Saturday, August 20, 2005

Writers of the Future Awards

Tonight/last night was the awards ceremony for the Writers of the Future contest -- I was one of this year's winners and in the running for the "Gold Prize". Which is basically more money, more prestige.

I see that WOTF has not updated their website so I am going to politely refrain from scooping them -- I just want you all to know that I *could*. I will let the cat out of the bag to such an extent as to say that winner was not myself. More, I shall not reveal, so there are three other people it could be and I won't tell you.

But I *could*.

I've just returned to my hotel room after an evening of booksigning, and giving an acceptance speech to an audience that included such luminaries as Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Anne McCaffrey, and Frederick Pohl, all names you know if you read any science fiction and fantasy at all. It was quite an experience and I'm very glad to have participated.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Greetings, Earthlings!

I come in peace.

Actually, I come and go, in peace. I'm at a fiction writing workshop for part of this week, so this is me, not posting regularly. Sorry about that, expect to see more of me soonish.

The Christian Science Monitor has an interesting article on The Iraq War and the Politics of Grief.

Gaza pullout resulting in strife -- gee, big surprise there. Soldiers clash with Gaza settlers