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  1. On DeepGenre: Building Character(s)  • 
    On the group blog DeepGenre today, I tackle the question of building characters. Specifically, how do you build three-dimensional, believable characters in your stories? I compare building characters to the art of additive sculpture.
  2. Balticon 42 Wrapup  • 
    Chaos and science fiction conventions go together like rum and Coke. Which makes Balticon 42 about 180 proof. But hey, just because Balticon was chaotic and organizationally challenged in places doesn't mean it wasn't fun.
  3. Publishers Weekly Praises “MultiReal”  • 
    The first outside review of "MultiReal" is in, from Publishers Weekly. Overall, it's an excellent review, with PW saying "MultiReal itself is firmly established as one of the most fascinating singularity technologies in years."
  4. On SF Signal: Scientific Accuracy in Stories  • 
    SF Signal's excellent Mind Meld column today asks a variety of science fiction authors whether we have an obligation to be scientifically accurate in our stories. My response is a qualified "no."
  5. Balticon 42 Schedule  • 
    Yes, this weekend I'll be at Balticon 42, Baltimore's premier science fiction convention. I'll be on panels and giving a reading from "MultiReal." Read the article for my schedule, along with the descriptions from the pocket schedule.
  6. Final Front and Back Cover for “MultiReal”  • 
    I've been told that "MultiReal" has finally gone to the printers. I've got a PDF of the whole thing, and man, does it look stunning. Read the article to see the final front and back cover and download the PDF of the cover.
  7. Do the Blurbs Sell the Book?  • 
    Do author blurbs, advance praise, and review snippets on a book's cover or first page actually sell more books? And if so, how and why?
  8. Dr. Seuss, Political Scientist  • 
    Amazon.com today suggested that since I purchased or rated books by Dr. Seuss, I might also enjoy "The Politics of Inequity in Developing Countries" by one Philip Nel.
  9. State of Technological Dissatisfaction  • 
    The human condition is this: we're restless and dissatisfied, and that drives our constant technological innovation. Which explains why I'm so irritated I can't sync my Firefox profiles between computers without hassle.
  10. “MultiReal” Podcast Chapters 1-5 Now Available  • 
    This weekend, I've posted the audio podcast of "MultiReal" chapters 2-5, as read by yours truly. Now the entire first section of the book (titled "Lessons Learned") is available for free download in MP3, Windows Media, and Ogg Vorbis formats.

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