The temperature at last year’s Winterfest race was 10 degrees with winds at 25 mph, gusting to 35. This year’s had the figures in reverse: temperature about 35, winds about 10. And the sun was out! What fun is that?
The new book static-tested and fully fueled/rolling onto the launchpad/insert-your-own-metaphor-here, with a planned release date of May 19, 2009. Previews and more at the site, so stand by for engineers, astronauts, wolves, space ships, and other worlds.
Yes, no pictures on the blog. I want you to click the link, see?
If you head over to our parent site , you’ll see an entirely new look. The old design had all the dubious charms of something entirely hand-coded by me. The new gt-labs.com is still hand-crafted, but not all by me, meaning it’s no longer built on a foundation of tar-swabbed timber and insulated with sod — think titanium beams and aerogels. (It does have a sod roof, though, since we’re all about being green.)
Thanks to Suzanne Chapman for her design skills, to Paul Sizer and Jane Irwin for moving me in the right direction and suggesting that I meld a blog into it so many moons ago, and to Kat for her troubleshooting and proofreading!
Two-Fisted Science and Dignifying Science are close to being sold out in their original, comic book-sized editions. I will reconfigure them to a more…or less, depending on your perspective…conventional trim size of 6×9 in. (15×23 cm) for reprinting this spring, so if you really love the book in the 7×10 in. format, now would be a great time to order them.
(Suspended in Language will probably go back to press at about the same time.)
I’m grateful to all the readers who have made their success possible. Thanks!
On my last birthday I used the ill-gotten gains from my first published science fiction to purchase a robot.
That sounds like the start of an SF story itself, but it’s true. And it’s also true that as a result my cat Niels has joined me as a fan of Tor.
Finally, a terror-free vacuum cleaner!
(Which sounds like the end of an SF short story, so I’ll leave everything in between as an exercise for the reader.)