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Please note, as a fantasy and science fiction writer, I spend a lot of my time writing things that are really Other--intelligent wolves and giant talking stag-headed ponies, for example. Also angels (fallen and otherwise), hyperintelligent supercolloids, virtual winged dinosaurs, and other stuff. So I...

In yesterday's post, I noted how I wished Rusch had listed her sources in her article. In response, Martin Lewis (ninebelow) linked me the following: Book sales are outperforming the wider economy, according to the latest sales data from Nielsen BookScan. For the eight weeks to...

The reason I say this is a new golden age of short fiction, especially for SF/F writers, is quite simple. There are more markets now than there have been since the brief boom years of the early 1950s. From the podcast markets to on-line markets...

I just stumbled across the BBC's blog on the first 100 days of Barack Obama's presidency and this is the first post I read: Rajini Vaidyanathan: Is all the stress of being president going to Barack Obama's head, quite literally? Several news websites have noted that the...

I saw Taken, the film that assures all over protective and paranoid parents that they are right, last night. It stars a paunchy looking Liam Neeson and is directed by Pierre Morel, whose previous claim to fame is being a cinematographer in the Transporter. Perhaps more...

I am reading Octavia Butler's last book, Fledgling, which I have explained to others as the under-age vampire sex novel. The protagonist of the novel is ten and she is, of course, the vampire having sex. It is not Butler's best book. The vampire sex thing...