Lucky Bamboo is usually sold as stalks that grow in water, and they’re often braided, curled, or bundled into attractive shapes. The plant is Dracaena sanderiana, and like many Dracaena varieties, it makes an excellent and attractive houseplant. They’re notoriously easy to care for — unless you’re me. My problem is the same one I … Continue reading Lucky Bamboo part I: The Joy of Dirt
This video (above or here) by Dimitar Karanikolov shows two minutes of a tropical rain forest viewed from above. The photographer calls it Forest Therapy. It’s intensely peaceful and relaxing. It’s also a chance to see trees at war with each other. Trees — and all plants — compete mercilessly for light, even in some … Continue reading Trees in deadly battle
You can now get Semiosis in French. It’s just been published by Albin Michel Imaginaire. I love love love the cover art. The book has been getting good reviews, as far as I can tell (I don’t really speak French): “J’ai été intriguée, puis enchantée par le mystère de Pax !” “…si un ami, un … Continue reading “Semiosis” is now available in French
Report: Dublin 2019, an Irish Worldcon The 77th World Science Fiction Convention was held in Dublin, Ireland August 15 to 19 Future Worldcons should be held in a Tardis. Popular events could be put on a time loop so anyone could attend even if they conflicted with other events. More importantly, every room for panels, … Continue reading The fun of an Irish Worldcon
Get an ebook of Semiosis for only $2.99. The sale is on during all of September. The publisher, Tor, has links to all major ebook sellers here.
My publisher, Tor, has posted the opening of the novel Interference, the sequel to Semiosis. As with Semiosis, each chapter is a different character. This is the opening to Chapter 1. Don't worry, Stevland eventually gets his own chapter -- and he owns it. No spoilers.... Here's the excerpt: https://www.torforgeblog.com/2019/08/09/excerpt-interference-by-sue-burke/
This year’s World Science Fiction Convention, or Worldcon, will be in Dublin, Ireland, from August 15 to 19. About 5,000 people are expected to attend. If you’ve never been, events include panels, gaming, writing workshops, costumes, speeches, awards, movies, music, dancing, parties, art, science, theater, children’s activities, and a lot more. Worldcons are run by … Continue reading Where to find me at Worldcon