I could write for a hundred years and never learn to write with the economy that LeGuin managed in A Wizard of Earthsea. There's tremendous meaning packed into as few words as possible. »
Texting. I resisted it for so long. It was always like, "Gah, this is too much work. I'll just call the person." But that was before my phone had a proper keyboard. Now I'm as bad as everyone else. »
Nebula voters are required to be Science Fiction Writers' Association members, which means publishing three short stories or a novel. Pretty convenient, then, that Day has his own publishing house.»
The first one is pure, unadulterated popcorn entertainment. It's very entertaining to watch. Does it have "cultural value"? Probably not. But it's something fun to sit down with and turn your brain off for two hours.