What an excellent day for an exorcism

Oh my god, that fucking Exorcist ad at SCIFI.com is going to drive me insane!

What an excellent day for an exorcism.”

Argh! What an excellent day to turn off my fucking speakers and disable java on my PC! That’s really good advertising man — I didn’t particularly care about the movie either way, but now this ad has made me want to avoid seeing the movie just out of spite.

But on the downside, it’s made me want to avoid visiting SCI FICTION.

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News Skim Comics

Worth reading for the riff on The Shawshank Redemption… and for the epic battle between presidential hopefuls Redemopublicratican candidate Morgan Freeman and and Green Party candidate Godzilla. Brilliant stuff!

News Skim Comics

Thanks to Marc Laidlaw for bringing this to my attention (via
the Nightshade Message Board). I reproduce the link here for your amusement.

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Noreason Four (Worldcon)

I’ve received some concerned emails lately regarding my attendance at this year’s Worldcon. Never fear, I’m still going despite the program coordinators having incurred my divine wrath. I’ve already paid for my membership, so I’m going unless some disaster strikes.

Since I’m panelless, I don’t know where I’ll be at any given time, but chances are, I’ll be spending some time in the dealer’s room at the F&SF table. I’ll also stop by some of the other tables I’m affiliated with, like Locus and Amazing Stories — I’m not sure who will be having a presence there.

If you want some sort of guide as to when you can find me: chances are, if Gordon is on a panel, I’ll be in the dealer’s room. See how that works?

I’ll post updates whenever new information is available. Does anyone know when the final program schedule will be available?

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Hot Slush Pile Pics! Click Here!

As requested, a picture of the slush pile.  It’s much
larger now than it normally is since I was on vacation, but it’s not as big as
it was when I first got back to work. 

A 12" box fan was included for a sense of scale.

Could be worse, right?  Imagine what
it’s like at those places that have three month long response times.

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The Wrath of Slushaloth

Damn it, there *is* a panel on audiobooks, at least on the “very tenative Noreascon program.”

Sunday, 10:30 AM: About Audio Books

Yeah, I guess they don’t need the Locus audiobook reviewer to be on that panel.


Well, it doesn’t say who actually *is* on it (none of the panels have the panelists listed yet), but I know *I’m* not since they sent me my rejection notice. (See, even Lord Slushaloth gets rejected.)

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Blog Organization

Made some minor adjustments to the blog.

(1) Consolidated the outside URLs to separate pages rather than listing them all in the left-hand column.

(2) Included a link to a “home” page, which is like my business card online. I’ll update that with any new sales or publications instead of trying to keep both that and the blog up to date. I’ll still post an announcment to the blog when something new is out, but I removed the list of freelance articles from the left-hand column.

(3) Added pages with some favorite books and movies. See the main navigation links at the top of the left-hand column. I hope to expand on those entries at some point, perhaps discuss some of the books and films and why I like them so much, but as of now, they’re just lists of my favorites. Hey, writers are always trying to figure out my tastes, so that might help. Considering I work in short fiction, perhaps I should post a list of favorite short stories. Hrm. Oh well, I’ll put it on my to-do list.

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