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2015 Hugo Prediction, Version 3.0

Where did November go? Between the Thanksgiving holiday and wrapping up my classes for this semester, it’s blurred by. But it’s December 1st, so time to update my 2015 Hugo Prediction. 1,778 more words


On Scalzi, NaNoWriMo, & being Mary Robinette Kowal's evil minion

Scalzi & me (not heckling him!)

So…here’s a little NaNoWriMo-related  tidbit. It may keep you thinking about the endeavor with hope rather than dread, no matter where you are in your word count and story line. 714 more words


The privilege of straight white men

Earlier this year, Grayson Perry (Turner Prize winning artist) published an article in the New Statesman detailing why he thinks the ‘heterosexual white man’ must be dethroned. 469 more words

More privilege.


“Also, let me be blunt about this: I think there’s a relatively small but non-trivial number of people arguing the wealth/class thing who believe that if they can only and simply make this all about wealth and class, then they can flat-out deny (or at least hugely mitigate) the idea that the US in particular still has issues with race, sexuality and gender, and that directly related to that, they have unearned advantages as straight white males. 49 more words


a pile of new books

I took the opportunity of my weekend trip to Gainesville to order a pile of books on amazon, thanks to my amazon associate account (and hence thanks to all Og’s readers doubling as amazon customers!). 325 more words

University Life

The God Engines, by John Scalzi

My apologies for the brevity of this post, I’m writing with an odd tremor in my left hand and that’s throwing me off.  Anyway…

If you’ve read my previous reviews of… 395 more words