A way to fight the review buyers and sockpuppetmasters

There’s been a lot of stuff going around the interwebs lately about douchefucks paying for positive reviews, guerrilla reviewing their rivals with one star attacks, sock-puppetry and so forth. I blogged about it a little bit here and a web search will show loads of...

The ongoing mugging

So you may remember that I was very saddened to lose my long-serving coffee mug. I lamented at length here. Many people were very supportive and offered me much appreciated condolences. I used the tragedy to order myself a new Aperture Science mug from the Valve...

Upgrading and the passing of a technological friend

This may be the last blog post I write on my old Dell XPS M1530 laptop. I’m a little sad. This old wordmill has served me very well. It’s helped me produce at least half a million words of fiction, probably a lot more than that. I can’t be arsed to...

From Stage Door Shadows

I’m very pleased to have a story in this anthology, which is launching very soon. It’s a cool concept, from editor Jodi Cleghorn. She puts together these Literary Mix Tapes anthologies, which are all heavily based on music. In this case, each contributing...

2012 Hugo Awards

The 2012 Hugo Awards were presented at Chicon 7 (Worldcon) today, in Chicago, Illinois. The host was John Scalzi and this year’s base was designed by Deb Kosiba. The results are listed below, with the full list of nominations and the winners in bold....