My Farpoint Schedule

Hard to believe it’s already mid-February and I’m off to Timonium for my annual visit to Farpoint. While smaller than Shore Leave it is no less fun with a more intimate environment. Fewer guests and fewer fans means more time for extended conversations. I’m really excited to see Nicholas Meyer there since the last time I saw him was in his living room when I interviewed him about The Day After for Starlog. It’s been a while. For those attending, […]

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Many Irons in the Tiny Fire

I like to be busy. There are some stretches where time hangs heavy without an active project, and I find that I procrastinate rather than really use the time for personal projects. That’s certainly one of the reasons I resolved to write a short story a month, something to keep me focused. Then there are days where multiple projects demand attention and sometimes it feels like I’m on a treadmill then there’s this week where I am finally feeling like […]

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Revisiting and Revising an Old World

Way back in ancient history, the 1990s, Brian Thomsen had left his editorial post at Warner Books to go freelance where he wrote and edited and packaged collections. We struck up a friendship when he worked a mere floor above DC Comics so when he saw I was starting to sell prose, he invited me to the occasional anthology. One day he called up and said, “Mob Magic”. He and high concept master anthologist Martin Greenberg had sold DAW Books […]

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