The excellent John Scalzi just put me on a list of SF bloggers, between genius Jonathan Carroll and fellow genius Maureen McHugh. That made me more than a little ashamed for not blogging for about a million years. Ever since I got my former, and very crappy, job.
Well, I’m out of there, and back at work. Not back to genre work for now, though. I’m the editor of Walla!Computers, the computers and technology section of Walla!, Israel’s biggest portal. Been there for about 3 months, give or take a 10 day vacation to Ireland, which was excellent and wonderful and fun.
And I always liked posting about cool tech stuff, so now I kinda do it for a living. And if I want, I can always write for the other departments as well, which is nice. I’ve written a gushing review of Israel’s best fantasy novel ever, Hagar Yanai’s THE WHALE OF BABYLON for the Culture and Entertainment section, for instance. That was fun.
But I should post more about SF. I mean, ICon 2006 is just around the corner, really. And Neil Gaiman will be there. And I’m one of his hosts/handlers for the con. Which is awesome. Very excited about that.
I’m re-reading Sandman as preparation for the Neil visit, as I’ll also be doing either a panel with him or an on-stage interview. It’s as good the umpteenth time around.
I don’t miss translating at ALL. Odd. I did it for so long. Well over 30 books in all. And I just don’t miss it. Though I do get to translate Reuters articles, and I don’t mind that. I do miss editing. Which is good, as I do have this editorial project I’ve kinda let die and should really resurrect.
All in all, life is good. Possibly playing a bit too much Dungeons and Dragons Online, but I never got to play D&D as a kid, and it’s fun.
Summer TV has generally been horrific. Doctor Who was great, but it’s over. And Entourage remains a weekly highlight. But it’s mostly a void. Good thing I’ve got work and DDO to keep me busy.
I did watch the pre-air version of the Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip pilot and I hope everyone checks it out. Amazing pilot.
And yeah… There’s a war on. Hard to ignore when your office is next to the news desk and your parents live in the north of the country. Depressing and scary times.
Well, that’s all I’ve got to say right now. But do stay tuned. I think I’m back.