Today, StarShipSofa has two of the greats from the SF genre on its show. In July 2010 I carried out an interview with Ray Bradbury - being wet behind the ears at the time and pushing my luck... I asked the question "Are you a science fiction writer?" The speed with which he replied "No," was such a highlight to me.
We also have the amazing novelette by Kate Wilhelm called The Bird Cage, published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, January-February 2011 edition. Kate Wilhelm is one of the true legends in the SF field. In 1976 she won the Hugo Award for Where Late The Sweet Bird's Sang, which is a truly great novel of the genre. Kate has now set up InfinityBox Press, her own publishing company, created by Kate and her sons Richard and Jon, and daughter-in-law Sue, as a way for Kate to become independent from egregious contracts instituted by the major six publishers - it's become untenable for authors, even those with sterling track records such as hers.
James Cawley is a 50 year old Elvis impersonator from Ticonderoga, NY; his friend William Ware Theiss was costume-designer for the original Star Trek series, and left Cawley the blueprints for the original Star Trek Enterprise sets in his will — so Cawley rented out a 13,000 sqft shuttered supermarket and built an exquisite replica […]
Neil Gaiman writes: “A little over a year ago I released my rarest, earliest, and hardest to find work — books and comics — through Humble Bundle to fund charities that do good work. People were all so generous and enthusiastic that we broke records. More importantly, they made it possible for the Comic Book […]
Environmental lawyer-turned-Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick has a cool use for the new SEC rules requiring companies to disclose executive pay starting in 2017: he’s going to impose special taxes on businesses where the ratio of CEO pay to median worker pay exceeds 100:1 — an increase of 10% for 100:1 companies, and 25% for […]
The Boing Boing Store’s Gift Guide is full of ideas for pretty much anyone in your life like hipster ice cub trays, Xbox controllers, Halo Boards, and even diamond necklaces. As always, all products in the Boing Boing Store come at great discounts, too. Shop by price bucket starting at under $20. Under $20:Bloxx Jumbo Ice Trays […]
Unlike traditional lighters, the SaberLight features an electronic plasma beam that’s both rechargeable and butane-free. This sleek lighter is even approved by TSA, so you’ll never be stuck buying lighters you’ll just have to throw away partially used. For some people, like me, this is a pretty big game-changer. The SaberLight’s beam is actually both hotter and cleaner […]
Holiday shopping is in full swing, and the Striiv Touch is one of the best gift ideas I’ve landed on. Its simple design works for females and males, and its wide range of features makes it suitable for even the non-fitness enthusiasts in your life.Unlike traditional fitness trackers, the Striiv Touch also acts as a smartwatch. It […]