Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I Take My Humor Black. Like My...

Coffee. Jeez.  What do you think this is, an Airplane! quote?

I'm going all random on you today. Let's see where we end up.

First, as the world mourns the loss of Steve Jobs, I'm mourning the loss of writing spot number three. Sure, I hadn't been there in three months. I'm writing at home these days. It still makes me sad to see a mom-and-pop go.

Next, a science fiction submission call for Vortex writer peeps. No romance required. Press release from Angela James, Carina Press: Carina Press is pleased to announce a call for submissions for our 2012 holiday collections. This will be the only open collection call for 2012 and is an excellent opportunity for authors interested in participating in the normally by-invitation-only Carina Press collections. Carina is looking for science fiction novellas with a winter holiday theme, to be published digitally both individually and as a collection in December 2012. The novellas should be from 18,000 to 35,000 words and feature science fiction elements as integral to the novella. The stories do not need to be romance, or even have romance elements, but can be straight science fiction, or science fiction with romantic elements, and can also feature elements of mystery, thriller, horror or other sub-genres. FMI.

Time travel and Jane Austen? I know one Vortex peep who will faint dead away.

Time travel and Disney? Seriously, who isn't doing time travel?

And who knew Wikipedia had an entry devoted entirely to time travel urban legends? Am I in heaven?

This deliciously dark-humored advertisement from Alfred Hitchcock for his newly-released Rear Window popped up in a trade magazine in 1964. Only Hitch could get away with this.

Have a great week!


Marilyn Brant said...

L.A., thanks for thinking of me! Yes, I'd heard about the Austen film. I didn't faint, but I did cheer. Loudly ;). And I thought of you this past week when I heard about the neutrinos in Europe that were tested as being faster than the speed of light! Time travel cannot be far behind, right?! Hope you are well and sending you some xo's from Chicago.

Pamela Cayne said...

I'm not a big Hitchcock fan yet I'm becoming one after seeing that ad! Hope the at-home writing is going great!

Charles Gramlich said...

That "Muse" image makes me think of "Misery." How cool. I need a bit of that

Todd Wheeler said...

Great links as usual. Will have to keep that holiday submission in mind.

the walking man said...

Odd how time travel works...I was here a minute ago and then *blip*

Eric said...

My life at work these days. Now if I can only succeed and get that promotion OUT OF HERE!