Monthly Archives: September 2010

State of the Blogosphere

Technorati is doing it’s yearly survey. If you have a blog click on the link and fill out the form. The results are always interesting.

PKD memorabilia for sale

Theresa Dick is selling off some of the last of her possessions to pay her Electric Bill. Dick’s daughter’s seem to have been able to make a little money, but Theresa, Dick’s 5th wife, hasn’t received much, if anything, of the meager income that a dead SF writer generates. She’s selling Philip’s watch and a […]

A Cyber Assassination Confirmed?

This sounds like a great short story idea. In Italy, not too long ago, a mob boss was shot but survived the shooting. That night, while he was in the hospital, the assassins hacked into the hospital computer and changed his medication so that he would be given a lethal injection. He was a dead […]

Efficient stairs | space saving stairs

When I moved into this house there was a second floor that was only reachable by a stairway in the bathroom. You had to climb over the toilet to get upstairs. I knocked out some walls, moved the bathroom and put a spiral stairway in the living room. I loved it. Later, after we had […]

Harlan Ellison Says he’s Dying

One of Science Fiction’s interesting characters claims that he is dying and will say goodbye to everyone at the MadCon SF convetion (Madison, Wisconson). There will be many people who will say “It’s about time!” Harlan is not well liked. He is a very good writer, although probably not as good as he thinks. He […]

Boldy cut pizza where no man has cut before!

via ThinkGeek :: Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter. Boldy cut pizza where no man has cut before! Space… the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new pizzas, to seek out new toppings and new cheeses, to boldy cut pizza where no man has cut before! […]

V— Bubbles from Hell

Robert sent me this. It is NSFW, even without nudity. I will have nightmares tonight. Click on your own peril.

The Science Fiction Showcase Award for New Writers

Carl Slaughter, in an announcement over at, has offered to review stories for “The Science Fiction Showcase Award for New Writers”. I think he may be crazy, but maybe not. He obviously loves doing critiques, and has the capacity to read reams of stuff. In his announcement he spends lots of time discussing what […]