Sunday, May 31, 2009

Gear School bloggering.

After an absence of many months, I finally make with the posting over at the Gear School blog. A book review of sorts of Peter Watts's excellent Blindsight that quickly goes off the rails.

Also, Nuria posted a new entry last week, too. Anyone want to make a bet whose entry retains coherence throughtout?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

More Gear School goodness

Over at the Gear School blog, Nuria Peris, my collaborator on the book has posted another entry about the side project that Bamf! studio have going with the book, complete with new photos. You should check it out.

Do it!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The mystery deepens...

Or, actually, they may have given the game away.

Nuria has written another post over on our shared Gear School blog hinting at what Studio Fenix and Bamf Studio (wasn't BAMF the sound effect Nightcrawler made when he teleported?) are up to. You should go and see if you can deduce what's happening.

I will be neither confirming nor denying guesses.

You know, I need to figure out what I'm going to do over there. Old pitch material? Short short stories set in the GS universe? Videos of me doing dramatic readings from the book? The possibilities really are endless...

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The secret history of 100 Girls

I have hinted a few times about our (our being Todd, our publisher, our managers, and me) involvement with Hollywood. I have never more than hinted because if these things are up in the air there's a number of reasons not to talk about them. Some of those reason are legal. So I thought it was interesting to stumble across a brief article on Hollywood North Report dot com mentioning 100 Girls having been optioned by Sci Fi. This is interesting to me for a couple of reasons. 1) I never knew that any information about this deal leaked into the wild and 2) because the article is dated December 2008 and the Sci Fi's option on the book had lapsed by that time. Had been lapsed for several months if memory serves.

It makes me wonder why this site would report on a deal that was already history at the time of reporting. Hollywood North Report claims it got the original story from another site. This other site doesn't have any kind of search function, so I can't tell what exactly they reported. This little episode may remain a mystery, I guess.

I have always thought that I'd like to write a detailed history of 100 Girls in Hollywood, but only after the matter of its involement there is settled. And by "settled" I mean either 1) Someone actually purchases the writes to the book or 2) Todd and I throw up our hands and decide to give up on the process entirely.

I have no illusions about which of those eventual outcomes will come to fruition.

But for now, marvel at what could have been...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Gear School blog rises from the ashes...

Raise your hand, who remembers that I used to post over on a blog for my book, Gear School? Anyone? Anyone? That's what I thought.

Well, after months of inactivity, Nuria,my better half on that book, has started posting material there. Only it's not quite about the book. I am not currently at liberty to say what this is all about, but I do know what it is and it's pretty cool. I will tease just a bit more and say I can't wait for the announcement. You really should start paying attention to what's going on over there, I think.

So, Nuria is posting there again, how about me? Yes, I do plan on maintaining a presence there again, unless something gets in my way. What that might be, I'm not sure, but I'm sure life can think of a few things.

Wish me luck.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Even more photos

Plenty of new photos, most of these centered around Melissa and Oscar's birthday open house, up on our flickr page.