This is some parade, yesiree Bob

Magazine reading. I subscribe to Wire magazine and it’s great to see the main feature is about Wire and their new album. Also read some tech magazines… but the less said about this nerdish preoccupation, the better.

Very sore after my walk out yesterday. Surely I didn’t overdo it just having a little walk. I was told that someone’s partner took 6 weeks to get over a similar operation and go back to work. I’m looking at going back on Monday!

Listened to an episode of The Writers Panel podcast interview with Paul Tremblay that was very interesting in terms of his writing methods (how, how much, music, etc). Tremblay impresses by his self-determination and ownership of his craft.

Also read Ken Lui’s story, Paper Menagerie. It’s the first work of fiction to win all three of SF’s major awards: the Hugo, the Nebula and the World Fantasy Award. It’s an upsetting story about an American boy who can’t forget that his father bought his Chinese mother from a catalogue. His mother, who barely speaks English, creates animals out of folded paper that move to express her love for him. It has a tearful ending.