Building Character, part 1 – Character Sheet

April 10, 2011

“…state my assumptions.” – Darren Aronofsky, Pi.   All of my writing, from my earliest diary notes to Guttershaman and beyond are, at heart, an attempt to explain & justify my perspective of the world to others in a coherent and hopefully interesting way. That perspective is… hard to explain simply. But here goes, again: […]


Want a new free Bruce Sterling short story? 'course you do!

April 18, 2009

Via Boing Boing, who said this: In White Fungus, an “architecture fiction” published in the first issue of Beyond magazine, Bruce Sterlng marries the sardonic and the hopeful in a gripping, hilarious story about how every aspect of civic life from schools to tomato-farming will be reformed after ecotastrophe and econopocalypse destroy our present way […]


Quote of the day

January 27, 2009

“With that sweet, frank way she had of cutting to the core of an issue without ever delivering anything useful, Rabbiteen Chandra was the very soul of bloggerdom.” From Bruce Sterling and Rudy Rucker’s latest collaberation, the short story Colliding Branes. If you like this, please share it: Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook share […]



September 12, 2008
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Just started Neal Stephenson’s latest doorstop epic novel Anathem. Not a light-weight read, in any sense – but after the first seventy-or-so pages, one does settle into the universe he creates. By page 300, I’m completely enthralled. Only six hundred to go… In short, if the size and sheer amount of data thrown at you […]