Tag Archives: deep thoughts

Lovecraft Country: the Big Idea

I wrote an essay about Lovecraft Country for The Big Idea over at John Scalzi’s Whatever blog. It’s up today, and you can read it here. (And if you’re feeling nostalgic, you can also check out my 2012 Big Idea … Continue reading

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Speaking to America’s youth

One of them, anyway: Today I have a guest blog post over at Dear Teen Me, which has authors write letters to their younger selves. This is a fun game if you play it straight. I tried to stick to … Continue reading

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The Mirage: the Big Idea

This morning I have a Big Idea essay up on John Scalzi’s Whatever blog, explaining some of the thoughts behind the making of The Mirage. You’ll find the essay here. My thanks to Mr. Scalzi for the opportunity. Also, a … Continue reading

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Nothing to say + deadline =

David Brooks asks whether winning an Oscar but finding out your husband is unfaithful is a reasonable “trade,” then rambles like Andy Rooney for another 750 words.

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Yes, says Wikipedia, dreams do come true

So in the course of researching a plot-point, I discovered that Wikipedia has an entry titled “Reproduction and pregnancy in speculative fiction,” which opens with the following (emphasis added): Because speculative genres explore variants of reproduction, as well as possible … Continue reading

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iPad

I think we want one. Lisa and I are still discussing whether the extra cost of the 3G would be worth it, since 95% of the time we’d be using it in the house, and if we did bring it … Continue reading

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Um, what?

“These days, [Philip K.] Dick is widely considered the science-fiction novelist who most accurately foresaw our contemporary world.” —the Los Angeles Times

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Does the universe have a birthdate?

Via jaylake, Andrew Wheeler notes that yesterday was the 6012th anniversary of God’s creation of the Earth, according to James Ussher’s chronology. These days, of course, the enlightened view is that God did not create the Earth 6012 years ago, … Continue reading

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I need to start writing these prophecies down

Last year, when I wrote a blog post reacting to Sarah Palin’s nomination as a VP candidate, I almost included a lame joke about how Palin would be great at foreign affairs, since Alaska is right across the water from Russia. … Continue reading

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MJ and the Cruisers

Via cherylmmorgan, The Pagan Prattle is tracking developing conspiracy theories that (a) Michael Jackson was murdered, and (b) he’s not really dead. The latter possibility already occurred to me over breakfast this morning, not as serious speculation but as possible … Continue reading

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