For me, being able to visit a bookstore is a treasured experience that online book buying will never be able to equal. (What's Harvey got to do with it? Nuthin', 'cept he's a local landmark at a marine supply shop. No idea.) A few days ago, Evil Wylie (@EvilWylie, aka Andrew Shaffer) tweeted out a … Continue reading Viva la Bookstores!
Yes, it's true. But first, I totally underestimated how many people were fanatical enough to drive out to Beaverton last night to see Patrick Rothfuss in person. One person raised his hand when Patrick asked who had driven more than 3 hours to get there, while many hands went up for one – two hours. … Continue reading Patrick Rothfuss Sings!
She just tweeted she's on a prop plane, coming down from Seattle. I've never been on one myself, but when I set up travel for the guys in the office here, they often catch the hop up to Sea-Tac, and on to Asia. If you're a fan of Cherie M. Priest, and would like a … Continue reading Cherie M. Priest at Beaverton Powells tonight
It seems Twitter is proving itself actually useful, after all. I follow the Science Fiction Writers of America (@sfwa), and caught a tweet yesterday for a book signing at the Powells Books in Beaverton by Dan Wells, author of I Am Not a Serial Killer and the sequel, Mr. Monster. I have to admit I … Continue reading Of Books and Book Signings
Some of you may have heard of the Oregon Vortex, a place in Gold Hill, Oregon where the natural laws seem unable to hold sway. But this weekend marks the fortieth anniversary of a different Oregon Vortex, proving the counterculture of Oregon in 1970 rivaled even that of California. In late August 1970, President Nixon … Continue reading Another Oregon Vortex — Forty Years Ago
You probably think I'm on the staff at Powell's by now, but I promise I'm not! I just love their Web site, I can never read even a tiny fraction of everything they have there. And I just ran across a fun little contest they're having, at which I think those of us of the … Continue reading Six-Word Memoirs
I just found this article over at io9, and am dismayed by Borders decision not to stock some new titles and even debut novels in the genre. Gregory Frost discovered that his new book, Lord Tophet, follow-up to the successful Shadowbridge, is not being picked up by Borders. At all. Apparently it didn't "sell as well as anticipated." … Continue reading Borders Books Dropping Some Sci-Fi?