Back but sort of not because still sequestered…



Home sweet home.

Home sweet home.

My too-brief time away is over, but I’m still in hunker-down mode, working on That Thing, some Other Things, and unrelated but necessary writerly real-time chores.   I had unexpectedly lost a whole bunch of time, and now I’m making up for it by being completely anti-social.

Except for Ellen Kushner & Delia Sherman’s wedding anniversary coming up!  That should be wonderful.   I might be ready to talk to people by then.

Meanwhile, here’s something they brought to my attention, which apparently was on the competition TV show “So You Think You Can Dance.”  That’s generally the sort of TV show I avoid, but this is just lovely.


And in SF world news, John Scalzi (not that he needs my help promoting his work!) has written a novella for, which is being narrated by Zachary Quinto (pardon me: squee! Okay, done now), and is available for free.

Why is it free?  Good marketing, actually.  Audible are not dopes.  If you do audiobooks at all, you should grab it.  I heard Scalzi read the opening of this in Spokane last year, and it was very interesting.  I’m looking forward to listening to Quinto doing it — but not right now because (have I mentioned?) too busy.   From the part that Scalzi read, I think it should be of especial interest to, say, any actuaries who might be out there.  Just sayin’ (as the saying goes).

Okay, enough for now.  Must pretend the real world doesn’t exist for a bit…


6 Responses to “Back but sort of not because still sequestered…”

  • Brian Says:

    A new book by John Scalzi? And it’s got actuaries in it? Wow, it’s bound to be good. Gotta go and snap that sucker right up.

  • Brian Says:

    Yes, I got the .aax file. Now I have to figure out what to do with it.

  • Brian Says:

    I wonder if my Fire Phone has the app? Better put the file in Dropbox, I suppose. Or can I copy it over with a USB stick? These things were a lot simpler when I was a boy (grumble, grumble.)

    • Charlie Russel Says:

      I’m sure your Fire phone has an Audible app. Because Amazon owns Audible. 🙂

      You won’t need the file if you have the app — the app does its own download. You only need that file if you use the Windows app (or, I assume, the Mac app, though I don’t have that one.)