Monthly Archives: March 2014

We Used to Be Friends; The Veronica Mars Movie Rocks

The Veronica Mars movie, Veronica Mars, is the first theatrical release I have seen that is purely, unabashedly for the fans. This is what happens when 91,000 plus fans support a project on Kickstarter and raise over $3 million. Rob … Continue reading

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The Wind Rises

Yesterday I saw  THE WIND RISES, an animated fictional biography of Jiro Horikoshi, a Japanese airplane designer. The film, conceived and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, adapted from a short graphic novel by Tatsuo Hori, is stunningly beautiful, with well-developed if … Continue reading

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How Low I’ve Sunk

I’ve missed my Friday deadline, and I can’t think of anything to write… so here’s a kitty.  

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2014 Nebula; A Buffet of Tasty Novels to Choose From

The slate of nominees for the Nebula for Best Novel is a wildly varied group this year; in a way, a buffet of the SFF world in general. There is an internationally best-selling writer nominated, and two debut novelists. In … Continue reading

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Five Minutes

Friday was my first day with the writing group from VOICES, the youth drop-in center in Santa Rosa. I’ve been around VOICES since they opened a center here. I worked with some of the youth doing farmers’ market events, and … Continue reading

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Anne, an Immigrant’s Tale

Anne came to America with her father and sister when she was six. It was 1929. She had some memories of Germany. She told me about wanting to play outside in the winter and pestering her mother until she wrapped … Continue reading

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Imagine My Surprise Update: Copperfield’s Book and the Nebula Nominees

(Note:  Chad Hull added some interesting, useful and slightly disheartening information in a comment to the original post. Chad*, thanks!  good stuff.) I sent an e-mail to someone I know at Copperfield’s Books, talking about the Nebula nominees and how difficult … Continue reading

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Right as I Watched

“The Dark” is one of the stronger short stories I’ve read recently. In a collection with a number of strong ones (Karen Joy Fowler’s What I Didn’t See) “The Dark” is still a standout. I don’t know why this story … Continue reading

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