A Year in Review: 2017

This has been a busy, busy year for my writing, even if very little of it has been published. I’ve taken my first forays into teaching, sold piles of my self-published books, and attended conventions. In all, it’s been a fantastic time. One piece find publication this year. This one took …

Book Review: Don’t Live for Your Obituary by John Scalzi

John Scalzi’s Don’t Live for Your Obituary is a collection of essays–blog entries really–formed into the loose structure of a book. If you’re familiar with his Whatever blog, you’ll probably recognize a lot of material. I’m not going to go into a lot of details on individual pieces. Scalzi is a …

Macro Monday: Fuzzy Bee With Dust

Look, I know it’s cold out now and nobody cares about the dusty bees. I’m here to tell you that even though it’s not dusty bee season, those bees are still important. And that dust? Yeah, that’s pretty important, too. So here are some pictures of some bees I got …

Review: The Trials of Solomon Parker

The Trials of Solomon Parker by Eric Scott Fischl is a “What would happen if you could go back and fix your mistakes?” book which succeeds when it breaks away from the expected pattern for such a book. Which it does. A lot. It succeeds a lot. Maybe it’s just …

Macro Monday: Burdock

Burdock grasps out with its hook-claws, purply mass exploding in a flurry of velcro-like abominations. I like the photo, though. Almost makes my plague of burdock bearable. *burrs claw at every surface of my body* *burrs dig hooks deep into my soul* *I am burrs* In other news! My class …

Macro Monday: Bees in Helsinki

Well, WorldCon was an incredible success. It was an exhausting, fun adventure that I look forward to repeating as long as it isn’t any time soon oh wow I’m really tired. I met some great people and ate some excellent food, including a super-fancy buffet where they just keep bringing …

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 …