Rest in Peace, the Greatest of All Time, Muhammad Ali.
For me, he embodied this quote from Captain America, especially in his refusal to register for the draft, and paying a high price for it:
So you’ve seen that SF Signal is closing. And I do have Skiffy and Fanty as my primary home, I don’t “flood the zone” (NFL football reference there) with endless stuff for them because that would get tedious. And I do like my independence and ability to have fingers in pies.
So, now BN SCi Fi. Yes, the Barnes and Noble SF blog has taken me on. My first piece with then is an interview with Michael Underwood (yes, of Skiffy and Fanty) about his Genrenauts Kickstarter. That interview is here:
So, basically where I used to do written interviews for SF Signal, I will now be offering them to BN Sci Fi. So, writer friends, if you are looking to be interviewed by me as I did in the days of SF Signal..well, you know what to do. Email me!
Is that it, then? Am I looking for any other venues and outlets?
Well…nothing is set, yet, but…Spoilers!
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…
The list is out.
As Jason Sanford said:
Rabid Puppies slated Hugos again but some good works & authors still made ballot. Basically a repeat of last year.
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