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The Sex Sphere, Etc.

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After much dithering, I’m on the point of inking a deal to get Spacetime Donuts and The Sex Sphere out as print on demand (POD) books this summer.

I finished a cover painting for The Sex Sphere last week. That’s an a-bomb explosion in the background. The novel is about nuclear terrorism and a being from the fourth dimension, you understand…

We were in San Francisco for Live Worms art show this weekend. It was nice to see the gang from our painting workshop in Caunes last summer.

I stopped by City Lights Books of course, and saw my college roommate Greg Gibson’s new book Hubert’s Freaks on display. I really like this book; Greg’s a great story-teller, and there’s some interesting controversy surrounding the book.

A reader with the handle “WendyMeat” sent me a link to a New Scientist article about non-conventional computer hardware. It mentions some of the ideas I’ve written about as possible computers in my SF: the molecules in a glass of water (Mathematicians in Love), Belusov-Zhabotinsky scrolls in an excitable medium (Postsingular), waves on water (“The Perfect Wave”), and slime mold (Freeware). So where’s my MacArthur prize, awready?


[Jack Kerouac alley in the light of morn.]

I dug out a quote relevant to my ruminations on death in my “The Problem of Death” post. In Gravity’s Rainbow (Penguin edition, 2000, p. 761), Thomas Pynchon imagines “some angel stationed very high watching [our lives], being carried on under a sentence of death whose deep beauty the angel has never been close to…”

[A mock Moon Mullins strip that’s part of a mural inside Coit Tower.]

I contributed to John DeNardo’s SF blog, SF Signal for a “Mind Meld” feature with writers commenting on the markets for SF stories.

Rick Kleffel posted the entire (short) interview that he excerpted for his short NPR piece about fears that the Large Hadron Collider will destroy Earth. I added the link to my podcast station; click the button below to access the MP3 audio file.

(Note that Feedburner only shows my most recent podcasts. For older podcasts, see my archive on Gigadial, which runs back to 2005.)

While I was writing this post, I happened to get a phone call from fellow SF writer George Zebrowski, entertainingly ranting about the crookedness of publishers vis-a-vis their authors. See his essay (and links): “We Are Not Alone.”

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5 Responses to “The Sex Sphere, Etc.”

  1. Vanderleun Says:

    The Sex Sphere!!!! Aieeeeeeeeeee!

    I’m probably the first and last editor to run screaming!

  2. Mac Tonnies Says:

    Your paintings always put me in mind of claymation. (That’s a good thing!)

  3. Steve H Says:

    Whoa! Look at the knobs on THAT one. Bring out the Large Hardon Collider!

  4. Rasputin Says:

    Oh wow, great trippy artwork!

  5. Gamma Says:

    wow already it’s passover full moon here in KT – we will all soon be there when the shaking start – i am just watching HAXAN (1922) Dobbs culd have been born in 1922 so that makes him 86 if he was born on the 2 2 22 – anyway he ain’t JRyu gnosis Dallas text yu know it’s a pretty sad place but the birds still fly in it and on and aeon after it all whats left and rite i witch i knew but me – it’ my DNA aes ma – glisztening like the binary system in te novacomplexion if the light ain’t negative

    hitch hook the fish Tzaddi ion


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