Sunday, May 17, 2009

Brief Updates

For anyone interested in the subjects of recent (or not so recent) blogs:

There ARE garden 'bots! See http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2009/04/27/peter-sands-plant-fasting/ and thank you, Ed, for pointing me toward this. Now if only I had one for my hedges...

My story for the Robert Silverberg tribute anthology, "Eaters," has been accepted. I'm very glad about this because the story is my third attempt to write in one of the Silverberg universes, and I was dreading attempting a fourth. (Silverberg emailed me, in response to my complaint, that he doesn't "write Robert Silverberg stories any more because it's too difficult.") My story is a sequel to Silverberg's "Sundance."

My students continue to put dreams in their fiction. So do I.

Hardly anyone has come up with questions for me to ask Connie Willis at the Locus Awards interview. What, there's nothing about SF you want explained by writer with the most SF awards in the world?

The English language continues to deteriorate. A friend reported hearing on the radio the statement that in sports, "the playing fields should be levelized." Sigh.

4 comments:

Mark said...

My brother and I had to mow the lawn, clean the gutters and paint the garage door, because we were our mom's "remote controls". We would rather have been watching baseball. Those days are kind of like deja vu all over again,and I miss them now, but you can see a lot just by watching.

And then I woke up.

Mike Flynn said...

Ask her where she gets all her ideas from. (GGGGG)

qiihoskeh said...

CW's fiction often involves religion. Maybe you could ask her about the religion in her fiction and/or her personal views?

bluesman miike Lindner said...

Dadburnit, Flynn, I suggested that to Nancy! And I am hurt--very hurt--that I am ranked as "hardly anyone".

But maybe Nancy's afeered CW might ask her that right back. And Nancy =hates= to talk about her ouija board...