I've not blogged for more than a week, with life (in the form of the Nebula Awards weekend and some before-and-after vacationing) keeping me too busy.
The shuttle launch scheduled for May 14th was the third to the last. (If you can bear it, here's my previous woeful post about the gutting of the US space program.) To judge from the crowds, I was far from the only person to look for a reason to head to Canaveral. SFWA (Science-fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) seems like a natural bunch to merit VIP seating at a shuttle launch, and indeed we had it -- until, at the last moment, we had it taken away. NASA had overbooked the good seats. So: I saw -- and heard -- a launch from six miles away.
As for my subject line ...
|(Cover from 2011 re-release)|
Meanwhile, even as I was tromping about Florida, a previously taped interview aired in Philadelphia for my most recent novel, InterstellarNet: Origins. My interview begins about 35 minutes into the show and runs for about fifteen minutes.