Archive for December, 2008
I rather like the cover to this one (for after all what is SF if not a giant spaceship bound for exotic planets that happens to have gone murderously insane upon the way?) Not so mammoth a project as the Companion, but pretty laborious for all that. Please to be advised: 'Andrew Butler' should be [...]
And here is relevant the amazon page. What is it? It's nearly 600 large close-printed pages, and a mountain of sfnal scholarship on a wealth of sfnal topics, that's what it is. Plus it's the result of a great deal of work; for myself, but more so for my three estimable co-editors. Worthwhile, though. Due [...]
Yesterday I was at a cool one-day conferencette organised by the excellent Professor Edith Hall all about the moon. See, the forthcoming 21st December (which is, this year, both the start of Channukah and my son's first birthday, doublehurrah) will be the fortieth anniversary of the launch of Apollo 8's dark-side-of-the-moon voyage, which enabled the [...]
Stumbled across this assessment from Liviu C Suciu, recorded for all eternity on Mark Chitty's Walker of Worlds blog: "I am an unabashed Roberts fan and I consider him the best 'unheralded' sf author there by far, on par with any big sf name you care to mention.' Nice to know!
Or, more to the point, a week in academia: for it has been the last week of term, hooray. I'm in college again next Monday for the first Royal Holloway Lunar Society meeting, but apart from that it's all over. What else did I do this week? I undertook the uniquely writerly chore of the [...]
I've been busy, and hence elusive, here, but I have been neither idle nor unproductive. I've done a lot of University work, a certain amount of reviewing, and some academic writing for different projects. More to the point I have been plugging away at a Fantasy novel, or more precisely at a short novel in [...]