Archive for April, 2009

Reviews and Blogs

April 30, 2009

This week’s review is up at Suite101 — it’s Black Static 10. And having promised myself that I wasn’t going to blog today, writing the review spun off into the first of two blogs, this one only tangentially to do with the review. More on that tomorrow.


New Blog at Suite101

April 29, 2009

I’m back in the old routine at Suite101.

The 2008 Nebula Awards

April 28, 2009

Blog posting on an the latest Nebula results and comments at Suite101

Guest Blog — Karina Fabian: Songs About Me

April 27, 2009

This was originally going to be posted at Suite101, but their formatting is so awful that it was embarassing. So Karina Fabian’s guest blog is here instead…

Karina Fabian -author of Magic, Mensa and Mayhem  -featuring Vern the Dragon PI — and editor of Infinite Space, Infinite God, and Leaps of Faith writes: 

We’ve got songs about soldiers and coal miners, newsmen and even people who work in video stores–but are there any songs out there about writers? I haven’t found one yet, but when I heard Trace Adkins singing, "Songs about Me," which is about country singers, I realized I could make this song about me.

So I did.
"Stories About Me"
Lyrics by Karina Fabian
Original song by Trace Adkins.
I met a guy on the red eye
He spotted my laptop
and said what do you do?
I said, I write for a living,
Science fiction mixed
With fantasy, mystery, too
He said I’m sorry
but I’ve never been crazy
’bout that mages and raygun and alien stuff
What ever made you want to write things like that?
I just looked at him and laughed and said

’cause they’re stories ’bout me
and who I could be

stories about timeships and spaceflights
and dragons and swordfights
and villains and gods
yeah they’re all just
stories about me
stories about me

So I offered him a novel
I said you’ll see what I mean
if you read that tonight
he said I doubt you’ll change my opinion
I’ll be kind of busy, but hey, I just might

Then later on as my signing went on
with books and talks and thanks-a-lots
I saw him, he was standing there
in front of my table
and he said
hey, you were right
it was like you wrote those

stories about me
and who I could be
songs about truth and right living
and friendships and giving and heroes and God
yeah they’re all just
stories about me
stories about me

So I’ll just keep on writing
until I whole world’s reading all those

stories about me
and who I’d be
stories about magic and high-tech
and friends who’ll risk their necks and heroes and God
yeah they’re all just
stories about me
stories about me

The Long Walk

April 26, 2009

New blog posting up at Suite101

To Blog Or Not To Blog?

April 25, 2009

Yea, verily is the question!

The Way The Future Was

April 24, 2009

I had a few problems posting it, but today’s blog, celebrating the alternate future can be found at Suite101

Today’s Non-Blog Is…

April 23, 2009

…a little morsel over at Suite101

First Reactions to the Swimming Kangaroo Books

April 22, 2009

Posted over at Suite101.

Swimming Kangaroo Takes Time Out

April 21, 2009

On Monday, I received some unexpected news from the publisher of Future Bristol. I’m writing my own reaction to it, which I’ll post tomorrow. Meanwhile, the message is here