Death stars to electric cars

Thu 14 Feb 2013 - Filed under: Not a Journal. | Leave a Comment | Posted by: Gavin

I find it hard to believe that so many people fell for the White House’s announcement that they aren’t building a Death Star. Of course that’s what they’d say.

Are you going to be in Chicago on Sat. April 6th? Check out the Caxton Symposium: OUTSIDERS: Zines, Samizdat, & Alternative Publishing. Looks like a good day.

I was sad to note the recent death of Ralph G. Martin, “The author or co-author of some 30 books, Mr. Martin was perhaps best known for Jennie: The Life of Lady Randolph Churchill, a two-volume biography of Winston Churchill’s beautiful American-born mother, the former Jennie Jerome.” Nice books, I recommend them if you haven’t read them.

Speaking of the Times, did you see Karen Russell on the cover of the Book Review this week? Can’t wait to read Vampires in the Lemon Grove, although I will probably pick it up and have to put it aside until all the excitement dies down and I can read it in peace.

Other Small Beer stuff: No, we did not post eligible books/stories or whatever for various awards. It never quite seems like the right thing for us to do. But we do like awards and reviews and so on, including this review of LCRW 28 in Locus Online from Lois Tilton, who enjoyed most of the zine. LCRW‘s out at most of the bookstores it goes to now. Thank you for giving our tiny zine space on your lovely shelves, indie bookstores!

There’s one bookstore with a 10-year-old invoice for chapbooks. On the 10th anniversary, in September, maybe I will post the invoice online and see if payment appears!

Did you see Linda Nagata has a new SF novel coming out next month. Ch-ch-ch . . . you know what to do.

AWP is in Boston this March. See you there?

Looks like an interesting show starting soon in NYC: Ann.

Who’s right, who’s wrong? NYT vs. Tesla! The writer reports he skipped regular charging stations because he wanted to use only the superchargers. Because that is a rational decision any driver would make . . . ? Er, no. Sorry. Can’t wait for the driving in circles explanation.

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