The 2013 Hugo Award Winners

Last night the Hugo Awards were presented to the best science fiction and fantasy works of 2012, as determined by the voting members of the 2013 Worldcon. This year’s Worldcon was hosted by LoneStarCon 3 in San Antonio, Texas. The Winners: Best Novel: Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi Best Novella: “The […] Continue Reading»

Link-O-Matic #5

The 2013 Hugo Voter’s Packet has been released by Lone Star Con 3! Mark Twain filmed by Thomas Edison The origins of 12 famous Star Trek lines The Beatles unplugged The “Ferrari” of desktop computers, the NeXT Computer Every Noise at Once, a clickable musical genre map PBS: The Movie, starring Carl Sagan, Fred Rogers, […] Continue Reading»

A Late Valentine

As part of a fundraiser to help treat author Jay Lake‘s cancer, many of his friends performed what were called “Acts of Whimsy” on Jay’s behalf. One of my favorites, embedded below, was from local author and Klingon language expert Lawrence Schoen. Please enjoy Lawernce Schoen as he presents five pick-up lines used in Federation […] Continue Reading»

My October Reads

In addition to updating my reading lists on GoodReads.com and elsewhere on this site, I’m going to try a monthly post that expands a little on what I’ve read during the previous month. On Saturday, October 1st I attended the Collingswood Book Festival, “a big literary event with a small-town, friendly ambience.” Six blocks of […] Continue Reading»

Chicon 7

It’s official! I just finished registering as an attending member of the 70th World Science Fiction Convention at Chicon 7 in Chicago, IL. It will be held next year over the Labor Day weekend, from August 30th to September 3rd, 2012. I had originally planned to make the trip with an old friend, but it […] Continue Reading»