57,000 Channels And Still Nothing On (2017/07/27 07:00)
On the "drawbacks to the all-access, all-free world".
Drowning In The Popcult Goldmine Dept. (2017/05/24 08:00)
How to survive the modern digital cultural flood: have no sense of history.
Book Nook Dept. (2017/03/19 10:00)
Ten things from my shelf I'd take into isolation, 2017 edition.
Big Page, Little Screen Dept. (2016/08/17 08:00)
Write something unfilmable.
Outside The Cocoon Dept. (2016/05/20 10:00)
"In this cocoon, the working class is something to make money from..."
Talk Is Cheap, Thank Goodness Dept. (2014/07/13 10:00)
More on why it's good that some books might never be filmed.
Sell It Or Shelve It Dept. (2014/07/08 10:00)
The how-to of writing is something to be outgrown, not followed to the end.
Binge & Purge Dept. (2014/06/09 10:00)
Why I hoarded; why I stopped.
The Great Gatsby (2013) (2013/11/19 01:00)
A punch bowl full of glitter and treacle.
Of The Great Hither And Thither Dept. (2013/10/11 10:00)
Where I've been and where I'm going, especially with my next book.
In Contention -- Er, Competition Dept. (2013/09/18 10:00)
Is writing "competing" with TV, movies, video games, etc.?
Maybe You Should Be Able To Judge A Book By Its Cover Dept. (2013/09/17 10:00)
Book publishers should model themselves as Berry Gordy, not Lee Iacocca.
Less Gatekeepers, More Monoculture Dept. (2013/08/04 10:00)
On the ongoing publishpocalypse.
57 Media And Nothing On Dept. (2013/07/05 10:00)
On the video game of the TV series of the movie inspired by the book.
Classics Not Spoken Here Dept. (2013/05/26 02:00)
Creators have to cultivate a sense of history.
Mass Market, Crass Market Dept. (2013/05/15 10:00)
How economics supplants culture: a failure of marketing, and of imagination.
Perfect Forever Dept. (2013/04/09 10:00)
What makes a work great isn't an objective truth.
The Bookmakers, All 7 Billion Of Them Dept. (On "The Business of Literature", Pt. 1) (2013/03/29 10:00)
How to fix publishing? Fix publishers, readers, books, all of the above?
Paradise Kiss Vols. 2-3 (Ai Yazawa) (2013/03/04 10:00)
A genre-transcending romance reaches its conclusion and ennobles itself in the process.
Good To Be Wrong Dept. (2013/03/01 10:30)
I was wrong about the bottom falling out of e-book pricing, thank goodness.
Epitaph of a Small Winner / The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas (Machado De Assis) (2013/02/18 10:00)
A winner. A work so "modern" and bracing it's hard to believe it was penned in 1880.
Busted Brain Trust Dept. (2013/02/14 10:00)
Why machine recommendations are by, and for, machines.
Infectious Propaganda Pt. 2 Dept. (2013/01/09 10:00)
Another stab at a "Flight of the Vajra" viral-marketing image. (Revised/corrected)
Infectious Propaganda Dept. (2013/01/08 10:00)
On developing a viral-marketing scheme (or a few of them) for "Flight of the Vajra".
Non SF&F Writing For SF&F Authors (2012/11/26 10:00)
SF&F authors shouldn't read just SF&F. Here's some other things to broaden your mind.
Science fiction, rebooted.
Other Lives Of The Mind