Check out KILLERS in Korean

The Korean edition of I Hunt Killers has hit U.S. shores! Or at least, it’s hit my doorstep, where I found a package of books waiting for me! And, yes, it is sooo cool. And I say that without being able to read a word of it — for all I know, they wrote “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” over and over again in Korean and pubbed it under my name. But I suspect they did not, in fact, do that. (Anyone out there read Korean? Check out the images and tell me what they say!) [Read more…]

Memory Monday: Falling in Love with Batgirl

Continuing our trip down Memory Lane, with another story from that fabled issue of Batman Family, one of the first comics I ever read…

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This Week in Rejection!: Asimov’s Redux

So, waaaaay back in the first This Week in Rejection!, I showed off my very first rejection letter, from Asimov’s Science Fiction. You can see it here.

Today, I stumbled upon another Asimov’s rejection. Based on the change in address and on the inclusion of an e-mail address and a website, I can confidently say that this newer rejection was earned roughly fifteen years later. Possibly closer to twenty.

Anyway, I show you this letter because, believe it or not, the rejection letter hadn’t changed at all in the intervening years! Other than an updated address and internet information, the only change is the formatting and the lack of a faux signature from the editor.

Otherwise…exactly the same!

Compare this:

To this:

Wild, eh?

Geek Girls, Misogyny, Sins of/from Childhood

Someday — maybe, perhaps, but probably not — I will write here about my own experiences growing up as a bullied geek and the ramifications that had on my life.

But right now, I just want to point you all to this most excellent episode of John Siracusa’s Hypercritical podcast, in which he and his co-host Dan Benjamin contribute to the ongoing discussion of misogyny in the geek culture, with some wonderfully insightful, nuanced, and empathetic comments on the topic. If you’re interested in the slightest, I urge you to listen. Yes, it’s long. But it’s worth it.

The beginning of the show is more in Siracusa’s métier of hard tech, so jump ahead to 56:10.1 The relevant portion runs from there through the end of the podcast (about 48 minutes — yeah, like I said: long, but worth it).

Here’s the link: 5by5 | Hypercritical #96: Blue Peter. You can play it in the page or download it to the gadget of your choice.

  1. Unless, of course, you really are deeply interested in Intel’s x86 processor architecture and its possible ramifications for future Apple fabbing. In which case, go ahead and listen to the whole thing.

I HUNT KILLERS in Thailand!

I’m happy to report the latest foreign rights deal for I Hunt Killers! If you live in Thailand, you’ll get the book soon enough. (Of course, if you live in Thailand, I doubt you’re reading this…so the book will be a surprise to you!)

Punica Publishing will publish the book in paperback for the Thai audience. Very cool!