One of a series of essays about the backstories of my books – the origins, the inspiration, the difficulties, the surprises. The essays originally appeared in the Book View Café…Continue readingWhence The Weres?
The last days of a Comic-con I had been hearing distinctive Artoo Detoo chirps and raspberries for a while but I couldn’t quite nail down where they came from –…Continue readingPeople people EVERYWHERE
My first Comic-con: Friday, Day 2 The closer I got to the Convention Center the more surreal the streets became. Pirates. Boba Fetts. Lots of Reys, of different ages and…Continue readingSurrealism in Seattle
My first Comic-con: Day 1 My knowledge of the comic-con phenomenon came from the legends of my tribe, the nerds and the geeks and the science fiction and fantasy people…Continue readingThe geeks and the nerds
“In late 2006, I wrote the first book review on Goodreads,” Otis Chandler writes on the website’s blog. “It was a simple, two-paragraph review of ‘A Short History of Nearly…Continue readingHow many reviews?!!