Snowmageddon? 5

So the TV is on and my friencd just turned it to Syfy and Snowmageddon. I think the movie is already in progress. I don’t think it matters. A giant snowball just blew up a school bus and decapitated Santa. LIVEBLOGGING COMMENCES. (If only we’d started drinking. Damnit.) 1358: Commercials. A tiny woman is watching a ...

Dear Santa ’14 1

It’s that time of year when people are asking about wish lists and stuff, so here it is. Just like last year, the best present you can give me is to buy my books, love them, and review them! Gift certificates to the Alamo Drafthouse, Saint Harridan, Brooks Brothers, and Kiva Rum horchata from Minhas Distillery ...

[Fiction] Midnight Baking

It is 11:37 in the dark of night. The hour of yeasting. Sian’s sprawled across her brand new reclining sofa, only just bought from Sofa Mart by way of a downright predatory loan because she wanted to own leather furniture for once in her goddamn life and had already decided to be buried with it. ...

[Guest Post] Daniel Ausema on Steampunk

[Guest Post] Daniel Ausema on Steampunk
When I talk to some people, the word steampunk conjures images of comedies of error and high society members speaking loftily of their exploits and adventures, the latest in airships and steam-cars and gossip. Nothing wrong with that, but it’s certainly far from encompassing the full breadth of the genre. Several years ago, on a ...

Lightspeed and UNICEF UK

Lightspeed and UNICEF UK
Just in case you hadn’t heard yet: I HAVE A STORY IN LIGHTSPEED AW YEAH HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW I’m in a TOC with NK Jemisin. I’m in a TOC with NK Jemisin. MY HEART CANNOT HANDLE THIS. Anyway. Whew. Deep breaths. Yes. The Tell Me There Will Be No Pain is in December’s issue ...

iTunes did a weird thing

I added a bunch of new music to iTunes lately (not bought from the store) and a bunch of songs started doing this weird thing where somewhere between 90 and 30 seconds from the end, the song would just skip to the next. Which was super aggravating. I tried deleting the songs and reimporting, which ...

Strange Horizons needs our help!

Strange Horizons is doing their annual fund drive. They have less than five days left, and need at least another $3000 to keep providing wonderful fiction, poetry, and reviews. Plus you get prizes! Awesome, right? I admit I’m biased, since they’ve bought two of my stories. Which because Strange Horizons is awesome, are available to be ...

[Movie] Nightcrawler 1

What if it’s not that I don’t understand people, but that I don’t like them? Nightcrawler is… unsettling. But not in the same way as, say, Filth. It’s the kind of movie that makes you cringe into your seat in the theater, because there are awkward things, and things that go on that just are profoundly wrong, and you ...

[Movie] Interstellar 2

I imagine a lot of people have been comparing Interstellar to 2001: A Space Odyssey. It’s not a bad comparison to consider, though Interstellar is definitely rather more action-oriented than 2001. Interstellar touches on a lot of similar themes, like the vastness of space versus the fragility of human life, man’s relationship with the greater cosmos, and the spiritual and ...

Help me find someone from MileHiCon!

Had a great time at MileHiCon, and talked to a lot of people. One of them is a mud logger, who gave me his e-mail address… which I promptly lost. Mr. Mud Logger, I’m sorry! Please contact me, I feel like such a jerk. Otherwise MHC was awesome. My favorite panel was definitely the Greatest ...