Thinking: the problem with space elevators and human passengers is one of safety. It takes a long time to get something high in orbit, and it’s a hell of a high gravity tax to seat all of those people comfortably and safely. So, you knock ’em out, stack ’em like […]
No Clarion this summer. This, of course, is a bummer and a half, but it does mean I can focus on two things: 1) the novel and 2) kicking Jon Cryer’s ass at Malibu. You hear me, Ducky? You and Mulder both, you’re going to eat my dust! Also, this […]
Back in July 2007, I was in Waikiki, waiting for a bunch of people to arrive for a wedding rehearsal dinner. It was a gorgeous evening, not too muggy, just enough moisture in the air to scatter the light and do incredible things to the sunset. I was working on […]
…has it always been like this? Have clients always been an unbelievable pain in the ass? When the first turd merchants slithered out of the primordial muck to sell their wares, did they run into some bastard who said, ‘No, I’m sorry, but these turds aren’t brown enough’?”
“To Plant a Tree,” my Jack London tale of divorce, spacesuits and nanotech canines, got honorable mention in the ol’ Writers of the Future. That’s better than my last entry did. Closer…
Well. I made the Clarion wait list. Now I just have to wait until the 11th to find out how I’m spending my summer vacation.
I’m procrastinating. I’m putting off editing The Right People for an editor who said he’d give it another look if I trimmed it. I’m hovering around 22K, and he wants 16K. This could be tricky. Granted, I’ve brought this beast down from 33K, which is a hell of a thing. […]