5 Things I Learned Last Week

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It’s been a while since I did any of these so the “last week” bit of that may be a stretch. John Scalzi has posted some wise words on this year’s (extremely) controversial Hugo nominations. Runbell make a bell for pedestrians. Somewhere in the Alps a small designer cabin is hidden inside of a giant boulder. Marina Malygina has designed a pizza themed condom. A father and daughter team (and their friends) used $100,000 worth of LEGO pieces to recreate Jurassic Park and it’s fantastic   Get a FREE copy of my short story, Only Friends by subscribing to my newsletter. [5 Things I Learned Last Week by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 6th April 2015]  

Hugos 2013

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I’ve decided to try and lighten my writing workload by taking today off (from my day job) so I’ve just got time to congratulate this year’s Hugo Award winners. Sorry to see Howard Tayler’s Schlock Mercenary didn’t win but I’m a big fan of John Scalzi’s Redshirts, Clarkesworld and Writing Excuses so I’m pleased for them (and Howard Tayler is part of the Writing Excuses team so he’s still a Hugo Award winner). You can get a detailed breakdown of the Hugo voting here and it’s quite interesting. The list of nominations in the Best Semiprozine category pretty much matches my wishlist of publications I’d like to appear in. [Hugos 2013 by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 3rd September 2013]