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I laughed a bit when I read this: The cash bonuses announced today will be paid in March and April. About 8.7 million workers will get a lump sum tax-free bonus, depending on their annual income. Those earning up to $80,000 a year will receive $950, those earning...

It's strange, how having finished the four books in Butler's collection, Seed to Harvest, how much I think collecting them was a mistake. Part of it has to do with the time the books were written, and the fact that these never correspond with how the...

From Deb Layne, the publisher of Wheatland Press: I have emailed a more detailed announcement of this to authors and others affected by the news, but I thought I had better post it here myself before it hits the blogosphere from some other source. Due to current...

In the writing and editing circles of the net, the majority of this morning's conversation is about the closure of Realms of Fantasy. John Updike died too, but no one seems particularly concerned over this. I figure the Updike is due, in part, to a lot...

For today's Australia Day, I am reading a copy of Octavia Butler's third novel, Survivor. I was a little confused earlier when I said Wild Seed was her first book; turns out it is the fifth, but is the first in her series that is...

Tolkien: The Lord of The Mines - Or A Comparative Study Between Mining During the Third Age of Middle-Earth by Dwarves and Mining During Our Age by Men (or Big-People) Abstract J.R.R. Tolkien described an entire Age of history in his main opus, The Lord of...