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Dec. 1st, 2010

myself

Squids on an FPS! (Watts goes novelization-y)

Peter Watts is writing the novelization of Crysis 2.

Nov. 8th, 2010

myself

WindyCon Schedule

People have been getting understandably antsy for a WindyCon schedule lately. This thread on Chris Gerrib's journal explains and offers a PDF of the program book to use in lieu of a web schedule. Find it here, for now.

Oct. 29th, 2010

six, hard six, number six

AutoPimp

You know, it occurs to me that even though I don't post much here, I might as well at least push my own content generation: read my interview with John G. Hemry (who writes as Jack Campbell)!

In addition to continuing author interviews, both related to the reading group and not, I am working on an open-ended series of interviews with political/public policy bloggers about their sfnal interests. The first in this sequence is in the pipe...

Mar. 29th, 2010

Basic Kosh

James Tiptree Jr

The April selection for chicago-sf.org's reading group is James Tiptree Jr: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon by Julie Phillips. The discussion will take place on April 17th at the Oak Park Public Library, 2PM in their second floor book discussion room.

I think this should be of fairly wide interest...

Mar. 16th, 2010

Basic Kosh

That next peaceful transition of power....

chicago-sf.org's 2010 Council is:

Matt Duhan
Bob Granstaff
Emily Knowles
Rich Riley
Jason M. Robertson

Please give the new kids a little time to settle in before we take over the world. ;)

Feb. 9th, 2010

fear, terror

Capricon

So, Capricon is almost upon us. I'll be attending. I see they've lost Frederick Pohl as a GoH to some medical concerns, leaving Sawyer as the only topline author GoH. Alas, a substantial feature dieback from their earlier thirtieth anniversary plans. I'm not on any programming or doing anything else of note, I just didn't have the ambition. Here's what I think I'll go to in programming terms:

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Jan. 29th, 2010

myself

Added info, February SF&F reading groups

With the Capricon schedule up, here are the details of the events taking place there:


  • 2/12 1PM Willow A: Phandemonium reads Very Bad Deaths by Spider Robinson

  • 2/12 5:30PM Willow B: Phandemonium reads The Platinum Pohl by Frederick Pohl

  • 2/13 1PM Willow B: Phandemonium reads Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer

  • 2/14 10AM Birch A: chicago-sf.org reads Halting State by Charles Stross



Ten in the morning! I'll be up, but will anyone else! :)

Jan. 25th, 2010

fear, terror

February Chicago-area SF&F reading groups

2/3 7PM Destination Wonder reads Mainspring by Jay Lake @ DeKalb Public Library (309 Oak Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115-3369)
2/8 6:30PM Chicago Nerds read Makers by Cory Doctorow @ Noble Tree Cafe 2444 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL on the second floor
2/10 7PM Forest Park SF reads The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman @ Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd, Forest Park, IL (708) 366-7171
2/11 7:30PM Think Galactic reads Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood @ Myopic Books 1564 N. Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60622
2/11-2/14
These events are slated to occur at Capricon, but detailed schedules have not yet been released (eta: times and locations added on schedule release):

  • 2/12 5:30PM Willow B: Phandemonium reads The Platinum Pohl by Frederick Pohl

  • 2/12 1PM Willow A: Phandemonium reads Very Bad Deaths by Spider Robinson

  • 2/13 1PM Willow B: Phandemonium reads Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer

  • 2/14 10AM Birch A: chicago-sf.org reads Halting State by Charles Stross


2/24 7PM Homewood SF&F reads Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr @ 17917 Dixie Highway Homewood, IL 60430 (708) 798-0121
2/24 7PM Lisle SF&F reads The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson @ Lisle Library District (777 Front Street, Lisle, IL)

I was waiting in hopes of getting details on the Capricon events, but I haven't heard word on ours yet, much less the Phandemonium ones.

Dec. 21st, 2009

Basic Kosh

This is not my Avatar review

SF author I did not expect to post an Avatar review? Greg Egan.

Dec. 18th, 2009

six, hard six, number six

Crack

Mister James Morrow, I enjoy your smack talk, sir.


SCOUNDREL OF THE YEAR

So there I was, all set to convert to Judaism, my war with God having finally ended, and then along comes the imperially pious Senator Joseph Lieberman. Sorry, Yahweh. Tough darts, Adoni. The deal is off. If You cannot be bothered to inform Mr. Lieberman that You are personally revolted by his gelding of health-care reform in the United States, then I’m going back to worshipping trees.


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