Final Arisia Schedule

Arisia is January 14-17, 2011. I am going to be on several panels, trying to pretend I know what I am talking about. There are a lot of panels throughout the weekend that look interesting, so I will be pretty busy running from room to room, when not in the book dealer’s space or the…

Latest Books #1

I’ve picked up a few books lately. I joined the Cemetery Dance Collectors Club, so I got several books in the intro package deal. Got a lifetime subscription to CD, too. Futile Efforts, Tom Piccirilli. Short stories by the master. Last Exit for the Lost, Tim Lebbon. More masterful short tales. British Invasion, ed. Christopher…

Mimsymonger

I have been on pins and needles waiting for Hiram Grange and the Digital Eucharist to come out, and now it is out in the wild. Some good reviews so far. It has been a long time coming. (I will have a much longer, unexpurgated post about the writing of the Hiram Grange novella soon.)…

Hoodoo Gurus – New Album

One of my favorite bands, The Hoodoo Gurus, has a new album coming out on Friday in Australia. It won’t be released in the U.S. until April, but I have heard a few songs so far. Really nice.  Here’s a video from their first album Stoneage Romeos (1983) to whet your appetite… If you are…

ONCE upon a time…

ONCE upon a time…. Here is a post from Sara about the locavore lobster dinner we went to on Friday night.

Hugo Awards Announced

The Hugos were awarded last night. I was happy to see Weird Tales and Electric Velocipede win. I have no complaints about any of the winners, but I was hoping Kij Johnson’s “26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss” won the short story category, because it is a great story and, well, monkeys! Congratulations to all the…

Ronnarong

Over at Culture Bitch, Sara (Wine Bitch) reviews the new Thai place in Union Square.

After Readercon

Readercon was rather good this year, but we missed Thursday night and Sunday. There were a lot of great panels, and some I was able to have Gene Wolfe sign my three Book of the Short Sun volumes. Now, I just need to get the Book of the Long Sun volumes signed and I will…

To Do List

I’ve been very busy with work lately, so I haven’t been updating the blog much and have fallen behind on several projects. I have a few stories coming out in the coming weeks, eagerly waiting for the mailman with my contributor copies. On the agenda for the remainder of the year: Finish Hiram Grange novella….

Long Time, No Post…

Been a bitch of a few months, but things are settling down. New stories coming out soon. More info coming up…

Philip Jose Farmer

I was saddened to learn that Philip Jose Farmer passed away. His Riverworld books are one of my favorite series from my impressionable teen years. I have reread them several times, and I think they always hold up. I was just rereading some classic stories from the Subterranean best-of collection earlier this week: “The Lovers”…