The Super Hugos by Isaac Asimov My rating: 5 of 5 stars This collection was an outstanding tour of some of the very best science fiction of all time. If you can lay your hands on this book, if you’re a science fiction fan, you really must read it. I have reviewed most of the […]Read more "Book Review: The Super Hugos, Presented by Isaac Asimov"
I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the 12 in 12 Challenge and the Apocalypse Now! Reading Challenge. This story won the 1967 Hugo Award. I cannot tell you how brilliant, and how deeply disturbing, this post-apocalyptic horror story is. I imagine it […]Read more "Story Review: I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison"
“Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman by Harlan Ellison My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the 12 in 12 Challenge. This story won the 1965 Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Short Story. In a dystopian future, the forces of order have managed to gain control over everything, including our time. Lateness is punished […]Read more "Story Review: “Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman by Harlan Ellison"
The Star by Arthur C. Clarke My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the 12 in 12 Challenge. This story won the 1956 Hugo for Best Short Story. This, along with A Case of Conscience by James Blish, is a story from a similar period in which the author confronts the apparent opposition of […]Read more "Story Review: The Star by Arthur C. Clarke"
By James Davis Nicoll You may have been annoyed by recurrent comments from a certain surprisingly flammable Waterloo-region reviewer. He complains about the erasure from SF memory of women writing SF back in the 1970s—but has that reviewer ever bother to name names? Suggest books? I think not. It is time to confront the erasure directly. […]Read more "Fighting Erasure: Women SF Writers of the 1970s, A Through F"
Hurrah! I became a Level 49 Human today and I’m in Chattanooga to celebrate my birthday with my parents. Mom is leveling up to 80 this weekend so we have a shindig planned. Meanwhile! I have a party favor for you. There’s a short story, “The Worshipful Society of Glovers” that came out last year […]Read more "Mary Robinette Kowal: Anatomy of a Story Process"
So this is how we manage work deadlines for my writing. This is the stuff that I’m intending to write & work on up to June of this year. The pink post-its are writing deadlines, and the green post-its are deadlines for my editor. We include the submission deadline at the bottom of the editorial […]Read more "My Work Board for 2018 (So Far)"