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.
With the speed of a striking sex-crazed strooka (a favourite Thog simile), here comes the pre-Worldcon issue.
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.
Later: alas, this fundraiser failed. But the film project continues on a shoestring budget because our man still needs to graduate …
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.