June 17th, 2003


Agent to the Stars (http://www.scalzi.com/agent/)

Last night, I read Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi. It's an online shareware novel, as good as 90% of the paperback SF on the shelves now.

The author, after working out that a successful midlist author earns about a dollar and fifty-eight cents a day for the labor of writing a book, elected not to go through the aggravation and the years long process of getting published, and so instead put it online. All he asks is that if you like it, sent him at least a dollar and tell other people that you liked it. Well, I've sent him a couple of bucks, and now I'm telling you.

It's a good read. Go take a look.

My Dad

I just learned that my Dad collapsed and hurt himself in the fall a few days ago.

The high altitude thin air in Bolivia and his habit of overworking himself to physical breakdown, combined with his habit of not keeping track of whether he is taking aspirin or Advil, and so taking them together...

Concerned and exasperated at the same time.
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