The magazines from the BSFA, (British Science Fiction Association) arrived today. Usually I stuff them in my bookcase with other unopened mags for when I go on a long train journey but I opened those two today. Yeay, a good review of our Escape Velocity magazine is in Vector mag from Terry Jackman. In Focus is an article written by me entitled: Taking Readers to 11.2 kilometres per second and beyond. 11.2km / sec is the velocity you’d need to escape from Earth and so it is a piece about Escape Velocity mag. The editor Martin McGrath, a brilliant writer as well as editor, made me write the article in exchange for me having an advert for Exit, Pursued by a Bee. So much promo, but this time matched with writing!
My wife is going to York this weekend to teach teachers about rocket science. It’s funny to think people blurt out “it’s not rocket science you know” whereas to my wife, rocket science is easy (she is a physicist) compared to many other aspects of life – such as map reading, choosing outfits, and how to stop me talking on about science fiction.
My daughter sent me a photo of her child yesterday. She hasn’t given birth yet, but doesn’t mind the world knowing that the Nelder genes are to be perpetuated. The ET look alike scan (at 11 weeks) is symbolic of another science fiction fan on his or her way. Yeay again!