Archive for July, 2010

Hour of the Wolf appearance tomorrow in NYC

Friday, July 30th, 2010

I’ll be on the one n’ only Jim Freund’s Hour of the Wolf radio show tomorrow morning at 5 a.m. (!)….that’s 99.5 FM Pacifica within the NY metro area, or streaming right here. Those lazy SF fans who wish to sleep in can nonetheless catch the show for the next two weeks by heading over to the show archives. Meanwhile, I’ll be loading up on caffeine….

Comic-Con schedule

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

So I’m flying out to Comic-Con tomorrow for a signing at the Bantam booth tomorrow (Friday) at 5 p.m., followed by a panel Saturday at 4:30 (“Welcome to the Future: Are you Sure you Want To Stay?”). Since GoH Samuel Delany is also on that panel, my answer right now is yes, because the man rocks.

Meanwhile, hot off the wire, here’s a review of MIRRORED HEAVENS by the Mad Hatter, followed by one of MACHINERY OF LIGHT by Cliff’s 52 Books in 52 Weeks.  And then I’ll be back to Sekrit Projects #1 and #2, both of which are picking up steam….stay tuned, and/or see you in San Diego!

Launch Pad workshop debrief

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Just got back from a week in Wyoming at Mike Brotherton’s Launch Pad workshop, an intensive NASA-sponsored workshop for pro SF writers. It was a fantastic week, and not just because it allowed me to escape the tropical humidity that D.C. has been plunged into for what seems like eons. Awesome lectures, brilliant stargazing, and unforgettable people….and thanks to fellow scribe Jeremiah Tolbert you see the attached picture of all of us.

From left to right, top row then lower row:

Cecilia Tan, Monte Cook, Alice Henderson, Ian Randal Strock, Walter Jon Williams, Bud Sparhawk, Instructor Mike Brotherton, Carrie Vaughn, David Williams, Rachel Swirsky, Nicholos Wethington, Kelly Barnhill, Genevieve Valentine, and John Joseph Adams.

Not pictured: Marjorie M. Liu and guest instructor Kevin Grazier.

Photo taken at the Wyoming Infrared Observatory (WIRO) by Jeremiah Tolbert

Old school RPGs: Top Secret

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

My latest post is up at….this week, Top Secret.

July featured author on Prinkipia!

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Thanks to the good offices of fellow scribe Alex J. Cavanaugh, I’m the July featured author on Prinkipia, which has reprinted the interview that Alex conducted with me a couple weeks back, omitting only a few curse words that I’m sure I don’t remember.

Meanwhile, I leave this weekend for Launch Pad in Wyoming, where me and a bunch of other SF writers will be blowing our minds on the wonders of the cosmos all week.  Not to mention beating the #$# D.C. heat….

Reading from MACHINERY OF LIGHT tonight @Borders Books 18th and L

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

So tonight the LAST reading of THE MACHINERY OF LIGHT world tour goes down four blocks from where I’m writing this, at 7 p.m. Borders Books @18th and L, downtown D.C. Hope to see ya there!


Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Hope everybody had a good holiday weekend.  It’s so hot in D.C. that my cats wish they had no fur, but that’s another story. As to today’s business:

First, a reminder to those of you in the D.C. area that I’ll be back at Borders 18th and L tomorrow night at 7 p.m. reading from MACHINERY OF LIGHT!  Hope to see you there…

Second, Cybermage has named Claire Haskell as one of the “Formidable Female Protagonists in Science Fiction”.  Can’t say I disagree.

Third, Rico Dostie of TreksinSciFi and I had a great podcast conversation last week about the books, even though I was more than a little jetlagged at the time.

Fourth, the Falcata Times has weighed in with a review of the entire trilogy, calling it a “real treat” and a “top author recommendation for the year.”

See you manyana at Borders…