Monthly Archives: October 2013

“First draft finished!”: Schmuck bait for authors

Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying “End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH”, the paint wouldn’t even … Continue reading

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When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

Sometime around 2:00 on Wednesday morning I was standing with Hart in the hall outside the hotel press room when a glum-looking student canvasser grabbed his arm and asked, “What happened?” “What do you mean, ‘What happened?’” Gary snapped. “We … Continue reading

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Progress report

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. ” – Douglas Adams Despite that, very, very close.

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Learning to hate the idle pleasures of these days

I’ve recently been reading Iain M. Banks for the first time (which has been one of those “Why haven’t I been doing it for years?” moments). For my entree, I’ve picked up  The Algebraist. It’s high-end space opera, with painstaking attention … Continue reading

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