This week’s 50 Page Fridays is a festive excerpt from Connie Willis’ MIRACLE AND OTHER CHRISTMAS STORIES. Click read more to check out the first 50 pages, and from all of us here at Del Rey Spectra, happy holidays!Read More
You’ve read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’, I’m sure. That’s probably an understatement, actually. I’ll bet you’ve heard it so many times that you can even hear it now echoing inside your skull. Have you ever thought about it, though? I mean, how weird it is?
Fat guys improbably sliding down chimneys with bags of gifts, [...]
Okay, geeks and geeklettes: How did we do this year? What did Santa bring?
I racked up a couple of really nice gifts: a copy of Batman: Arkham City for my XBOX 360 (My wife will be a Bat-Widow for a few weeks, it looks like.) and a licensed museum-quality replica of Herugrim, the Sword of [...]
Christmas is practically here, but if you’re quick on the draw (and your credit card hasn’t been maxed out yet) you can still get a few cool stocking stuffers and small gifts in before the Fat Man arrives.Read More
Family, food and the thrill of giving gifts: these are a few of the things that make the holidays such a wonderful time of year. They’re also a few of the things that make them so stressful. Fruitcakes solid enough to build an adobe hut with, sketchy cousins and outlaw in-laws, and gifts that may or may not have come from the darkest, most lead-encrusted corner of a off-the-books Chinese factory combine to make us truly glad that this “most wonderful time of the year” only comes around once.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away primitive Earthlings utilized grooved vinyl to reproduce pre-recorded music and other audio entertainment. It was an elegant format, for a more civilized age…an age where an errant scratch, a bit of dust, the weight of a dozing house cat or even a few moments in the sun could ruin your recording forever.Read More
Here are a couple of news items that will interest Suvudu readers:
A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin told USA TODAY about the best book he ever received as a Christmas gift: Robert Heinlein’s science fiction classic Have Space Suit Will Travel:
“That book set me on the course to where I am [...]
Hey, kid: See that big guy in the corner with the biker beard? Yeah, the one who can’t stop laughing (who knows what that’s about) and hauls around a sack full of stuff he swears “elves” gave him. Right. I want you to sit in his lap. Go on, I’ll get the camera. What do [...]Read More
We felt that with it being Christmas eve and all, why not have a festive, holiday-appropriate theme to today’s excerpt. And who else to turn to for some amazing holiday season writing than Spectra legend Connie Willis!Read More