Today’s Macro Monday shows some raindrops on one of the flowers in the bush next to my apartment. I’d been hoping to get something with drops of water, in the
tradition of Chuck Wendig, and finally got my chance.
So you have heard the news by now. SF Signal, one of the premier Science Fiction websites, is closing down after twelve years.
I will miss it, not least because I was part of it for its last five years of its run. In April 2011, I stepped out onto the SF Signal stage with a review of THE FALLEN BLADE by Jon Courtnay Grimwood. More
than three hundred reviews, articles, and Mind Melds later, I closed out the Mind Meld feature with the last mind meld, on Weapons in SF/F.. In between, I talked about everything from books to Silk Road Fantasy, to my Roll Perception
Plus Awareness column on roleplaying games in genre.
As Andrea said on her own goodbye post , I Blossomed at SF Signal. Where that portion
of my work will go, I don’t know. In the meantime, I am a co host on Skiffy and Fanty, and a member of SFF Audio. SF Signal may have passed Into the West, but its legacy,
and what I learned there, will live on.
Ave Atque Vale, SF Signal.
One of the fun things about the macro lens, like a magnifying glass, in that it produces images of the small, sometimes producing miniature worlds you never suspected existed.
There is a clump of moss on the culvert of the drain right outside my patio door. From afar, its a clump of green. Up close…