The reading break at Andromeda Spaceways is over! (Okay, it has been for a week, but I just realized it today.) ‘Oenocide’ is with them again, minus the offending recipe and the two final paragraphs, which I still think are hilarious, but the editor/first reader wanted out. Ouch! (But at least it took the word…

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I have plot! Some years ago, I acquired a cubic yard of 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s science fiction paperbacks, about 600 volumes in total. Last week I finally got around to digging into this collection. After reading two Haldemans (‘Mindbridge’ and ‘The Forever War’), I came across the excellent ‘Epoch’ anthology (edited by Roger…

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So good to get back into the writing world! Not only am I writing, thinking about writing, and submitting again (not to mention maintaining this blog), I’ve also rediscovered my unparalleled online writing group Codex. Codex was founded years ago by my excellent WotF 2004 roommate Luc Reid and is now an active, energetic, stimulating…

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Aren’t there laws against this kind of thing? The previous message from Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show said ‘Queen of diamonds’ had been passed on to the editor; I would hear back in 30-45 days. Today, 9 days later, I get a message letting me know that the editor in question is in fact…

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