I got back yesterday from five days in Disneyland. It’s changed a bit since I was there last. Star Tours has been completely re-done (the old pilots now sit like taxidermy trophies in crates in the queuing area). But what hasn’t changed is that after the ride, you get dumped out in the the Star Trader gift shop.
Well, Star Trader had something I’d never seen before: something called “Build Your Own Droid,” where you can take different heads, bodies, legs, and (believe it or not) mouse ears, and create your very own R2 unit action figure.
Well, I just had to share my own, less-than-authorized, creation: Continue reading
With the usual caveats that convention schedules are always in flux to some degree or another, I’ve got my schedule for BayCon: Continue reading
I signed the contract today, so I think it’s safe to announce this. I’m going to have a short story, “Birth of a Pantheon,” in an exciting new anthology called Touching the Face of the Cosmos: The Roots and Future of Human Space Exploration in Religion edited by Paul Levinson and Michael Waltemathe. “Birth of a Pantheon” is one of my Venus stories, set in the same universe as “Pressure and the Argument Tree,” but decades earlier, and I’m thrilled it’s going to be sneaking out into world. Continue reading
So, the final proof of the ARC (that’s the uncorrected copy of the book that is produced for people — like reviewers and proofreaders — who need to read it before it comes out) arrived today. I was initially ecstatic.
But, then, I looked closely. Continue reading
So, you may have noticed I’ve been quiet lately. There’s a reason for that: I’ve been busy. And though I’m not sure how real it really feels, I think I’m ready to break the news as to what’s been occupying my time: Continue reading
Well, Ryan Boudinot’s piece in The Stranger continues to prompt discussion, which I suppose means that it’s doing its job. And my own assertion that there’s nothing impeding authors who don’t take writing seriously as teenagers from succeeding is, shall we say, not meeting with universal acceptance. Continue reading