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Archive for February, 2008

  1. An Introduction to "Mathralon"  • 
    This past week, I had the privilege of reading my short story “Mathralon” at the U.S. Library of Congress, as part of the “What If… Science Fiction & Fantasy Forum” run by the fabulous Colleen Cahill. Alas, my plans to videotape the event and stick it up on YouTube fell through, but those who are […]
  2. This Thursday: My Reading at the Library of Congress  • 
    My first science fiction short story has just been published, and if you’re in the Washington, DC area, you can see me read it at the Library of Congress this Thursday. The story is called “Mathralon,” and it’s available as part of The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Volume Two, edited by the incomparable […]
  3. How to Help Promote Your Favorite Author  • 
    We often latch on to the authors we love. We realize this is a tough business, and we don’t want them to starve. We want them fat and happy, sitting on cushions stuffed with hundred dollar bills. But what’s the best way to help them? People who aren’t in the writing and publishing business often […]
  4. Building the Perfect User Interface (Part 3)  • 
    We've got the two extremes of User Interface Hell: the world of the benevolent dictator, where your control over your environment is deceptively limited; and the world of ultimate freedom, where you've got so much control that your ability to get anything accomplish is equally limited. Both of those extremes are equally unlivable; and you'll notice that what those futures share in common is a lack of common-sense user interface.