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23 July 2009 @ 08:02 pm
Impromptu trip to Seattle  
A variety of circumstances have come together such that we will be going to Seattle tomorrow, leaving Portland after lunch Friday and returning home in time for dinner Saturday. We'll be bunking at marykaykare's for One! Night! Only!

While we're in town we'll hit the Clarion West party, possibly visit markbourne in the hospital if he's up to it, and pick up our six-year-old niece Alex. We will then take Alex home for a one-night sleepover at Aunt Kate and Uncle David's place (Saturday night), sending her home with her mother who's coming to Portland for a concert on Sunday.

We're also working on Bento. It has to go to the printer on July 30 if we want to have copies in hand for the Worldcon. Wish us luck.

In other news, I've participated in an SF Signal Mind Meld, about memorable F/SF stories. Check it out for a bunch of recommendations of really fabulous stories, many of them online. My own selections, I realized after I had written them up, say a lot about me and why I write the kind of stories I do. See my essay there for more details.

Also, klages and I will be Celebrity Party Hosts at the Reno in 2011 party on Wednesday night at the Worldcon. See the at-con convention newsletter for location and other details.

csinman on July 24th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
Jay Lakejaylake on July 24th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
See you at the CW party! I'll be there after my UBooks reading.
Kalimackalimac on July 24th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
The Moon Moth
"In this story, an Earth human traveling to another planet completely underestimates how alien it is, and winds up being overwhelmed and nearly killed by his inability to cope with the cultural differences."

And given that, the story's ending is one of the most breathtakingly imaginative things I have ever read.

"The weird thing is that I cannot recall, or discover through online research, whether the natives in the story are nonhuman or merely culturally alien."

It really doesn't say, not in the story itself. They're certainly close to human at the least.