Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Hour of the Wolf : Updated

I'll be interviewed at 5:30am EST, Saturday, May 30th, on the Hour of the Wolf radio show. You should be able to listen to it online.

Updated: Please don't get up at five in the morning: the show has been preempted by a fundraiser. We're still going to tape it on Sunday; I'll let you all know when it's going to air.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Wiscon Schedule '09

Holy Space Babe, Sunday is packed. I hadn't realized that it's basically one continuous streak of panels from 8:30am to 4pm! Expect me to be (hopefully amusingly) panel-goggy by the last one. And how am I going to get from Room of One's Own to Wisconsin conference room in, ahem, one minute? I may have to sneak out of my own reading before it's done... :-(

Bang? Whimper? None of the Above?
8:30 - 9:59 AM
"Where are we headed as a human race? Are some future visions naturally compatible, exerting a magnetic force on history? Technological-posthuman-utopia? Matrix-limbitic stimulation-simulation? Clean coal-steampunk-ecotopia? Chip flint-hunt buffalo?"
Moderator: Benjamin Rosenbaum. with Gary Kloster, Ted Kosmatka, Jim Nelson
The Post–Scarcity Utopia in an Age of Injustice
10:00 - 11:29 AM
"The post–scarcity singularity is the new, hot, meme in science fiction. Writers such as Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross, and Ken MacLeod are credited with writing good, economics–based, science fiction based on a post–scarcity model. Can we really get there from here? Do these works and others deal with racism, sexism, and classism by conveniently defining them out of existence?"
Moderator: Ian Hagemann. with Richard Dutcher, Beth Plutchak, Benjamin Rosenbaum
Reading: Excerpts from unfinished, agonizingly slow-going novels in progress
1:00 - 2:29PM
Benjamin Rosenbaum, M Rickert, Diana Sherman, Alice Kim
The Rules: Use or Abuse Them
2:30 - 3:59PM
"Many beginning writers are taught such rules as "Never use adverbs" or "Avoid using fancy synonyms for 'said.'" While these rules may help writers avoid overwriting their prose, the rules can also hamper writers from developing their own unique voices. Are these rules a hinderance or a help? Which rules can be bent or broken effectively? What are the best ways to apply these rules, both to your own writing or to someone else's?"
Moderator: David D. Levine. with Ellen Klages, Joan Vinge, Patricia Wrede, Benjamin Rosenbaum.
The SignOut
11:30AM - 1:00PM

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Picnic supplies

Spotted in the wild (at the local library) by Christopher Rowe.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

More derivative works

The contest is over, but the works keep on rolling in. Check out these-orange inspired objets d'webart:

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Little Writing News

  • Other Earths is out, containing a bit of abstract bleak-whimsy by me, "Nine Alternate Alternate Histories", as well as more substantial efforts by others, therein many very good things: almost everything in there was good, really, and the Wilson, Goss, and Shepard stories were terrific.

    (Moles and I are trading contrib copies, so I'm also reading Eclipse Two, which I'm not in, but also like a lot.

    (Note: I'm trying to link to Powell's more because I am pissed off at Amazon for their gayfail, but their entry for Eclipse Two is so mangled I'm not even sure they're talking about the same book; please, Powell's, get it together.)

  • In addition to the Hugo, "True Names" is now also a finalist for the Locus Award. Wish I could go to Seattle!

  • I sold a story: "The Frog Comrade", to F&SF. It's been a while since I've gotten one of those letters in the mailbox, concentrating as I have been on the novel, Resilience, and the occasional children's picture book script. It felt nostalgic, and good.

  • Will post Wiscon schedule soon; on the way back, though, I'm reading in New York City:

    Reading with Jedediah Berry

    Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

    7:00-8:00 pm

    McNally Jackson
    52 Prince St.
    (b/t Lafayette & Mulberry)
    New York, NY 10012


Like Old Man River, we keep on rolling.

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