Monthly Archives: November 2009
Am sitting at home watching Andrew Denton’s Elders – he’s interviewing my all-time crush, Clive James.
Writer, thinker, reviewer, humanist, poet, essayist, all-round Renaissance man. He’s seventy years old and smart is so sexy.
“I do the secret thing that writers do: I do nothing … Because it might happen tomorrow.”
“The idea of being dead doesn’t bother me –
My point? My story The Chrysanthemum Bride is up at Fantasy Magazine then … Read more…
The main reason I would like
The Frog Prince
She was never a big fan of the castle pond.
It lay at the fartherest corner, hidden by scrubby shrubs, and gnarly trees that dropped leaves into the nasty brown water. Frog spawn clung to the edges of the pond like an unfashionable
Why? Because they are comfortable. If my feet are happy then the rest of me is relaxed. My brain works better. One of my
This guy’s got it and he’s putting it in the water!! Buzz Lightyear FAIL.
Marshall Payne interviews John Kessel – awesome sauce.
John Kessel has been publishing short fiction since 1978 and since then has gone on to make his mark in the field of SF/F. He won a Nebula Award in 1982 for his novella “Another Orphan,” and more recently (2009) for his novelette “Pride and Prometheus,” a story melding the tales of Jane
Those of you who know me at all well will recall that I have a nodding acquaintance with Nature. That basically means I nod to it as I stand on a verandah with a gin and tonic in my hand, waiting for
Words from the wise once again, Jeff VanderMeer on writerly despair:
Despair is a companion who keeps coming back to you no matter how far you’ve traveled along the path toward a sustainable Booklife. Things go wrong. What you have visualized does not come to pass. That opportunity you thought you had turns to dust. This is most difficult for beginning
Must. Mention. This. Story.
Reading by Numbers by my fellow Clarionite, Aidan Doyle, is over at Fantasy Magazine.
This story has a higher IQ than I do.