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  1. MySpace Spam or Clever Marketing?  • 
    In case some of you are wondering why your MySpace Friends lists are suddenly exploding, here’s why: I’ve been going crazy with MySpace promotion over the past few weeks. Despite my misgivings about MySpace (which mainly have to do with the site’s design, functionality and usability — not its general purpose), I’m attempting to make […]
  2. WorldCon Wrapup  • 
    A few more tidbits, shoutouts, and callouts from the WorldCon festivities in Anaheim: I was really hoping Tobias Buckell would turn out to be an asshole, considering that he’s smart, talented, funny, and successful. But alas, my hopes were thwarted, and he happens to be a great guy. I proved conclusively that I am The […]
  3. WorldCon Mid-Convention Report  • 
    It’s generally a good thing to have a niche in any field. I would have loved to be the Dark, Cool Mysterious SF Writer like Neal Stephenson, or the Dapper, Quick-Witted Handsome SF Writer like Neil Gaiman. But it seems like if there’s any niche I’m destined for, it’s the SF Writer Who Does Dumb […]
  4. Prepping for WorldCon  • 
    I am busily preparing to get on a plane tomorrow and fly to Anaheim, California for the WorldCon convention. I’m going to attempt to blog from the con once or twice, but it’s certainly possible I’ll be too busy drinking in the bar to get around to it. For those who want to know where […]
  5. More “Infoquake” Reviews, LJ Talk Show, Coming Appearances  • 
    The latest news about "Infoquake," including a rave review in Intergalactic Medicine Show, an interview on LiveJournal, and more exclusive material up on the website.
  6. Robert Charles Wilson’s “Spin”  • 
    This is the absolute wrong time to be posting a review of Robert Charles Wilson’s Spin. If I wanted to be timely, I should have read the book in early 2005 when it first came out. Or I should have read it in the weeks leading up to the voting deadline for the Hugo Award […]
  7. From First to Final Draft: A Case Study  • 
    [Note: I generally try not to cross-post entries between this blog and the DeepGenre group blog I belong to. But in this case, I’m making an exception. Feel free to read and respond to this entry on DeepGenre instead.] This weekend, I did something that’s guaranteed to strike fear in the heart of even the […]
  8. Greasemonkeying with Reality  • 
    Stephen Colbert had an amusing rant the other week about how the world is turning into a wiki. Everybody has the power to edit reality, said Colbert. If you don’t like the way the world works, just log in to Wikipedia and change it. He’s almost right. If you don’t like the way the world […]
  9. Pyr Panel and DeepGenre Reading at WorldCon  • 
    Attention, WorldCon attendees: your agenda on Friday afternoon, August 25, at 2:30 p.m. has been set. My editor, Lou Anders, will be holding a panel on the future of the Pyr imprint, and it promises to be a rollicking good time for all. Feast your eyes on this list of Pyr authors that will be […]
  10. Why Does MySpace Suck So Badly?  • 
    In an effort to spread the word about my book "Infoquake," I've been experimenting with MySpace. MySpace is an abomination. Nothing works. The things that do work are poorly designed and shoddily implemented.

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