I’ve had “A Whiter Shade of Pale” stuck in my head for over a week now. In my Chaucer class, we finished The Knight’s Tale a little over a week ago and kept reading, and the song has been on endless repeat in my brain ever since.
Did you just laugh? If so, you not only know the order of the first Fragment of The Canterbury Tales, you’re also up on your 60′s rock anthem lyrics. You got the shibboleth. You proved you’re a member of an elite club that can make the connection between a Middle-English long-form poem no one except a handful of literature majors actually likes and music that’s usually only played while mind-altering substances are being consumed.
The rest of you? As an author, I just lost you completely. And unless I’m trying to seriously limit my audience, that’s a problem. Continue reading
With so many people I interact with nominated for the Nebula this year, I’m hearing a lot of conversation about what one should wear to the awards ceremony. But of course, the question of how an author should dress comes up at other times, too. For example, if you’re attending a convention, or doing a reading, or giving a craft talk. What should you wear? Continue reading
The Nebula Awards nominations have been announced. It’s a very exciting list this year, and I’m always taken aback at just how many of the nominated writers I actually know. Congratulations, everyone! Well-deserved all around.
When I was a kid, cyborg fiction was all the rage. With advancements in technology, someday soon people would be a blend of human and mechanical parts! Think of the potential! Imagine the consequences! Continue reading