Epidode #15 of "ShunnCast" is now available, in which a young boy named Joseph spins a tall tale about angels, warriors, and golden treasure, and all and sundry learn why it's rarely the wisest of ideas to entrust the only copy of your manuscript to someone who doesn't like you.
I might also add that I spend an inordinate amount of time nattering on about Calvados and other brandies.
See also shunncast.
Electronic copies of two more new old stories have gone on sale at Fictionwise this week:
- "Two Paths in the Forest Toulemonde" (Science Fiction Age, 1994)
- "Why I Think I'll Be Staying Home Tonight" (Electric Velocipede, 2004)
The user icon for this entry is taken from the illustration that ran with "Two Paths" on its initial publication in Science Fiction Age over twelve years ago.
I am confirmed as a program participant for L.A.con IV, the 64th World Science Fiction Convention. I don't know yet what I'll be doing on the program, but I will be at the con in Anaheim all five days, from August 23rd to 27th. I hope you will be too. (A lot of people don't like L.A. much, but I love it, as only someone who moved far away as a young child can.)
As a program participant, I get complimentary memberships for me and my wife. But since I had purchased one before getting added to program, I now have one Worldcon membership for sale. It can be yours for $175, which is exactly what I paid for it.
UPDATE: The membership is tentatively spoken for. If this changes, I will post about it again.
I know how much trouble I have getting anything done on days I post in the ol' LiveJournal. So how do the hardcore bloggers manage to get anything else done?
A mystery for the ages.
In a recent Craigslist posting, a dominant male businessman requests a Secretary-like secretary who, in addition to being able to take dictation and a good paddling with equal aplomb, must be discrete.
One presumes that this distinct and differentiated individual will also be discerning and prudent enough to gently inform her new
master boss that the word he's looking for is discreet.