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

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.

Ansible 319, February 2014

January 31st, 2014

February comes unusually early this year … well, at least the February Ansible does.

SFX 238, 239, 240 and 241 columns

January 18th, 2014

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.

Grand Old Man

E-Overload

Take a Dump

Pohl Position

Ansible 318, January 2014

January 2nd, 2014

Wishing you all a Happy Very Nearly New Year …