June 6th, 2008

Jason sepia

new/old review at irosf

Still dizzy, despite finally going to the doctor yesterday and getting some happy pills (for giddyness, which for some reason made me giggle) to settle down my inner ears. The doc actually couldn't see into my ears because of the wax build-up, so after coming back home, I very carefully tried to get out the worst offending stuff, and not go too deep with the q-tips. And eesh, the goop that came out of there. Seriously, I could have sculpted a life-sized version of myself with the earwax that I dug out of just the most exterior part of my ear canals.

Hopefully things will be a little better by Monday, and I won't be barfing all the way to Phuket.

In a complete change of topic, I have been remiss in directing y'all to my new/old review of Ted Chiang's The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate in the shiny new issue of The Internet Review of Science Fiction. This review was originally published at the very short-lived Scalpel Magazine for about a week before the entire site was taken down. Thankfully, Bluejack thought it was good enough to resurrect.

The new issue also contains an interview with Lois McMaster Bujold, features and essays by Daniel M. Kimmel, Nader Elhefnawy, Carole Ann Moleti, Elizabeth Barrette, Ruth Nestvold, and Robert Bee, and other reviews by Flynn Gallagher, Joe Tokamak, and Lois Tilton. The editorial announces the staff addition of Stacey Janssen, who is now taking the lead as Managing Editor; congrats, Stacey, and welcome!
Jason sepia

tweaks to zz.com completed



Work has finished for the Phase II redesign of ZoranZivkovic.com (Phase I was the initial set-up of the site/blog, and the transference of all the content from the old site). All of the older emails have now been translated into backdated entries. Lots of great photos (of awards ceremonies, of theatrical and film adaptations, of con appearances), including the one above taken by Nebojsa Babic for a Fame photoshoot last October.

I also set up a LiveJournal syndication (zoranzivkovic) for my LJ pals who want to add Zoran's blog entries to their f-list.

So if you haven't yet, go poke around ZZ.com and see what there is to see. It's pretty damn comprehensive at this point, but if there's anything you'd like to see added, or if something isn't working, or if I misspelled something, or whatever, feel free to let me know.

Now, go play!