“Juggling Glass Globes at the Hemophiliac’s Zoo” at Murky Depths

My short story “Juggling Glass Globes at the Hemophiliac’s Zoo” is in the latest issue of Murky Depths (#15), with really awesome artwork from Rick Fairlamb. The story is about a chimpanzee named Pornography who works at a very special zoo. Yes, of course, it is a love story. You can order it here. Boxed…

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…

Burton & Swinburne in The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack

I have always been a big fan of Pyr Books. I can pretty much be assured that anything with the Pyr logo is going to be something I’ll like,  and the cover artwork is often breathtaking. This latest book takes the cake. This is one of the most compelling book covers I have seen in…

Readercon 21 Rundown

Sara and I just got back from Readercon. It was great this year, starting with some great panels and ending with Spain’s glorious victory over the Dutch. Gol! I got to attend a discussion with Samuel R. Delany, who talked expansively about writing in general and his new novel that comes out next year. The…

Readercon 21

I am going to be at Readercon again this year. Sara and I are going on Friday in the early afternoon and will be there until late Sunday (once the World Cup Final is over.) Readercon has always been our favorite con because it focuses just on the literature, and a lot of great writers…

Chung Kuo Series Coming Back

One of my favorite SF series, David Wingrove’s Chung Kuo, is being revised and reprinted, with a few new novels thrown in, to make a complete 20-volume series. I am beyond excited. The original series was published in 8 volumes, but the publisher pulled the plug on the planned ninth book, so the ending was…

Boskone

Sara and I just booked a room for Boskone. The prelim schedule is out and looks pretty good. Well, actually, this looks amazing: Friday 7pm Harbor 1: The Singularity: An Appraisal Arguably the idea of the Singularity — a period where change happens so quickly that life afterwards is incomprehensible to people who lived before…

Harlan Ellison at E-Reads

Harlan Ellison. Looks like there are a lot of reprint/POD editions of Ellison’s work available at e-reads. This is the first time I checked out their site, so I don’t know much about them. I will have to check to see if there are any books that I do not already have somewhere. I think…

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…

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…

Readercon

Sara and I are going to Readercon again this year. It is by far our favorite convention because it focuses on literature and not Dalek-Klingon mating rituals*. According to the website, it looks like a lot of good writers are going to be there this year. Don’t have a schedule yet, but I hope Gene…