Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Word is going around that Anne McCaffrey has died. What can I say... I was nine when I started reading Pern (the Dragonriders omnibus from the Science Fiction Book Club!), and it forever altered the way I view books--not to mention the way genres can (and should) be warped and juxtaposed. Above all, though, her stories took me to a different place when I really needed to go there. Thanks, Anne.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
One of my favorite writers working today, Brian Francis Slattery, recorded an album. In it, he and his band interpret excerpts from his brilliant post-collapse novel, Liberation. Friggin' awesome. And it might just be enough to hold me over until his new book, Lost Everything, comes out in April.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Clarkesworld Magazine has a new nonfiction editor, and I am it (unless I'm dreaming or something, which wouldn't surprise me). Seriously, I feel incredibly honored, and I'll be doing my best to expand the scope of Clarkesworld's nonfiction while staying true to the magazine's award-winning integrity and awesomeness. Publisher Neil Clarke has a few words on the subject in his announcement today.
Okay, now back to pinching myself.
My review of Lulu, the morbidly anticipated collaboration between Lou Reed and Metallica, is up at The A.V. Club. Commenters are going nuts. Rock may be dead, but at least its corpse is alive with hosts of vermin scouring it clean.