So maybe I can stop using exclamation points. Story #9 is “Moving Out”, about 700 words about making a big move. Actually I finished it a week ago. Last week, I was sort of hoping to write a bunch of flash fictions. So I went back to my Boskone notes for inspiration. This year, one of […]
Read More Story #9 is done, but that’s it
On the way out to the door to Boskone I spotted these in the newly uncovered earth: snowdrops! In flower even. So it’s just a cellphone pic, but a pic nonetheless. And Boskone? The usual. Went to a couple panels. Hung out with friends. It’s still not Readercon.
Read More Spring on the way to Boskone
Does anything ever really end? Even coming home from Boskone and talking about it afterwards, my friends were still recommending more books to read.
Read More But wait there’s more Boskone
Naturally, the last panel I went to at Boskone was “How Do Endings Matter?” It was a small crowd eager to join the discussion with Debra Doyle, Toni L. P. Kelner, Jim Mann, and Peter Weston Toni L.P. Kelner opened with the classic definition of a good ending being one that leaves you surprised, but […]
Read More Boskone to the end
Consider how many YA books were mentioned at the “If You Liked That, Read This” panel, I was expected even more recommendations from “Why Adults Love YA.” But Bruce Coville, Michael J. Daley, Sarah Beth Durst, Margeret Ronald, and Navah Wolfe pretty much stuck to the topic. Short answer: What’s wrong with liking books that […]
Read More YA at Boskone
One thing we book readers love to do is recommend books to each other. At “One More Time – If You Liked That, Read This …” Debra Doyle, David Anthony Durham, Faye Ringel, Edie Stern, and Christopher Weuve did their best. Christopher Weauve even had a card listing books for those interested in naval history […]
Read More More books you might like at Boskone
Possibly the high point of hanging with friends and talking came at the literary beer at the end of Saturday, with various alumnae of the Ultimate SF Workshop, headed by one of our teachers, Craig Shaw Gardner. Sadly, Jeff Carver succumbed to mystery bugs. So Hello again to Fran, Chris Howard and his daughter Chloe, […]
Read More How beer leads to books at Boskone
In contrast to the trashing given to SF’s ability to predict the future at Readercon last year, last Friday at Boskone, “The Place of Prediction in SF and Reality” confined the trashing to Hugo Gernsback’s ability to predict the future. He sure inspired a whole bunch of other people to do better.
Read More In search of the future at Boskone
So what did I do at Boskone?
Read More Boskone recap
If you don’t see any activity here today, it’s because I went to Boskone, and I’m too tired to post.
Read More Sunday at Boskone