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The Creation Museum!

Posted on May 25, 2007 in Blog, travel | 4 comments

Where you can go and see lots of creationists! I like how they use dinosaurs to sell themselves. Click on the lobby in the walkthrough and you get: Imagine soaring cypress trees, the sounds of waterfalls and children playing with dinosaurs! What other surprises await? Um. Yeah. And don’t forget this little tidbit. The Creation Museum is: I keep rubbing my eyes and trying to decide if its all a spoof. But I don’t think so. Thanks to Gordon for the link. You made my...

latest fan mail

Posted on May 22, 2007 in Blog, writing biz | 8 comments

I had the pleasure of receiving this bit of fan mail today: From: Tony Stanley Subject: re: the people of sand and slag ——————————————— fuck you I’ve responded to him, asking him if this is a proposition or an editorial comment, but haven’t heard back...


Posted on May 16, 2007 in Blog, reading | 2 comments

I don’t really consider myself a Weird Tales reader, but I happened across the magazine at the Nebulas. I ended up really enjoying a story called “Faraji” by Will Ludwigsen. It focuses on a very foolish American languishing in African prison and does a number of things right. It opens: In case you are writing a Master’s thesis in psychology about the emotional timelines of hostages, let me give you a summary. From day 1 to day 10, you think it’s all a mistake and the United States embassy will retrieve you at any moment. From day 10 to day 50, you lose hope you can reason with your...

“Yellow Card Man” wins Asimov’s Readers Award

Posted on May 13, 2007 in Awards, News, Writing | 7 comments

Yesterday morning, I was honored to receive the Reader’s Award from Asimov’s Magazine’s clearly wonderful and discerning readers. :-). It was a breakfast event with such fine company as Connie Willis and charming daughter Cordelia, Paul Melko, Brian Bieniowski… and — much more humble before he finally received a Nebula for Burn later in the evening — James Patrick Kelly. I wish I could have taken a movie of him as he RAN to the podium to pick up his Award. Only James Bond runs faster in a tuxedo. And, as previously noted, if you haven’t had a chance to read “Yellow Card Man” before, you can read it...

In New York City

Posted on May 10, 2007 in Appearances, travel | 3 comments

I’m in New York City for the Nebula Awards and James Gunn’s induction into SF Grand-Masterdom. Check it out, this is the view from my friend Doug’s apartment. It’s so high… Pretty nifty, huh? I feel like I clicked my heels and teleported out of Kansas. Right now, I’m waiting for him to get back from work so we can eat dinner. I’m guessing we’re going to go out because… He appears to be a...

Good Chicken Gone Bad

Posted on May 1, 2007 in Blog, food | 2 comments

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18405363/ Just another story from our industrialized food chain. I’d like to see a warning label on all supermarket foods: “This food product contains unknown quantities of unknown substances. In fact, even though this may look like chicken or beef or spinach, we actually have no idea if it actually is any of these things. We have no idea what else it may contain, and we have no idea if it will kill you....