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Archive for December, 2007

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  1. William Gibson’s “Spook Country”  • 
    William Gibson has said many times in interviews that he knew very little about computers when he wrote his groundbreaking, genre-spawning novel Neuromancer. And yet somehow, all the way back in 1984 he managed to not only anticipate things like Internet culture and wetware, but to understand them better than many of us do even […]
  2. End-of-Year Miscellany  • 
    So I’m in Houston, Texas right now for a big ol’ reunion of my wife’s family. Somewhere around 30 people in all whose political views span the spectrum between rabid leftists and rabid rightists. Actually, that’s incorrect. There really is no spanning of the spectrum; just a bunch of folks hanging out on each end […]
  3. On DeepGenre: What Works on an Author Website?  • 
    Today on DeepGenre, I’ve posted a little article asking for reader and book-buyer feedback on author websites, in particular SF author websites. Quick excerpt: So my question today is this: what do you find useful on an author’s website? I think we can all agree that excerpts help, and at the very least, having a […]
  4. Mini-Essay on the Internet and Publishing on SF Signal  • 
    I’ve got a mini-essay (three paragraphs) up today in the new “Mind Meld” feature of SF Signal. The question was about how the Internet has impacted publishing and the author’s ability to sell more books. Quick excerpt: But even more important, the Internet has allowed me to keep in touch with readers during the (too […]
  5. No Country for the Coen Brothers  • 
    An ordinary guy finds a suitcase full of thousand dollar bills. There’s no one around. Instead of going to the cops, the guy figures it’s his lucky day and takes the money. Which works just dandy until the big bad motherfuckers who own the suitcase decide to come looking for it. You’ve seen that film […]
  6. An Inside Look at the Copy Editing Process  • 
    If you're at all interested in the copy editing process that a novel goes through before it sees print, you might find this interesting. Here's a conversation I just had this morning with my copy editor, Deanna Hoak, about a sentence in my upcoming book "MultiReal."
  7. The Plot to Understand Second Life  • 
    Last night I had the privilege of attending a reading and interview of renowned science fiction author Paul Levinson in support of his book "The Plot to Save Socrates" on Second Life. And after attending Paul's Second Life event, I can now officially say I don't get it.
  8. Peter Watts Praises “MultiReal”  • 
    I had been planning to unveil this news at a later time closer to the book’s July release date. But I just browsed to the Amazon page for MultiReal and saw that the news is already out. So no use waiting. Peter Watts, Hugo Award-nominated author of Blindsight and the Rifters Trilogy (Starfish, Maelstrom, and […]
  9. Behold, the New ISP  • 
    If you're reading this article, then that means that you're now viewing my blog at its new home of Bluehost.com. I've taken the opportunity of moving the blog to make a number of changes.
  10. Switching ISPs  • 
    I've switched ISPs. Which means I've moved the whole blog (not to mention my personal website, my Infoquake website, my John Barth website, and my wife's website) over to new servers. Things might be rocky for a few days until all the redirects are ironed out.

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