This. Is. The. Real. Peter. Watts. Speaking. This. Is. Not. An. Android. Imposter. No. Way.

Okay, the comments were touching enough, but I’m starting to get emails now. Even a phone message. Time to put these ugly rumours to rest. First of all, I didn’t know you cared. I am touched. Second of all, I am still alive and reasonably healthy. There have just been a number of deadlines keeping […]

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Guest Stars

Today we take time to honour the works of others, especially when such works reflect well on me in some way. First up is this cool rendition of Lenie Clarke, rendered by one Brian Prince (who quite needlessly apologises for its “hastiness”). I love the look and the apocalyptic mood of this piece. I even […]

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We’re Number Three! We’re Number Three!

…”We”, of course, being Jo Walton and myself, who (as you all must know by now even though I’m only getting around to posting it now) tied for third on the Campbells. We came in just behind Morrow’s The Last Witchfinder in second place, while the lot of us lost to Ben Bova’s Titan, the […]

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ReaderCon Report

Okay, Catch-Up Post #1: Ode to the Domestic Shorthair Cat. Just kidding. Readercon, the Good: met cool people. David Edelman, author of Infoquake , and shared commiseratory we-didn’t-win-the-Campbell beers. Jenny Rappaport, agent to a friend of mine who started out merely as a talented wannabe in search of advice — and whom I should have […]

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The Best Piece of Prose I Ever Wrote.

Oh, so much to report. Readercon (at which I met some of you, who did not buy me nearly as many beers as I had hoped). The Campbell Decision (which one might normally call “controversial”, except as far as I can tell, reaction has been unanimous). The mysterious disappearance of 22 of the 30 reader […]

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Going South

Scant posts for the next little while: I’m heading off to Readercon, just outside Boston, at the crack of dawn tomorrow. I may even see some of you down there, assuming I don’t end up the token white guy in the little room at the border because some slack-jawed imbecile at Customs doesn’t like the […]

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Banana Does Not Look Like This

Banana‘s a brown tabby with gloriously misshapen ears. This actually looks more like my first-ever cat, The Cate. (Except for the nose. The Cate had 63 dots on an otherwise flawlessly-pink nose.) But there are many good things about the illustrations for this Nature interview. For one thing, Banana makes two appearances, the second in […]

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