In a rather startling development, I've been interviewed for a feature in this week's edition of the leading British peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet. Niall Boyce's article 'The Psychiatrist who wanted to Believe' concerns Harvard professor John Mack, who started to use hypnotic regression to uncover 'memories of alien abduction'. It's a great piece, and it's especially fascinating to see UFO mythology being dealt with from a medical perspective.
Obsessed (with Joseph Scrimshaw) is a podcast that's great fun in which geeky comedian Joe invites guests to discuss things they're obsessed by. His latest episode, #10, has Bonnie Burton talking about Godzilla, and me going on a bit about Kate Bush, and was recorded live at CONvergence. I really enjoyed it.
And speaking of CONvergence, I've been invited to be a Returning Guest of Honour at next year's event. This suits me down to the ground. CONvergence is my convention home, something I hold up as the ideal of what events should be like, and I always feel tremendously welcome there. And this year, hopefully, you guys get to meet Spud. I think the little one should be on a panel. The subject of the panel should probably be poo.
There's a new edition of The SF Squeecast out, and it's a great one, recorded live in Chicago before we won the Hugo, with guest Jay Lake being very funny. His bear joke is very Not Safe For Work.
I'll update our year-long prediction game soon. All the clever folk who said 'Tesla' for the 'nominate a historical figure who'll be named in Warehouse 13 this year' must be getting worried that, four episodes in, our heroes haven't yet mentioned their Tesla guns.
And finally, Graham Sleight's The Doctor's Monsters, for which I've written the introduction, is now available. It's an excellent combination of academia and fannishness, an easy introduction to SF criticism for those who share Graham's love for the monsters of Doctor Who.
I shall try and continue to have an online presence as the birth approaches, and then not to post too many baby pictures. Until next time, Cheerio!