September 14th, 2009


[links] Link salad says, oh no, Monday again?

Suspending Disbelief — A reader reacts to District 9 and Mainspring Powell's | Amazon thb | Barnes & Noble | Borders | Audible ].

Literary map of San Francisco — From Strange Maps.

An old ad for PT Barnum's circus — Buried deep in the text is a reference to "Comic automaton clowns", which is a story title if I've ever heard one. The whole thing is very strange, in a fun way. (Note, link goes to a .pdf download.)

'You lie!' yeller Rep. Joe Wilson tells truth about GOPers' fringe — The real problem is that 'fringe' is the core of the GOP, not some weird edge.

?otD: How many parts of speech can the word 'clown' be used as?

Body movement: 15 minutes of stretching and meditation, 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.0
This morning's weigh-in: 228.0
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine

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[publishing] My 2009 bibliography, first cut

Here's a tentative update to my bibliography for 2009. This may not be completely exhaustive, and obviously, forthcoming work may slip into 2010 in some cases.


"Golden Pepper"; Flash Fiction Online; February, 2009
"On the Human Plan"; Lone Star Stories; February, 2009
"Witness to the Fall"; Crime Spells, ed. Martin H. Greenberg and Loren Coleman, DAW; February, 2009
Escapement; Tor Books; April, 2009 [mass market paperback release]
"Rolling Steel: A Pre-Apocalyptic Love Story" (with Shannon Page); Clarkesworld; April, 2009
"To Stone" (with Shannon Page); Morrigan eZine, May, 2009
Green; Tor Books; June, 2009 [trade hardback release]
"Leopard"; Jim Baen's Universe, June, 2009
"To Raise a Mutiny Betwixt Yourselves"; The New Space Opera 2, ed. Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan, Eos Books; June, 2009 [Sunspin continuity]
"People of Leaf and Branch"; Fantasy; June, 2009 [Green continuity]
"Black Heart, White Mourning"; Grant's Pass, ed. Jennifer Brozek and Amanda Pillar, Morrigan Books; August, 2009
"In the Forests of the Night"; Metatropolis, ed. John Scalzi, Subterranean Press; August, 2009
"Tale of the Poet and the Dog"; Japanese Dreams, ed. Sean Wallace, Prime Books; Summer, 2009
"An Elderly Pirate Recalls the Death of Love"; Electric Velocipede Issue 17/18
"Red Dirt Kingdoms"; Realms of Fantasy, October, 2009
Madness of Flowers; Night Shade Books; October, 2009


"Bone Island" (with Shannon Page); Interzone
"Bringing the Future Home"; Global Warming Aftermaths, ed. Eric T. Reynolds, Hadley Rille Books
"Chain of Stars"; Subterranean [Mainspring continuity]
Death of a Starship; MonkeyBrain Books
"Human Error"; Interzone [prequel to "The Sky That Wraps the World Round, Past the Blue and Into the Black"]
"In the Emperor's Garden" (with Shannon Page); Fantasy
"Last Drink Bird Head"; Last Drink Bird Head, ed. Jeff vanderMeer; Ministry of Whimsy Press
"Looking for Truth in a Wild Blue Yonder" (with Ken Scholes);
"Shedding Skin; Or How the World Came to Be"; Shimmer (Clockwork Jungle Issue)
"The Starship Mechanic" (with Ken Scholes);

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[writing] Progress on the sekrit projekt

One and a half hours on the Sekrit Projekt today, plus time spent on other writing related program activities. Tomorrow is Fireside Writers', which means I'll get some more time plugged in. Wednesday, zellandyne arrives, and Thursday, calendula_witch arrives, so after tomorrow my writing time will become less stable for a while. But for all the best reasons!

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[photos] A bit more of the past emerges

the_child recently uncovered a box of photos and negatives stretching back to 1965 or 1966. Hence a few of my recent scans. Tonight she and I had dinner with lillypond, a/k/a my sister, to hand over the goodies, as lillypond is a much more serious photographer than I, has a better scanner, and makes a fairly significant hobby out of digitizing archival family material.

So here's an old photo of two of my high school friends, hanging in a Choate dorm room back in fourth form. Pretty sure it's not my room, but given who's in the photo, we were probably playing blue box D&D. I give you A— F— and jtdiii Collapse )

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