Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Road To Hell

I know I said I was going to post more frequently and have this flood of new material, but something came up that has had me preoccupied for a while. I can't talk about it now, but maybe in a month I'll spill the beans.

So I'm going to try to write some catch-up posts here in the next few days. "Out of the Vault" may even make a return appearance; I had a lot of plans for that, but then I made a poor choice of books to feature, and have just not had anything to say about it.

The big news right now: "No Love for the Middleman" is up right now at Strange Horizons. This is the first story I've sold that does not star Digger (although it is in the same world--Digger is even mentioned a few times). For the folks visiting from Strange Horizons, welcome. If you liked "No Love for the Middleman," you might also like "Astromonkeys" and "Double-Secret Weapon," both appearing in Baen's Universe ("Astromonkeys" can also be heard free on Escape Pod). And if you like giant monsters, you might take a look at Daikaiju! 3: Giant Monsters vs. the World, which contains, among many others, "Out of His League," a tale of Digger vs. Something Really Big.

So go, read, enjoy, and I'll clean things up around here and make them more presentable.

Friday, May 02, 2008

God Hates My Mother-In-Law

She watches two (2) shows a week, both on the same night--Survivor and Lost. And it seems like every Thursday for at least the last two months has had some kind of severe weather alert, so that there's always a weather graphic on-screen and the breaks are always full of cut-ins by the weather guys showing radar images and saying, "It's not serious yet, but we're cutting in to tell you it might be." In fact, Lost was completely preempted last night because of tornado coverage.

Seriously, every Thursday. I'm sure she thinks it's like this all the time anymore, because that's all she ever sees.