Friday, April 11, 2008

The Ninja Book Club

My dear friend the Ninja Writer (aka "CV Rick") has a new story up for his community reading experiment, this one by Michael Swanwick, and like Ted Chiang's, it's also up for an award (this time the Hugo.) I've been joining in the discussions as my alter ego, and I have to say it's fun to have a whole group of people reading the same stuff. Rick is a voracious reader. Check out his list of the SF/F books he read last year. Meanwhile, I've always felt woefully underread in the genre. I guess I'm sort of hoping that following along with this "short story club" I can at least have read a few of the short stories that are up for awards.

Come join us!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Nerd Hair Hat

I'm not sure what I like better the actual hat or the headline from io99, "Sheep Help Nerd Achieve Hair Nirvana."