Although this is intended as a log of updates to my own sites, I can’t resist having a little gloat over the just-leaked Hugo shortlist. Thanks to all! — although I suspect my alarming run of luck is set to end this year.
Archive for March, 2007
Ansible doesn’t have an index page for this department, but today I fudged up a little “lucky dip” script to retrieve and display a randomly selected “As Others See Us” quote. Here it is.
PS (April): The chap who wrote this Wired story had invited me to do his homework (excitingly phrased as “Wired.com interview request”). Being short of time, I gave him the featured Battlestar Galactica quote and referred him to the above page; also to my columns for SFX issues #37, #105, #126, #133 and #142. Didn’t get a credit, alas, just an unobtrusive link.
David Masson‘s death in February is especially saddening because Chris Priest and I had a long and enjoyable correspondence with him while (and after) preparing the expanded 2003 edition of his fine sf collection The Caltraps of Time. Recently, Peter Weston sent me a heap of back numbers of his fanzine Speculation, and in the May 1970 issue I found an essay by David Masson which he’d forgotten and I’d never known about: “Some Thoughts on Language in Science Fiction”.
“John M. Who?” No doubt this will seem pretty trite to those who knew Mike Ford, but I felt that — although the editor discourages me from doing too many memorial pieces — I had to tell SFX readers about him.