Friday, April 3, 2015

Where's Michael?


As always, I'm on the road again.  This road trip, however, will be even more extroardinary than usual.  Marianne and I will be spending almost three weeks in China with a group of friends that includes Ellen Datlow and Eileen Gunn.

Let me repeat that: China.

The next three weeks will either be a series of nightly or near-nightly exuberant posts on the wonders of that great land... or else a monotonous unchanging view of the map above, I don't know which.  The Great Firewall of China is no myth.  On my first visit I discovered that I could not even see this blog, much less update it.

But I think I have a work-around.  I've got a son in the States and IF his email account is accessible and IF he has the time and remembers the passcodes AND the Sun and Moon and Planets all align... Then you can share my adventure with me.

Fingers crossed, guys!



JJM said...

Email should be fine. Blogs are always iffy. LinkedIn works. Not sure about Twitter. Facebook is right out.

Michael Swanwick said...

A lot depends on the political winds. When Marianne was in China, my emails to her disappeared into the aether, as did hers to me. China was annoyed at aol for some reason and of course the gmail account was straight out.

Unknown said...

If it is not too late, invest in purchasing a vpn.

dolphintornsea said...

I've zoomed the map as far as I can, but I still can't see Michael . . .

Eugenie MulberryWhisper said...

Have a great time there! I will be looking forward to your travel notes - hope there will be some.