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Upcoming Appearances, January and February 2014

Believe it or not, there are enough to list here and I suspect that the number will begin to increase steadily over time. Here are the January and February appearances that I know about so far.

January 22: World-Building Discussion at Arlington Writers Group

I will be part of a 3-person panel that includes my friend, and popular fantasy author Michael J. Sullivan at the Arlington Writer’s Group in Arlington, Virginia. The discussion starts at 7pm. Also on the panel is another group member, Lori Sullivan (no relation to Michael). I think the panel is going to be run like a science fiction convention panel. There will be a moderator who will lead the discussion, and probably lots of Q&A afterward. If you’d like to attend, you can find the full details here.

January 27-28: Seminar on Going Paperless (Private)

I’ve been invited to a divinity university in Kentucky to give a seminar on going paperless to a class of graduating Ph.D. students. That day-long seminar will take place on Monday, January 27. The following day, I’ll be giving an abbreviated version to faculty at the university. Both of these are private events, but this is also a new experience for me and I’m very excited about it. I’ve been preparing for it for a while, and if it goes well (and I hope that it will) it could be the start of something new for me.

February 1: Daily Science Fiction Book Launch Party hosted by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society

Daily Science Fiction is having a book launch party for their second volume of short fiction, Rocket Dragons Ignite, Daily Science Fiction Year Two. Several authors whose work has been published in Daily Science Fiction will be attending and reading their stories, and I am one of those attending and reading. Things get started at 7pm at the Baltimore Science Fiction Society clubhouse.


I should probably consider putting together an appearances page, but I’ve got too much on my plate at the moment.

“Hat Tip to the Masters” in the February Issue of Lightspeed Magazine

I just received the February issue of Lightspeed Magazine,which contains my article, “Hat Tip to the Masters: Homage in Science Fiction” as an e-book exclusive. This was a fun article to write and I’m grateful it was included in Lightspeed. And as I said in the article, Barry Malzberg, Paul Weimer, and Mark Stackpole all provided valued input to the piece.

I tried to provide plenty of examples of homage in science fiction and fantasy from across its history. The truth is, in the space I was given, I could have done nothing but list examples. There are so many of them. I had to pick and choose and I think I picked some good ones.

If you are interested, you can find the article in this months e-book edition of Lightspeed.

30 years ago…

I was going to save this for the exact date, but I will be on a cruise ship among the Greek islands. The picture is dated July 7, 1977. Click on the image to see a larger picture:

From our local newspaper in New Jersey. The caption reads: “Jamie Rubin, 5, is startled by the first trial explosion during the fireworks display last Saturday. After clapping his hands over his ears, he later gives way to a few frightened tears.”