Still the world is wondrous large,—seven seas from marge to marge— And it holds a vast of various kinds of man; And the wildest dreams of Kew are the facts of Khatmandhu And the crimes of Clapham chaste in Martaban.
Here's my wisdom for your use, as I learned it when the moose And the reindeer roared where Paris roars to-night:— "There are nine and sixty ways of constructing tribal lays, "And—every—single—one—of—them—is—right!"
Job: physician Metaphysics: naive realism Politics: proud RINO Religion: relaxed athiest Cats: Tagalong and Story OS: Ubuntu, 10.04 Critically important issues on which I have no opinion: abortion, gun control, the war in Iraq. Crank opinion: cocaine, opiates, hallucinogens and other psychoactive drugs should be legalized. Antibiotics should not. Universe I would like to live in: C.S. Lewis's. Universe I really live in: Raymond Carver's, Nelson Algren's, Nathanial West's.
I went to the Clarion science fiction and fantasy writing workshop in 2004. I kept an almost-real-time account of my experiences there, at st_at_clarion.
I used to read slush for Lenox Avenue, a now sadly defunct e-zine of speculative fiction.
I write some spec fic myself. I won the 2004 Grand Prize in the Writers of the Future Contest. My winning story, "In the Flue," is published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 21, available at most booksellers, including Amazon.