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Fuck me, but it's April already. I feel as if I haven't done enough and as if I have been working pretty much non-stop for the past four months. Last night, however, I went out with my cousin and we drank Inca Kola, which looked like...

Just so it's clear, "Fuck off!" is not an acceptable response to people criticizing you, but oh, it is funny. The link there leads to a very funny moment of self destruction by a self published author after responding to a pretty minor review of her...

Dear Jon Bon Jovi, I am writing to you with a proposal that I think you will find most engaging. It concerns one of your earlier songs, 'You Give Love a Bad Name' from the mid nineteen eighties, and the lyrics that are contained within, specifically...

I read this interesting article about Earth Hour today, an event that left me scratching my head a little: Like George Marshall, founder of the Climate Outreach Information Network and the author of Carbon Detox and the blog climatedenial.org, I think Earth Hour is "one of...

On Strange Horizons, there is a review of Sprawl, edited by Alisa Krasnostein. In 2009, a novel entitled The Slap occasioned considerable hand-wringing and chest-thumping within certain literary circles, a chorus which reached its crescendo when the book was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize...

It's a hard life, being an author and making money. There are a lot of people who will promise you a lot, and never deliver, and on big and small levels, once you start getting published, you are going to run into it. It's unfortunate,...

Finished writing a short story, which was a nice break from the book I'm writing. Some days I wonder about all the wisdom of doing this, of writing and struggling, writing and struggling. I mean, I love the writing, but my love of the business...

N. sent me a link to this graphic about science fiction movements today and it's utterly brilliant: The full thing is huge, and details the historical formation of the speculative fiction genre, drawing from authors such as Mark Twain, T.H. White, and films like Star Wars...