Monday, November 20, 2006

Letting the Blood Flow - Rutgers Loses and a Review & Interview with Sean Williams

All good things must come to an end, unfortunately. It was a disappointing loss for the Scarlet Knights on Saturday, but the season is still going better than anybody could have imagined.

Big Sean Williams postings on SFFWorld yesterday; my review of his most recent (US) book, The Blood Debt. This is the second in the Books of the Cataclysm series and I'm loving it; check out my review to get some of my more detailed thoughts.

Sean was also kind enough to take some time and participate in an e-mail interview with me. Really good stuff in there, which has me looking forward to the remaining Books of the Cataclysm and his upcoming Space Opera Astropolis.

In non-review books, I finished Neil Gaiman's Smoke and Mirrors. I enjoyed just about all the stories; with everything I read by him, Gaiman climbs up the list of my favorite writers.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Scarlet Fever!

Never, in my 15+ year association with Rutgers as an undergraduate and alumnus did I expect the football team to be ranked in the top 20, to be undefeated, or to defeat a top 10 team. Well, I suppose I know what the Red Sox fans were feeling in 2004 when their team won after so many years of not winning.

By no means is the season over. Now, it gets interesting. The football program has respect, something its been lacking ever since it went Division 1. Right now, I'm just enjoying the win and all the talk on ESPN and the radio about the Scarlet Knights.

The school has always had a nice academic reputation, but this is nice, too.

This is also my second "blogo-versary."

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Yep, the thirties are moving along pretty quickly. My 32nd year was a good one, I suppose. I started a new job, finished a novel, wrote a few short stories and am preparing to actually submit one of the stories.

Yesterday I posted my review of Justina Robson's Mappa Mundi.