Why Sportsball is a Terrible Meme

Geek culture calls it “Sportsball”

Over the past few years I’ve noticed at the beginning of football season that the geek culture brings back this sportsball meme. It’s the non-jock segment of geek culture (which is a very large percentage) perpetuating this.

It sounds something like this: “One squad has … Continue reading

Something to Share With You from Frederik Pohl

Frederik Pohl, the last of the great original science fiction writers, passed away today. In a futuristic way, I learned of this via Twitter as I was cooking on the grill. I wanted to share something with everyone.

On May 8th of this year, I had been reading I. Asimov, … Continue reading

Wednesday Writer – Joe Haldeman

I met Joe Haldeman in 2012 at LepreCon. I found Joe and his wife Gay to be charming people. Joe was kind enough to agree to be interviewed.

Wednesday Writer – Jay Lake

Today, I have the pleasure of sharing with you an interview with Jay Lake. This is my first interview with somebody I have not either met in person or interacted with regularly online, although we do have a lot of common friends. Jay was kind enough to be just … Continue reading

Wednesday Writer – Mary Robinette Kowal

Today, we’re chatting with a writer who has burst onto the main stage of speculative fiction over the past few years, Mary Robinette Kowal.

I met Mary online in the writers workshop at Orson Scott Card’s website, Hatrack River. About a year later, we met at Card’s Literary … Continue reading

Potpourri – Small World

Funny things can happen in this universe. I went to high school with a man named Tom Underberg. I haven’t seen him since graduation and hardly heard from him even after we connected on Facebook.

I had no idea he is writing spec fic until just today. About … Continue reading

Wednesday Writer – Christine Amsden

Today I’m chatting with writer Christine Amsden. I have known her (virtually) since 2005 when I joined Codex, though we have never met in person. One of these days we’ll correct that. I hope you enjoy learning more about her, and click through to check out her website.

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