Author Archives: jamesdmacdonald

Where We’ll Be This Weekend

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We’re going to be at Scintillation, a science fiction convention in Montreal. Except for being in a different country and all that, Montreal is actually more local to us than Boston, or even…

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A Thing to Do With Gift Tomatoes

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One of my brother’s friends cleared out her garden in advance of the frost, and as a result we ended up with a large bag full of fresh tomatoes — more tomatoes than…

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A Meditation on Stuff

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For about the first decade and a half of my post-undergrad life, I moved house on a regular basis, progressing first through a series of progressively less crappy apartments and then through two…

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Where We’ll Be This Weekend

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This weekend, Jim Macdonald and I are going to be at Albacon, in (surprise, surprise) Albany, New York.  This will be the first convention we’ve fully attended since Arisia, back in January —…

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Pointing With Pride

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Debra Jess’s new Thunder City romance novel, Blood Hunter, is out today.  I feel sort of grandparental towards it, because I was the editor. Links for Blood Hunter and the other Thunder City…

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Dammit, We Thought of It First

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President Trump, in his infinite fatuity, has decided to call for a United States Space Force. This peeves me no end. We came up with the idea of a Space Force years ago,…

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Baby Needs a Pair of New Shoes

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Or, to be more specific, a new porch. Because the hardships and foul weather of this past winter caused the porch and steps of our house to transition from merely dilapidated to actively…

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With Regard to the Recent Email to Nominees for the Hugo Awards

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Science Fiction’s Hugos would not be what they are without accompanying periodic outbursts of controversy. This year’s topic is the email sent out to nominees for the award, “encouraging” them to dress professionally…

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Forward to the Past

If you’re looking for me this weekend, I’ll be at the Vermont Ren Faire in Stowe. In addition to doing walk-around magic, I’ve got four performances scheduled, two per day (at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm), on the Merchant’s Stage. … Continue reading

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