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Clutching For The Mantle Of Hephaestus

It was Redshirts that put me over the edge. I’ll admit that I hadn’t paid much attention to the Hugo Awards in the last 20 years or so. I’d read American Gods and The City & The City and loved them … Continue reading

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Tor is not a race.

I reposted the following link at work, on my Kindle, and the mobile version of WordPress is really screwy, so I am updating this post now.  Go read that link–it’s from the woman who is behind Sad Puppies now.  Not … Continue reading

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We Are Science Fiction

Today when I was running some errands I happened to notice (well, okay, my roommate happened to notice and point out to me) a Walgreen’s store that had closed and displayed a prominent “STORE FIXTURES LIQUIDATION” sign. Inside I found a … Continue reading

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Odds and Sods

Well, Gingerbread Wolves is out there and so far the response has been positive.  People don’t hate the ending as much as I expected them to–at least, no one has threatened to lynch me yet.  It is a grimmer ending … Continue reading

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No, Amazon Won’t Tell You The Rules, Nor Should They

Author Imy Santiago rcently wrote a blog post about her experiences with Amazon deleting reviews and blocking her from posting more reviews. She included a screenshot of her conversation with Amazon’s technical support, and I have copied and annotated it … Continue reading

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Oh, Look! Another Petition To Make Amazon Change How It Does Business.

I generally don’t comment on this kind of thing, because it’s pointless and a huge waste of time–companies have no reason to pay attention to petitions and the well run ones don’t. Like the Stop Allowing Returns On E-Books Petition, … Continue reading

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Childhood’s End

I recently stopped listening to an audiobook.  It was Arthur Clarke’s Childhood’s End, which was a book that impressed me greatly as a teenager.  It was a very good reading, too, Eric Michael Summerer was the narrator, and he has … Continue reading

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Goodbye Internet

I try to stay away from politics in this blog, but it occurs to me that if I don’t say something now I may not get the chance to say it later, and I want to have this on record. … Continue reading

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A Face For Radio

Saturday, the 7th of February at 8PM CST (02:00 8Feb15, GMT), I will be featured on Deidra Hughey’s Outskirts Science Fiction Theater. I will be reading “We Pass From View”, my short story for the collection Sins Of The Past. … Continue reading

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Stop Begging. Please.

Badly written self-published books don’t make me feel embarrassed to admit that I am self published. Neither do poorly edited ones.  Or bad covers.  Or even gay dinosaur erotica. As far as I’m concerned if an author wants to publish … Continue reading

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