To expand on a point I made earlier in the week

| October 28, 2010

NPR was wrong because they did not afford him freedom of speech. They did it in a way that was unfair. The context was he was arguing with Bill O’Reilly, saying why he should not be so virulently anti-Muslim … It reminded me so much of the case with Shirley Sherrod. They jumped so quick. … […]

A Writerly Conundrum

| October 25, 2010

So I took the 20K word fragment I’m trying to resurrect into a book proposal and ran it through the hamsters.  The consensus was that what I had worked, which is a good thing since I wrote it over 10 years ago.  However, everyone had the same problem, which is a uniquely SFnal one. I […]

Annoying political post is annoying. . .

| October 24, 2010

I read a lot of political posts, some more obnoxious than others.  To let my liberal readers know, if you are trying to actually convince someone of something (rather than rage or whine or perform public bonding with their chosen clique of like minded internet denizens) you should not use the term “teabagger.”  As in […]

Me @ WFC

| October 23, 2010

Just a head’s up about what’s going on at World Fantasy in a week.  If you’re at the con, or just in the Columbus area, you might want to check these out: Friday, Oct 29, at 10pm – 1am, join me and authors Lucy A. Snyder, Gary A. Braunbeck, Linda Robertson, Laura Bickle, Maurice Broaddus, […]

Memorable Anti-Heroes @ SF Signal

| October 21, 2010

I have been mind-melded again over at SF Signal, and the theme this time is memorable anti-heroes in S/SF: Here are three of the most memorable anti-heroes in written SF/F, at least the three that come most readily to my mind when the question comes up. First is Slippery Jim DiGriz of the Stainless Steel […]

A coming Chinese apocalypse?

| October 18, 2010

So I’ve been reading a lot of stories like this one that has me a little worried.  We have 25% of the world’s population under an authoritarian regime that’s just on the edge of holding things together.  When you’re spending just as much on internal security as you are on defense, in a world economy […]

Videos because I’m too busy editing.

| October 13, 2010

Yes, there’s a theme.

Ways Not To Promote Your Book, Presidential Edition

| October 11, 2010

In the annals of book promotion, this has got to be up there with the all time bad ideas. A paperback book was hurled towards President Obama seconds after he completed a Democratic rally in Philadelphia on Sunday, but aides say the incident in no way affected the event. […] The US Secret Service found […]

We Can Has Kick-ass Cover?

| October 8, 2010

Why we need fair use

| October 5, 2010

Via here.