Behold the beautifully macabre photo of the severed head of Saint Vitalis of Assisi, the patron saint of genital diseases, peering out of a reliquary. It's going up for auction in Ireland and the auction house's estimated value is somewhere between $1,100 and $1,700.
So if you're planning on buying me a birthday present and can't think of something appropriate...
You can read about it here.
And elsewhere in the blogoverse . . .
Scott Edelman has posted a video of all but the last two minutes of the Nebula Awards. So if you were curious how I did as toastmaster, well, here's your chance.
The post is here. You'll have to scroll down some.
And I have my Balticon schedule . . .
Once again, I set out to prove that I am the iron man of science fiction. Friday and Sunday are pretty light. But take a glim at Saturday. Wow.
9:00 PM Fantasy Motifs in SF Literature
10:00 AM Postcolonial SF/F
1:00 PM Whose program is it, anyway?
3:00 PM Name Droppers
4:00 PM How Plausible is Today's Hard SF?
5:00 PM On the Shoulders of Giants
6:30 PM Reading (I think I'll read The Dala Horse)
7:00 PM Clark Ashton Who? Great Forgotten Science Fiction Authors
8:00 PM Autograph Session
9:00 PM Growing Up With Us — Children's Books We Still Love as Adults
10:00 PM Name your 5 (or fewer, but not more) favorite books
Sunday9:00 AM Writers We Don't Understand
So there'll be plenty of opportunities for you to get a free limited edition signed-and-numbered chapbook of The Brain Baron. Yours for the asking.