Monday, October 24, 2005

Locus Interview up, and reading

Ok, the excerpt from the Locus interview is up.

Wow, until it's yours, you never realize how... short those online interview excerpts are. The interview in print-Locus itself already seems really compressed to me -- and thus more intense, somehow. The jumps between thoughts more dramatic, the claims more bald. Tim Pratt did a hell of an excellent job compressing it out of the original reams and reams of verbiage, but the end effect is to leave me a little woozy on reading it. A combination of "ulp -- I said that?" and "what the hell am I talking about?"

Still, it was a lot of fun, and I'm very proud to be in SF's favorite trade rag.

I also have a reading coming up:

Sunday, November 13th
4:00 pm
Stacy's Coffee Parlor
709 W Broad St (a.k.a Route 7)
Falls Church, VA

If you're coming by public transportation, West Falls Church metro is not far, and you could take the 28B (though it's only hourly on Sunday, so you'd get there at 3:30 or 4:30). Or email me. :-)

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Monday, October 17, 2005


I forgot to note the very best part of Capclave, which was that Aviva assisted me at the signing.

The photo is one of those taken by our friends Steve & Mary, who came to visit over the weekend.

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Two Interviews

Capclave was fun, though brief. That's the thing about a local con -- I skipped out after panels/reading/signing to go home and play with my kids.

For some reason everyone has decided to interview me. I'm in this month's Locus -- I'll give you a link to the actual article when it's online -- and here is an interview of me by Blue Heaven buddy and piratical-pulp-postcolonial space-operatist extraordinaire Toby Buckell.

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Monday, October 3, 2005

Capclave Schedule

The weekend after next I'll be at Capclave, the friendly, folksy, sleepy little con around the corner. It's not overwhelming and bewildering like those big cons. I actually sit down and play silly card games at Capclave, that's how mellow it is.

Tentative schedule:

Saturday, October 15, 2005 12:00 PM
Are there any utopias is SF/F Today?
with John C. Wright, James Morrow, Michail Velichansky, Ernest Lilley Why do all current writings have utopias become distopias?

Saturday, October 15, 2005 3:00 PM
We Like Short Shorts...Or Do We?
with Michael Swanwick, Edward Lerner, Kathryn Cramer
Is there a place for the micro-story?

Sunday, October 16, 2005 11:00 AM

Sunday, October 16, 2005 11:45 AM
Signing (?)

Sunday, October 16, 2005 1:00 PM
On the Question of Pournelle's Axiom: Will There Be War?"
with Thomas McCabe, John G. Hemry, Nancy Jane Moore, Dave Goldfeder, Teresa Nielsen Hayden

(What the heck is Pournelle's axiom, by the way, and can a question be an axiom? I don't think so.)

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