It’s been a hectic couple of weeks for me. I had two conferences, one presentation, a board of directors meeting, plus the usual work and family obligations. Throw in a car wreck (I was rear-ended - thankfully neither my son nor I was seriously hurt) and hectic really doesn’t apply anymore. At least one of the conferences was in New Orleans and that was lots of fun, in spite of missing my family quite a bit. One note – Bourbon Street really is tourist hell, thankfully I went beyond and got a better sense of the city, though I didn’t get the chance to get out to the areas devastated by Katrina – I was on the high ground.
Anyway, on to the links…
- Paolo Bacigalupi asks if fiction writers should write about politics (and answers). John Scalzi has a great post about why writers should (if they want). I’m reminded about the recent SF Signal Mind Meld that covered the subject and my participation. Interesting stuff, though I think we can all agree that the election bullshit is becoming tiresome.
- Malazan Empire has a fancy new forum – their old one ran out of room.
- I’ll mention it again – FantasyBookSpot is now Bookspot Centeral. Hopefully I’ll find time to update at least some of my old links to reviews I’ve done over there now that they are dead.
- I’ve posted it elsewhere, but it still makes me laugh (remember, I am a Geologist).