Worldcon Schedule

The final WorldCon 75 schedule is out, and there are some changes from the previous version. Good stuff all around, though, so here: Worldcon August 9-13 in Helsinki, Finland Friday, August 11 10:00-11:00 Artificial Intelligence in Real Life 12:00-13:00 Cyberpunk and Computing Advances in Science Saturday, August 12 20:00-21:00 Paranoia in a Surveillance Society Sunday, … Read more

All Things Anew

Those paying attention might notice that this ye olde website has changed. It’s no longer eichenblog.org, and now lands under the exceedingly bland anthonyeichenlaub.com. One reason for the change is that I do very little blogging these days. The bulk of my writing is short stories and novels. Blogging cuts into this time. I still … Read more

City of Miracles by Robert Jackson Bennett

City of Miracles by Robert Jackson Bennett comes out May 2nd, and if you’re not reading it by May 3rd I’m going to scowl at you SO HARD. This book is a kind of James Bond fantasy but with emotionally impactful action and a whole lot of depth. Nothing wrong with pure escapism, of course, but this … Read more

7 Things to Know About Belize

I had no idea what I was getting into when we picked Belize as our next family vacation spot. How was I to know that it involved chumming the ocean and then throwing my wife and kid out to swim with the sharks? Was there some way to predict the 100F temperatures in the jungle? … Read more

7 Considerations for the Early Spring Landscape

When the weather warms, as it does, sometimes we like to venture out into the mushy remains of our early spring landscape.

Burrs in the early spring landscape
Every time I see these I sing the Hamilton soundtrack now

*gets mauled by squirrels*

SO! Sometimes when the weather gets nice, we like to look at the spring landscape from the safety of our homes, WHERE THERE ARE NO STARVING SQUIRRELS. We can at least look out there and see what shame the melting snow has revealed.

Here are some tips for managing the Spring landscape. Follow at your own risk.

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Dr. Potter’s Medicine Show by Eric Scott Fischl

Dr. Potter's Medicine ShowDr. Potter’s Medicine Show by Eric Scott Fischl is the kind of story you should read while chugging cheap whiskey straight from the bottle and cussing up a storm. It’s an intense ride full of alchemy, death, and violence.

Sometimes it’s nice to read a book with villains who are easy to hate. This book fills the need and then some. With truly evil-but-in-interesting-ways antagonists and deeply flawed protagonists, it tends to get a touch dark, but don’t worry! Just when you think it’s dark, it’ll

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