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B&N Signings This Weekend to Benefit the Pikes Peak Writers 0 (0)

I’ll be participating in two booksignings this weekend to benefit the Pikes Peak Writers (PPW), and I’d love for you to stop by: Saturday, November 12th, from 4 to 6 pm, at the Boulder Barnes & Noble. This will be the first time I’ve signed in Boulder, my home town. (Why? I don’t know—just never […]

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QQ: 2B R N2B? 0 (0)

As a purveyor, buyer, and all-around user of the English language, my attention was caught by The Telegraph article “Ralph Fiennes blames Twitter for ‘eroding’ language.” The headline pointed at Twitter but Mr. Fiennes, an English actor, blamed social networking and our society, as a whole, for dumbing down the English language. Speaking at the […]

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Here Come the Ambulance Entitlement Chasers 0 (0)

I didn’t hear, initially, about this suit filed against Apple and New York Publishers in early August of this year (bold-facing emphasis is mine): This evening, Seattle-based law firm Hagens Berman filed a class action lawsuit against Apple and five of the “big 6” publishers claiming that they illegally fixed e-book prices (through the agency […]

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Website redesign is coming [UPDATE: It’s here] 0 (0)

Many of you know that I maintain my own website. I’m a retired software engineer that created web applications and dad-gum-it, I should be able to keep it up to date! But my two-week redesign stretched into two months. I did let my website get “behind” the technology. I had to upgrade to HTML5, some […]

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A “plethora” of authors must mean there’ll be plenty of books… 0 (0)

Per the announcement by Who Else? Bookstore: Big author event coming up Friday, September 9, 2011 at the Renaissance Hotel, I-70 and Quebec, Denver. The Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers will be holding their weekend-long annual Colorado Gold Conference. There’s one free event that the public is welcome to attend. On Friday evening, from approximately 7:30 […]

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What’s the current state of the SF/F genre? 0 (0)

What’s the current state of the SF/F genre? Where’s it going? My answer: nobody knows. However, I hope to get some insight into this next week at Renovation, the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention. Lately, I’ve been feeling my genre “presents” like a case of Multiple Personality Disorder (to use House diagnosis-speak). The publishers appear […]

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