And Summer also…

| May 31, 2010

As a follow-up to the post where I built a bunch of raised boxes for the veggie garden. Here’s the garden today: And here are some planters with herbs, and some homemade earth boxes I made last year.

Whew, that was close…

| May 28, 2010

In the interstitial time between finishing the Messiah draft, and working on the rewrite, I’m working on a few book proposals to shop around since I’ve become a free agent. One of those book proposals has a tentative title Timewalker. Which is all I’m going to tell you about it, for the time being. However, […]

Me, elsewhere

| May 26, 2010

I melded my mind on the SF Signal blog again. My contribution re: underrated fantasy series: Ok, I’m going to cheat a little here, because there was once a time when if you were talking a fantasy series, you were not talking “novels.” From the pulps up through the 1970s, if you were talking a […]

A little reminder. . .

| May 19, 2010

A little bit of a reality check for those of us who write about SF futures, or just think about the future in general. This snazzy 21st Century lifestyle we’ve become accustomed to is based on an extremely long supply-chain. Think of the support required for an iPhone to exist. (h/t Futurismic) You have mines, […]

Awesome Awesomeness

| May 12, 2010

Going out with a bang

| May 10, 2010

It is done!  The last volume of the Apotheosis Trilogy, Messiah, has just wrapped up at 103K words. (About 3000 words over my mark, which means the final revised draft is going to be even longer.)  We have officially capped off the series I began back in 1993 with Forests of the Night.  A series […]

Fan Fiction is Evil!

| May 5, 2010

At least that’s the conclusion that Diana Gabaldon has come to. OK, my position on fan-fic is pretty clear: I think it’s immoral, I _know_ it’s illegal, and it makes me want to barf whenever I’ve inadvertently encountered some of it involving my characters. Of course, I have some different conclusions (or I probably wouldn’t […]