What’s that? No, I’m not going to the beach.
What I am going to do is try to get caught up on work, and that includes blogging as well the things She Who Must Be Obeyed has decreed be completed. For one thing, I’ll be catching up on grading, writing some reference letters, and trying to get ahead on some course preparation.
But you want to know about what will be happening here. First, a review of Allen Steele’s Apollo’s Outcasts for Futures Past and Present and a review for this blog of Jack the Giant Slayer. I saw the film last weekend, and I finished Apollo’s Outcasts a couple of days ago, but I haven’t had time to write either review. I’ve got another Northwest Smith story, “Dust of Gods”, to look at. Plus, there’s the next item for my blog at Amazing Stories (TM) followed up by a review of a novel that I’ve been looking forward to reading that’s had an interesting publishing history over the last few weeks. The book won’t be out for a bit, but I managed to score an advance copy.
As far as writing goes, I’m going to try to carve out enough time to get a couple of things finished. Plus, I’m going to try something new and publish some of my own fiction and see if any of it sells. This will be a completely new venture for me, and I’m not sure how steep the learning curve will be. I also bought a domain name over the Christmas break, and if time allows, I’ll work on getting a web site going. More on that at a later date.