You may have heard that Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld books, recently learned he had early-onset Alzheimer’s. A couple of days ago, he gave the UK’s Alzheimer’s charity a half a million UKP donation. When Pat Cadigan, an expat American science fiction writer living in the UK, heard about that she kicked in a [...]
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[ via Badgerbag ] The American Red Cross and Corporate Lodging Consultants are working on temporary housing in hotels for people left homeless by Hurricane Katrina. If you’re from one of the zip codes in their list, ask the manager to use the Red Cross Special Transient Accommodations and Assistance Program. You’ll need a driver’s [...]
[ via Neil Gaiman ] To tuckerize (after Wilson Tucker) is to name a character in a work of fiction after a real person. You, dear reader, can buy the right to be tuckerized by the likes of Karen Joy Fowler (Tiptree Award co-founder), Steven King, Michael Chabon, and Neil Gaiman in a series of [...]
Bill Lazar passed along an announcement for an event raising money for the areas hit by the Boxing Day, 2004 Earthquake and Tsunami. The fundraiser, sponsored by Bay Area Unites, will be held at the HP Pavilion in San Jose on Sunday, February 20th from 2 to 5pm. The speakers and performers include: Bill Clinton [...]
[ via Electrolite ] You never think of it, but someone has to look after fido and fluffy while their humans are off campaigning in foreign lands. During the previous Gulf War, around Fort Hood and other large US military bases, pets that were abandoned-in-place when their owners had to jump on a transport to [...]
[ via the Pope Emperor ] Do you like finding new SF by great writers online? Want a tote bag hand embroidered by World Cultural Treasure Ursula K. Le Guin? Then the Infinite Matrix would like your aid. Elieen and company need to raise $60,000 to keep the site — that features short stories by [...]
Phil Agre collected hundreds of URLs related to the WTC/Pentagon attacks. All the URLs are now archived in one place.
[ via suggestion ] Back in 1929, Virginia Woolf suggested that a writer needed 500 Pounds Sterling and a room of one’s own if they were going to write full time. The McNight Foundation interviewed 2,400 Minnesotta artists and writers to find out what they needed in support if they were going to work full [...]
The Reptile Palace Orchestra, Boiled in Lead, and other bands I like are on a benefit album for Doctors Without Borders and medical aid to the former Yugoslavia.