Author Archives: Bill Ruhsam

Photos from Dunwoody/Sandy Springs

I was out taking some pictures for a project. Got these, too.

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Not Looking Forward to Game of Thrones Season Six

Last night we put our money where our mouth was and paid to join HBO Now/Go/Whatever in order to watch Game of Thrones season five. Thanks, HBO, for listening! But that’s not what this is about. I am not at … Continue reading

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Welcome to Nightvale!

Last weekend we attended the Atlanta live performance of Welcome to Nightvale. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a deliciously weird podcast program set in the fictional town/city of Nightvale, which is set in the desert of America (somewhere). … Continue reading

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Hugos and Pinecone

The pinecone has nothing to do with the Hugos, I just think it’s a good picture that I snapped this morning while taking some project photos1. Yesterday, George R. R. Martin chimed in on the current Hugo/Sad Puppy kerfuffle. His … Continue reading

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Clarke Award vs. Sad Puppies

13:25 UPDATE at bottom I find it interesting that of the five novels on the Sad Puppy Slate, exactly zero were submitted for review for the Clarke Awards. This could mean a few different things: No one bothered to submit … Continue reading

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2015 Clarke Award Shortlist

With all the hullabaloo over the Hugos, it’s easy to miss the fact that they are not the only award for Science Fiction. The Arthur C. Clarke Award is the most prestigious award for science fiction in Britain. The annual … Continue reading

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More on the Hugo Noms

I summarized the Hugo nomination slate earlier, being both sad, yet optimistic that this hijacking can’t last. Because I’m ignoring the standby advice of “DON’T READ THE COMMENTS” I was casting about for what other people thought about the current … Continue reading

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Sometimes the Hugos just Make Me Tired

Every year, I get very excited when the Hugo award nominations roll around. What will people think are the best novels1 this year!? Will I have read them? What additional books do I get to consume!??!?!? And every year, books … Continue reading

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2015 Hugo Award Nomination Weirdness (And Why It Doesn’t Matter)

The Hugo Award Nominations were announced on Saturday. If you’re not aware, the Hugos are the de jure Best-in-Industry science fiction and fantasy awards. I say “de jure” because, as we shall see, they are not actually an industry award. … Continue reading

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Griffin is Constructing! (Not just De-Constructing)

It’s only been the last few weeks that Griffin has decided that putting things on top of each other is more fun than smashing them down. .@bruhsam rocked @gruhsam's world when he brought home "girl" blocks. With both sets, G … Continue reading

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