video games as gateway to reading?

October 5, 2008

This seems a bit like saying that gourmet food is a gateway to opera, but the NY Times has a story about how book publishers and libraries are trying to use video games to get kids interested in reading. Silly me, I would have thought that you would just use really engaging and exciting books.

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Podcast of “The People of Sand and Slag”

March 10, 2008

When I was out at SF in SF, Rick Kleffel of the Agony Column recorded my reading of “The People of Sand and Slag.” If you’re one of those people who likes audio, I don’t stumble too much as I read. :-) Rick also recorded our after-reading panel discussion where Terry Bisson, Carter Scholz and […]

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May 16, 2007

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 […]

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Looking for a few Good Books

March 5, 2007

So, I haven’t been reading much recently, owing to time constraints. Now that my kid is becoming more self-sufficient, I’m looking to find some new interesting books to read. Amend that, lets just say that I’ve been reading very little in the sf/f genres in the last decade. I’m looking to educate myself as to […]

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