Many years ago, when Sherwood Smith and I were neighbors in the same apartment building in Hollywood, we used to giggle about the old women at the local supermarket who drove their shopping carts like they were Strykers. We dubbed them Commando Bats…
Updates: December 28: Sherwood and I talk about how ebook publishing let us dive into rewriting a 20-year-old space opera at Scalzi’s Big Idea. December 28: Sherwood Smith talks about Star Wars, Dave Trowbridge, and the Zing! of inspiration. December 27: Deborah J. Ross talks about The Lesbian Chocolate Sex Scene, or Life With Exordium. December 27: The The Phoenix in Flight is on […]
In the acknowledgements for the 10th anniversary edition of American Gods, Neil Gaiman mentions “the inimitable Harlan Ellison, whose collective Deathbird Stories burned itself into the back of my head when I was still of an age where a book could change me forever.” (my emphasis). At Loscon this year, Sherwood Smith, Deborah, and I […]
Deborah and I will be at Westercon 64, with bells on. Here’s my schedule, with my own take on the subjects. Friday @ 2:30 California room History Is Written By The Winners. How much of what we know about bunk history may be wrong and how do we find out? Friday @ 4:00 PM (Crystal […]
Have you ever noticed that belief in The Rapture seems to correlate pretty strongly with an unhealthy interest in the way other people behave, not to mention a certain obliviousness to one’s own behavior? Fred Clark touches on this from time to time both in his brilliant chapter-by-chapter dissection of the Left Behind novels and […]
If you yearn for “coruscating, ravening beams of unstoppable force” (in every color but purple), devious aristocratic intrigue and sexual tension, and high-velocity custard flingers, all combined into a multi-layered universe, check out The Phoenix in Flight.