Oh hey! Tor is making an omnibus ebook of The Adventures of Arabella Ashby (includes Arabella of Mars, Arabella and the Battle Of Venus, and Arabella the Traitor of Mars)! Preorder now and get all three books for just $2.99!
When you add a still virtual background into Zoom, it copies the image file into a private directory. But when you add a video virtual background, it copies only a still thumbnail into its private directory, along with the video file’s location. If the original video file is deleted (e.g. it’s removed from the downloads directory) you’ll see the “[file].mp4 could not be found” error shown below. If you want to use custom video backgrounds, be sure to put the file in a place where it will stay around before adding it to Zoom.
Tune in TONIGHT (May 21) at 7:30 PM Pacific Time to see me guest-host Thursday Night Theatre: Facebook Live! from The Pulp Stage!
To see the show, go to http://www.facebook.com/thepulpstage and click on VIDEOS. You’ll see the “Is Live” video with the red dot starting around 7:25 pm, Pacific. The show runs until 8:00 and will be followed by a 15 minute talk-back with director Matt Haynes.
This week’s offering is our variety show. FRESH BLOOD AND OLD FAVORITES, with guest host: David D. Levine, actor, writer and honored recipient of The Hugo Awards,
The theme for this evening is “Pulling the Trigger.” Dare you
- activate an unruly weapon against an invading army?
- play out your most scandalous fantasy in a hotel encounter?
- fire a superhero who is setting a horrible example but giving you great publicity on Youtube?
See what happens, quite unexpectedly, in an old favorite by Tom Slot plus new works by William Thomas Berk and Thomas Gondolfi (a special theatrical adaptation of his story from the celebrated anthology by Impulsive Walrus Books… go Frog and Esther Jones!)
The show is directed by Matt Haynes and features David D. Levine, John Marks, Molly Gregerson, Kathleen Barnebey and Michèle M Tredger.
Escape Pod episode 730, “When We Were Patched” by Deji Bryce Olukotun, is out now, narrated by me!
I will be presenting “The Observer and the Observed: Description and point of view in SFF” at ZOEcon IV: The Virtual Edition, a pay-what-you-will virtual con! It’s this weekend, April 24-25!
I will be presenting a session on “Using Sets and Props in Science Fiction and Fantasy” at the Writers Digest University Annual Science Fiction & Fantasy Virtual Conference, May 16-17!
I was interviewed by WUWM, Milwaukee’s NPR station: How A Sci-Fi Writer Looks At The Coronavirus “Apocalypse”
I had a fun video interview with YA author Matt Mikalatos!
The Facebook link is: https://www.facebook.com/mikalatosbooks/videos/547399105909644/
and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG8cPTwSkgU
I am honored to have the Editorial in the current issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction! You can read my “Thoughts on a Definition of Science Fiction” online now!