Archive for the ‘SF’ Category

Benjamin Tate’s latest release

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

So much to talk about…last night’s GOP primary…my cats’ latest scheme to undermine me….the teetering state of the world economy…but for now I’d simply like to introduce you to a colleague of mine, Benjamin Tate, whose latest book is now OUT.  LEAVES OF FLAME is awesome stuff, and well worth your time.

And yes, Benjamin Tate is a pseudonym, and no it’s not me.

Cult Pop interview

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Jim and Jerry over at Cult Pop interviewed me on the Autumn Rain trilogy; the episode was televised on Comcast in Michigan and is available on their website here. Thanks guys!–I think that concludes the Autumn Rain interviews/announcements, but you never know. And make sure you keep watching this space for announcements on new projects as they’re unveiled….

Jon Armstrong’s YARN released by Nightshade. . .

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

. . . as of yesterday. Like nothing you’ve ever read, and blurbed by yours truly. Check it out here, just in time for the holidays!

Breaking the silence: interview on SFSignal

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Last week I resurfaced from various Sekret Projects to do an interview Patrick Hester and Andrew Liptak over at SF Signal. As you can see, I appear right after a panel discussion on genre series overstaying their welcome, which you may rest assured is pure coincidence, given that in a fit of total disregard for the prevailing fashion regarding series, I actually finished mine. Go figure. And give it a listen.

Reading at Library of Congress Wednesday …

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

…as in today at noon, the Madison Building, along with many other cool writers.

Sorry for the short notice but the cats have hijacked my organizational system.

Congratulations to Hugo-winner Peter Watts

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Congrats to the whole list of winners, but I’m particularly psyched about my friend and (dare I say) mentor, Peter Watts, whose 2010 started out with him facing jail time but will now go down as the year he won the #$# Hugo for his brilliant story “The Island,” possibly the best SF short story written in the last five years. More details, along with disturbing photos, at Watts’ blog.  And you can (and should) read the “The Island” here . . . a harrowing tale of first contact by a construction crew unlike any you’ve ever seen before.  Huge congrats to the Doctor, and kudos to beautiful Melbourne for pulling off what was by all accounts a fab WorldCon.

Hour of the Wolf interview

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Here’s a link to my interview past Saturday with the one n’ only Jim Freund on Hour of the Wolf.  We had a great conversation, focusing primarily on some of the political implications behind the books….and I was super-psyched to hear how much he liked the ending of the trilogy, which he said for him invoked the vibe of Arthur C. Clarke and (gasp) Olaf Stapledon. I can’t think of higher praise, and it was all the more surreal to hear at 6 in the morning.

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

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….