Post-Loncon 3 Pub Meeting

August 9th, 2014

There’s to be an extra post-Loncon 3 pub gathering on the evening of Thursday 21 August in the usual First Thursday venue, for the benefit of visitors still in town. All welcome. TAFF delegate Curt Phillips hopes to be there.

SFX 245-248 columns

August 2nd, 2014

A few more added to the archive at the usual discreet interval after publication. The current SFX is #251 dated September 2014 (#249, between July and August, was dated Summer).

Ansible 325, August 2014

August 1st, 2014

With the speed of a striking sex-crazed strooka (a favourite Thog simile), here comes the pre-Worldcon issue.

Ansible 324, July 2014

July 1st, 2014

Almost as inescapable as death and taxes, but maybe not so much fun: it’s another Ansible.

Kickstarter for BLIT film

June 20th, 2014

Nikolai Hamel, the chap who hopes to film my 1988 story “BLIT” as a graduate thesis project (this is code for “Langford doesn’t get any money”) begs me to tell the world about his Kickstarter page for the film. See below. I’d be interested to see the result but alas, the fund-raising is a long way short of its goal.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1145326779/basilisk

Later: alas, this fundraiser failed. But the film project continues on a shoestring budget because our man still needs to graduate …

Ansible 323, June 2014

June 2nd, 2014

They said it couldn’t be done, and by golly they were right, so here’s Ansible 323 instead.

Ansible 322, May 2014

May 2nd, 2014

All the news in fits of print.

Later: I never expected to do this but the question of accepting Bitcoins has been raised and I’ve revised the donations page to add this dodgy option. Goodness knows whether it works.

Ansible 321, April 2014

April 7th, 2014

I am so embarrassed. Failing to flag the 1 April publication of Ansible 321 here was not a merry April Fool’s jest but stark incompetence. Apologies.

Today I’ve also posted a few more SFX magazine columns …

Ansible 320, March 2014

March 3rd, 2014

Although you’ve never met before (it’s only the jokes that are familiar), let’s pretend that Ansible 320 needs no introduction.

Shameless Pluggitude, February 2014

February 4th, 2014

I’m never comfortable about trailing one’s coat for awards, but since it’s the late Algis Budrys (and his widow Edna) rather than myself, here goes. Readers who enjoyed the 2013 Ansible Editions critical collections Benchmarks Revisited and Benchmarks Concluded can now register appreciation by voting for one or both in the online Locus Poll, nonfiction category. By the way, ebook editions of all three volumes were released this month at Ansible Editions.