Posts tagged with "space" - Faerye Net 2010-06-17T15:24:39+00:00 Felicity Shoulders On a bookshelf near you 2010-06-17T15:24:39+00:00 2010-06-17T22:54:11+00:00 <center><a href="" title="Is Anybody Out There? on the shelves at Powell's by Felicity Shoulders, on Flickr"><img src="" width="500" height="375" alt="Is Anybody Out There? on the shelves at Powell's" border="0"/></a></center> <p>I took this picture last week &#8212; <a href="" rel="nofollow"><em>Is Anybody Out There?</em></a>, edited by Nick Gevers and Marty Halpern on the shelves at Powell&#8217;s City of Books (Sci-Fi/Fantasy section, Anthology bookshelves). Of course, when I first saw it there the previous week, there were two copies!</p> <p><strong>Updated to add:</strong> I don&#8217;t plan to be this spammy every time I get something in an anthology. This is just the first time there is a <em>book</em> with my name anywhere on it (back cover, <span class="caps">POW</span>!) and I will simmer down shortly. When I get a book of my very entire own published, however, this level of bloggery will seem by contrast quite mild.</p> Fermi Paradox anthology on shelves 2010-06-03T23:32:00+00:00 2010-06-03T23:33:02+00:00 <p><img src="" alt="Cover of the DAW Books anthology Is Anybody Out There?" title="Is Anybody Out There?" style='border: 0px; margin-left:5px' align="right" height="250" /><br /> <a href='' title='' rel='powells'><em>Is Anybody Out There?</em></a>, edited by Nick Gevers and Marty Halpern, had a release date of June 1. The story <a href="">I co-wrote with Leslie What</a>, &#8220;Rare Earth&#8221;, appears in this anthology <a href=",,9780756406196,00.html?Is_Anybody_Out_There?_Nick_Gevers#" target="links">from <span class="caps">DAW</span> Books</a>, along with stories by:</p> <ul> <li><a href="" target="links">Paul McAuley</a></li> <li>Michael Arsenault</li> <li><a href="" target="links">Pat Cadigan</a></li> <li><a href="" target="links">Paul Di Filippo</a></li> <li><a href="" target="links">Sheila Finch</a></li> <li><a href="" target="links">Matthew Hughes</a></li> <li><a href="" target="links">Alex Irvine</a></li> <li><a href="" target="links">Jay Lake</a></li> <li><a href="" target="links">David Langford</a></li> <li><a href="" target="links">Yves Meynard</a></li> <li><a href="" target="links">James Morrow</a></li> <li><a href="" target="links">Mike Resnick</a> &amp; <a href="" target="links">Lezli Robyn</a></li> <li><a href="" target="links">Kristine Kathryn Rusch</a></li> <li><a href="" target="links">Ray Vukcevich</a></li> <li><a href="" target="links">Ian Watson</a></li> </ul> <p>The stories all aim to explore, explain or otherwise elaborate upon the <a href="" target="links">Fermi Paradox</a> &#8212; the startling fact that despite many estimates placing the likelihood of intelligent extraterrestrial life quite high, we haven&#8217;t run across any neighbors. Or have we?</p> <p>One of the editors, Marty Halpern, is posting several of the stories serially on <a href="" target="links">his blog</A> under the tag <a href="" target="links">&#8220;free fiction&#8221;</a>. Check it out, and should you wish to get a copy, <a href='' title='' rel='powells'>here is my Powell&#8217;s Partner link</a>!</p> Where I write just now 2008-07-11T15:24:03+00:00 2008-07-11T15:25:00+00:00 <p>My friend <a href="" target="links">Alissa Nielsen</a> was inspired by <a href="" target="links">these photos of writers&#8217; rooms</a> in the <em>Guardian</em> to post her own. She asks her friends to respond in kind.</p> My offering is somewhat embarrassing; I don&#8217;t write in a proper writing room at present, or at a desk, or with books within reach. My original scheme was to have a computer desk and a writing desk, partition the two activities; but my writing desk is a family heirloom of sorts (modeled by Qubit below) and I elected to leave it with my parents rather than risk it on the move to California. <p><center><a href="" target="links"> <img src="" alt="Qubit poses on my writing desk" title="Cat, no raven, writing desk" border="0"> </a><br /></center> Thus, I am without a writing desk. Now, my computer desk has a writing surface, but since my keyboard drawer was damaged by the movers, the writing surface is for keyboards. All this did not stop me completely from writing there, but the weather has; it&#8217;s the hottest little <del>oven</del> room in the house. So this is my writing space at present: <p><center><a href="" target="links"> <img src="" alt="Nomadic writing camp" title="Nomadic writing camp" border="0"> </a><br /></center> I&#8217;ve gone nomadic. I purchased the truly awesome lapdesk when I sold my story, and it&#8217;s serving me well. You also see extra fountain pen cartridges (in the red lipstick case), a manuscript to revise, my Powerbook if I need to look something up, and in the offing, Qubit, who minced into the first photo and set up shop. <p>Is this ideal? Maybe not. But it&#8217;s airy, comfortable, and gets the job done. Maybe someday I will feel secure enough somewhere to set up a really good writing space. But with renting and moving&#8230;this works for me. Many of my stories have been worked on with less; on a knee while I wait for a ride or sit on the <span class="caps">MAX</span>. Maybe when, someday, I have a room in an upper story with boughs bending in the wind outside, my heirloom writing desk glowing with polish, bottles of ink sloshing in the drawers and a shelf of books at my left hand, I will fold my papers into my journal and tuck my glasses into a jacket pocket, and walk out the front door, roving for a place to write.</p>