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  • Wed, 17:05: Did you miss this? See http://t.co/Eys8pw3OEp for the new Liaden story, The Rifle's First Wife. Thanks!
  • Thu, 07:29: Sunrise is beautiful on clear horizon. Car reports -4F in our corner of paradise, with a windchill of -16 or so. High today may reach 10.
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  • Sat, 18:04: Doing story stuff while under the weather, not as much fun as you might think. Will catch internetz later, maybe even tomorrow. G'night.
  • Sun, 08:54: Unchecked observation: Per unit volume chickadees fly noisier than other birds. Seriously.
  • Sun, 09:17: Snow has picked up. Very pretty.
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  • Thu, 13:54: Have reservations for the Detcon hotel. Am deciding if we'll be driving through Canada or not. What's the best crossing to the hotel?
  • Thu, 17:04: New Neilsen Bookscan SF bestsellers has Lee & Miller's Liaden Universe Constellation #2 at 6th. Get yours now. 2nd Liaden top 10 in 3 mos!
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  • Wed, 18:54: Chance of snow starts tomorrow & runs through Sunday, mostly snow showers. Relief from the rain and warm.
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Support your local genre!
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I've posted this as a comment elsewhere, but think I should share it on my blog as well. This is for writers and would-be writers in the SF and Fantasy fields, and it applies just as well to those in other genres where there are established groups and associations. Feel free to share.

Soapbox on!

I think it incumbent upon writers looking to be professionals in the SF & Fantasy field to support the apparatus they wish to have support them. If you faunch after a Hugo award, be at least a supporting member of the community. Should you dream of your own Nebula Award, for ghu's sake, join SFWA. I point to Damon Knight, who I had the the honor to chauffeur about several times, and to work with -- side by side and long distance -- for several intense weeks. Damon, of course, created the Clarion experience through the Milford workshops. He founded SFWA. And he founded N3F -- the National Fantasy Fan Federation. And when I worked with Damon? It was for his book about one of the cradles of modern American Science Fiction -- the fan group known as The Futurians.

Soapbox, off!

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  • Fri, 13:56: Snowing where I am. Pretty.
  • Fri, 16:08: RT @jwomack: Attention @forteantimes & world at large: Via @BaenBooks, Charles Fort is now in eBook form; I did the intro: http://t.co/4s4l
  • Sat, 08:17: In theory, it is raining. We seem to have cars, trees, and roads in a sheath of ice, with ice pellets bouncing around. Snow a few days away.
  • Sat, 10:54: In the face of ice build=up I'm going to do some stuff that doesn't require connectivity for awhile. As things warm, I'll be back.
  • Sat, 11:08: So sad ... the collar to my official long sleeve ConJose shirt has worn out. I mean, it was only ... 12 years old. Sigh...
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