Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Model Universe sells in the UK!

Interesting. I've had my science fiction anthology, The Model Universe, up for sale at Amazon UK for two months, where it sold precisely zero copies. Several days ago, I realized I hadn't added any tags to its Amazon page, did so, and promptly sold a book. I'm rich. At any rate, those mysterious tags might very well mean something.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Green hills and brown fields

Wintertime in the Salinas Valley. The hills slowly turn green as they finally get some rain. The fields of the valley below are all brown, devoid of crops mostly (other than some cauliflower, broccoli, and the like), the earth turned over and waiting to be planted for the spring.