Monday, October 26, 2009

OSI Book 3

Inhuman Resources, Book 3 in the OSI series, is now available for pre-order from Amazon

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Private Practice.

Season 3? Why is it so good? How has it sucked me in for yet another year?

Madmen Season 3: Strong and getting stronger. I love Peggy Olson's narrative.

Glee: Last episode was underwhelming, but it is still going strong.

Cougartown: Why do I keep watching? Watching it is a perfectly neutral experience.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Inhuman Resources (forthcoming Spring 2010)

I should get a few ARCs for Inhuman Resources soon, Book 3 in the OSI Series. I am waiting to post the cover art until it appears properly on Amazon. Suffice it to say, it involves stained glass, wings (which may be on fire), and a pretty sweet lanyard badge hanging from Agent Corday's neck. Once again, Timothy Lantz has crafted something really beautiful, and I'm happy to have it grace the cover of my books.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

blues

Hello Eve.

I miss you. I miss talking about our totem animals, and I am still very much a polar bear, as was decided earlier. I miss your beishung bear. Thank you for reading things that I wrote, and thank you for giving me new ideas. It was lovely to meet you when I did, and lovely to know you in some little way, and I am glad to have known you. I respected you and idolized you and were jealous of you for years, and getting to spend time with you was something that remains really precious to me. I was in Vancouver when I heard that you'd gone. I read it in an email while I was at Kinko's. I didn't know who to tell or what to do. I felt overwhelmingly pissed off, and then cheated, and then just sad, really sad.

I have been thinking of you a lot lately, since there have been several events held in your honor already, and more to come. And I have to adjust to the now distant, now slightly aslant, fact of you that is transmuted from the register of the physical to the memorial.

I will remember the sound of the ice cubes in your cup rattling slightly as you walked past the mailboxes and into the gray carpeted hallway of the grad center. The sound made me happy, and it still does.

Jes

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sunburst shortlist

Just a quick note as well to say that Night Child was shortlisted for the 2009 Sunburst Award in Canadian Science Fiction. You can see the full shortlist here.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Chris Colfer from Glee

Interview with Chris Colfer, out teen actor who plays Kurt in Glee. When asked if he was out in high school, Colfer replies: "Oh, no. People are killed for that in my hometown."

Full interview

NFL and queer rights

Scott Fujita, in a recent interview with Dave Zirin from The Nation, discusses homophobia in the NFL, as well as same-sex adoption rights. "They call me the Pinko Commie Fag from Berkeley," he says, since he earned a B.A. in Political Science from UC-Berkeley.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

Transgender teacher fired

EDMONTON - A transgendered substitute teacher fired by a Roman Catholic public school board has filed a human rights complaint demanding to be reinstated.

Jan Buterman is praised in a letter of dismissal for his teaching abilities, but told his gender change from woman to man is not aligned with the teachings of the Catholic church or its values.

Full article