Fanfiction

Whatever: My Policy on Fanfic and Other Adaptations of My Work:

“First: I do retain and reserve all rights to my work. I’m not very squishy about that fact. Just so you know. If you play in my universe, you implicitly accept I have the right to come around, say ‘mine!’ and then stomp off with all your pretty toys. Yeah, I know. I’m a dick. What can I say.

Second: As long as you can deal with that first point, as far as I’m concerned, you may play in my universe(s) as long as the emphasis is on ‘play.’ This means that nothing you do in my universes may:

a) Generate any sort of economic benefit for you, in any form;
b) Generate any sort of economic benefit for any third party;
c) Cause me economic detriment of any sort.”

Not that I ever expect anyone to ever write fanfic about anything I create. Nor have I ever written any fanfic of any kind (unless you count a DOCTOR WHO story I wrote back in the 7th grade as an assignment).

Hail, Jaws

Shark’s virgin birth stuns scientists | Earth News | Earth | Telegraph

“A female hammerhead shark has given birth without the help of a male, after genetic tests revealed that its baby shark had no paternal DNA.

An international team reports that the shark’s ‘virgin birth’ was down to an unusual method of reproduction known as ‘parthenogenesis’, where an egg starts to divide without being fertilised.”

Mundane-SF Stuff

Mundane-SF: Encyclopedia of Life:

“Recently I got an iPod which now allows me to listen to all kinds of interesting broadcasts from around the world that were previously unaccessed. The aggregator software, the citizen journalism, the interviews with scientists who speak about what they believe in without the need to be filtered through the boring style required of scientific papers — all of this has appeared in the last couple of years as yet another phenomenon never mentioned in an SF story before it happened. Like most aspects of the internet.”

Plug-Ins

From Dar Kush

“So I’m starting to create lists of ‘plug-ins,’ scenes in projects that are self-contained, from 100-2500 words, that I can write in a burst of flow. In that way, I can create one ‘plug in’ every day, minimum, no matter where I am or what I’m doing.”