Friday, January 13, 2006

Is this thing on?

I finished reading STARDUST an hour and a half early, so I also did some poems and "A Study In Emerald". When I was done Rick Harris, my director, played me some of the high points in voice actors being irritated with directors -- a wonderful William Shatner noise and telling a poor director who had suggested he might want to greet Spock more enthusiastically "you disgust me", and some fine, fine Orson Welles being irritated about Findus Frozen Foods ad copy.

Over at is footage of the moving sculpture Lisa Snellings made for me, um, moving.

What was the best book you read last year...? wants to know.

From the afterword to Pam Noles's remarkable essay about race in fantasy at you can learn that The Carl Brandon Society has created two awards. Details at