Almost as inescapable as death and taxes, but maybe not so much fun: it’s another Ansible.
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.
They said it couldn’t be done, and by golly they were right, so here’s Ansible 323 instead.
Although you’ve never met before (it’s only the jokes that are familiar), let’s pretend that Ansible 320 needs no introduction.
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.
February comes unusually early this year … well, at least the February Ansible does.
I lost track of my duty to upload these a few issues after their magazine appearance, because some hidden hand at SFX stopped sending reminders in the form of complimentary copies. This batch includes the inevitable farewells to Jack Vance and Frederik Pohl.