Archive for September, 2012

[Insert Beatles earworm here]

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Sunrise this morning was deeply incredible. The photos from my little Canon don’t even begin to do the colors justice–there were mauves and oranges and golds, and clouds lit up from the inside like star-nursery nebulas incandescent in the depths of time. There were broad red rays of light, clearly visible through the air, streamered [...]

They will softly and silently vanish away…

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Sarah Monette and my Lovecraft-in-Space story “Boojum” is reprinted and free online at Lightspeed now. Additionally, there’s an interview with the two of us, by Erin Stocks. That is all.

Physicists of Titanium and Blooms of Shoggoth

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Excelsior! Prime Books will be publishing my new short story collection, Shoggoths in Bloom, on November 15th. The pre-order page is here. It contains both of my Hugo winning stories, “Shoggoths in Bloom” and “Tideline” (which also won the Sturgeon award) as well as a bunch of other stuff, all previously uncollected and post-The Chains [...]

This is a dangerous technology.

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Scott made rosemary-scented chicken and rice soup for dinner tonight (verdict: delicious), but after our workout I was possessed with the desire for chocolate cake. Curiously (or perhaps directly antecedent to my craving) our friend Fade had just pointed me to this recipe for make-in-a-mug chocolate cake. Reader, I was dubious. Reader, it works. (Yes, [...]

Riding the lightning–

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Specifically, I just finished recording a Titanium Physicists podcast with host Dr. Ben Tippett, Dr. Amanda Bauer, and Zach Weiner, which was about the most fun you can have without attending grad school. The topic was the physics of lightning, and not only did I learn a ton (Amanda is studying lightning on other planets [...]

Mythic places, mythic beasts….

Monday, September 10th, 2012

The trees of Fangorn Forest have come to Isengard: (It’s actually Willow River State Park in Wisconsin, and a smokestack in the distance, but don’t tell.) And here’s a photo of my friend and frequent coauthor Sarah Monette, pushing her luck with a Tyrannosaur. She is not eaten by the eels at this time. (That’s [...]

Another gorgeous day in Wisconsin.

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Last night, Scott and I went for a 7.4 mile hike through the Willow River State Park, which was not particularly strenuous except one rather stiff uphill, and very lovely–especially the waterfalls, and the overlook along the river valley above them. I did not bring my camera, so no photos except this one, which I [...]

A lot of publications.

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

First, there’s a new episode of the Hugo-award-winning podcast, SF Squeecast! Episode 15, live from ConVergence #2, Electric Boogaloo! is now live. It features Special Guest Lois! McMaster! Bujold! talkin about Bat Bombs, Paul Cornell talking about Pattern Recognition, Lynne Thomas talking about the 7th Doctor, and me talking about Ian Tregillis. In other Lynne [...]

Worldcon, Worldcon, Worldcon, Squeecast, Worldcon.

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

So. I have survived Chicago and am safe back at my dear Mr. Lynch’s place in western Wisconsin. And as you may have heard by now, the SF Squeecast both did a live recording (with Sarah Monette and Jay Lake as guests) and won a Hugo. photo credit: I had an amazing con, despite [...]