February 17th, 2009


New anthology now live!

My friend prof_brotherton a.k.a. Professor Mike Brotherton, also known as the science fiction writer Mike Brotherton, who is the heart and the guiding hand of the NASA-sponsored astronomy workshop for writers in Laramie, WY (I was privileged to attend that last year, and those of you who want to know more can read up the account on my
blog, the summary of the week is here.

Mike has put together an online anthology of stories which are based on real, honest-to-goodness science and astronomy. The antho is now live, and it contains stories by such writers as maryrobinette (the recipient of the 2008 Campbell award), davidlevine, Geoffrey Landis, and a stellar line-up of other writers, including a contribution by yours truly (a rare outing, because I don't often write either short stories or pure science fiction, but that's how inspiring Launchpad was. So there.)

So if you want to read some cool new stories that will also leave you better informed about life, the Universe (literally) and everything, go swing by and take a look.

Oh, and Mike is now taking applications for Launchpad 2009. If you remotely think you might qualify, I would encourage you to rush in your application now. I can guarantee you a mind-blowing experience if you should be so fortunate as to get in.
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Couple of items of potential interest...

There's a giveaway contest for Cybermage currently running here - go grab it.

And for those of you in the general area - and I do mean anywhere from Seattle up, if you're that way inclined - there's this, and it should be absolutely awesome, and I would love to see friendly faces there - and in particular if you have kids or have kids who belong to other people but to whose attention you might wish to bring the event. Tesla coils! Live! In action! Come see the fun, and the power! (I plan on a secret door prize, too. Just so as you know. So come on, roll up, one and all!)

For those who remained behind in Pasco, I will be doing a library event in one of the local libraries in April - venue and precise time still to be finalised, but I will be posting it here. Keep it in mind!

(oh, and if you feel like looking for MORE of my stuff to read online, there's a new essay up for your enjoyment - and while you're over at Interstitial Arts, take a look around the rest of the site, too. There's some great material there.)

Off to the pile of bills on my desk now...