From the recent meme going around to determine “which science fiction writer are you?” James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice B. Sheldon) “In the 1970s she was perhaps the most memorable, and one of the most popular, short story writers. Her real life was as fantastic as her fiction.” I have to say I am neither surprised … More Who am I…
So the Sci Fi channel is apparently changing its name to SyFy. When I first saw the story here, I have to admit I thought, “Is it April Fool’s already?” But then, after I read the article, it actually started to make sense to me. Of course, it broadens their scope without losing those who … More Sci Fi is dead. Long live Syfy!
See here. Never before have I seen such an intelligent discussion of this issue, and in only three panels, plus flying bunnies. Awesome. Snagged from Walter Jon Williams.
It looks like Realms of Fantasy is not closing after all. I’m thrilled not only because it means we get to see more stories from one of our strongest Fantasy publications (especially for magic realism), but also because it means my story “Tio Gilberto and the Twenty-Seven Ghosts” will be able to be published in Realms after all. (I had sold … More Realms is Back!
When I was in Brisbane, Chris Lynch took me to Pulp Fiction, a cool bookstore specializing in genre fiction. Apparently, they also have a small press, Pulp Fiction Press. The publisher, Ron, seems like a great guy, and shared with me one of their recent books – The Opposite of Life by Narrelle M. Harris. … More Vampire Pulp Fiction Fun
… I find most hard sci fi really boring? I’ve been working my way through Mission of Gravity for the past couple of weeks and it is soooo slow. I know it’s a classic and all, and the whole world-with-700-times-our gravity thing is interesting, but the book is basically one long as-you-know-Bob. And the total lack … More Is it wrong if…
Sorry for the semi-longer-than-usual radio silence here. Been travelling, first for work and then for fun. I’m in Melbourne with Hassan now, finishing up our little vacay. It’s been great catching up with some of my old Clarion-mates in Brisbane and Melbourne. If only I could see everyone, though doing the Sydney-Wollongong-Perth-Adelaide-etc. circuit is probably … More Best American Short Stories