Nothing warms your heart like an unexpected free plug

Mark Coker, CEO of Smashwords, was interviewed recently by teleread.org. Smashwords is a site where independent authors and publishers can create ebook versions of their work. I’ve talked about it here before – this is the ebook version of RealmShift at...

Another list – 100 seminal SFF reads

Where would we be without lists? Seriously, before the internet, what did we do for lists? How did we know what a heavily biased cross-section of sub-culture thought about any given irrelevant point before Web 2.0? Anyway, it’s okay, as we have lists now....

Philip José Farmer, 1918-2009

A sad day for SF fans. From Locus Magazine online: Philip José Farmer, 91, died around 4 a.m. on February 25, 2009 at home in Peoria, Illinois after a long stay in intensive care. Farmer, born January 26, 1918 in Terre Haute, Indiana, burst onto the SF scene with the...

The BBC 100 book meme

I picked this up from Evolving Thoughts. You might remember a little while ago I made a post about the Get A Life Movie Meme. This is a similar thing for books. In April 2003 the BBC’s Big Read began the search for the nation’s best-loved novel. Listed...

Old RealmShift review thanks to Google Alerts

I have a Google homepage and a couple of gmail addresses and all that stuff. I like to keep as much of my online activity actually online these days and I’m therefore able to interact with all my email and social networking from pretty much anywhere. Naturally,...