 25, 2009

For you last minute shoppers out there. . .

| December 24, 2009

Thriller writer J.C. Hutchins has compiled a sampler PDF of gift ideas: That’s the idea behind this In the Nick of Time! holiday sampler PDF. Inside are excerpts from a dozen new novels and nonfiction books by these New York Times bestselling authors, successful entrepreneurs, and wickedly talented storytellers. Cool idea.

X-masy videos

| December 22, 2009

via here, here & here

Crazy Authors Continued. . .

| December 21, 2009

More inappropriate author behavior from Candice Sams from the ever-growing comment thread on Amazon. Here an enterprising commenter found an interesting plea on her Facebook page. (And here’s an LJ post with the full text in case Amazon deep-sixes the original comment.) So here we have someone pulling a reverse Deborah MacGillivray, piling on a […]

Self-Imploding Authors, just add crazy

| December 18, 2009

I’m late to this party, but when I found it via Making Light I couldn’t resist blogging about it: Candace Sams, author of Electra Galaxy’s Mr. Interstellar Feller (mass-market paperback, Dorchester/Love Spell), has exploded all over a comment thread on Amazon. She’s posting as Niteflyr One, but the comment thread has her ID’d as the […]

Random Video Thursday

| December 17, 2009