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TARDIS: Time and Relative Dimensions in Stories

On May 6 I was the speaker at the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild’s Write After Lunch series, and entitled my talk “TARDIS: Time and Relative Dimensions in Stories.” This is more or less the text I spoke from, although as you'll see if you watch the archived video below and follow along, I didn't exactly deliver it word for word...   In the long-running British science fiction program Doctor Who, The Doctor, a centuries-old Time Lord, travels in the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimensions in Space). Powered by a collapsing star, it is bigger on the inside than on the outside, and can journey anywhere in time and space, from the beginning of the universe to its end, to any ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 18:06, May 9th, 2014 under Blog, Science Fiction Columns, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

Penguin’s promotional video for Masks hits YouTube

Just saw this today! It was shot back in January when I was in New York to visit the DAW offices...

Posted by Edward Willett at 22:57, September 13th, 2013 under Blog, Books, Writing and Editing | 2 Comments »

A Heartbreaking Science Fiction Film About the Uncaring Nature of the Universe

Directed by Edward Willett. Animated by Edward Willett. Sound by Edward Willett. An Edward Willett production.

Posted by Edward Willett at 10:25, August 14th, 2013 under Blog | Comment now »

A YouTube interview avec moi…

...promoting the re-release of Spirit Singer by Tyche Books. Among many other things.

Posted by Edward Willett at 23:34, June 11th, 2013 under Blog, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

The Boxing Day solution to the Christmas Day rebus

Two things for you on Boxing Day. First, for no particular reason, my daughter Alice sings the Star Wars theme: And second, as promised, the answer to the Christmas Day rebus. Happy Boxing Day!             Wee Fish               Ewe               A Mare               Egrets               Moose                           Panda               Hippo               Gnu   ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 9:09, December 26th, 2012 under Blog | 1 Comment »

Seeing through someone else’s eyes

[podcast]http://edwardwillett.com/wp-content/uploads//2011/09/Recreating-Brain-Video.mp3[/podcast] Whenever I say anything is impossible, I always think of Arthur C. Clarke’s First Law: “When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.” Up until recently, I would have said mind-reading was impossible...but, even though I am neither distinguished, elderly, nor a scientist, it’s beginning to appear as if it may not be impossible forever. Why? Because scientists have successfully reconstructed videos of what people have seen, simply by scanning their brain activity. Sure the resulting video is extremely blurry, but like a singing dog, it’s not so much that it sings well as the fact it sings at all that is ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 14:20, September 23rd, 2011 under Blog, Columns, Science Columns | Comment now »

Me, singing “Me”

While setting up my video last week for the virtual classroom visits-by-authors I was part of, I had the urge to give my microphone a good test by singing. So I recorded one of my party pieces, "Me" from Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The result pleased me enough I decided to YouTube it...and here it is!

Posted by Edward Willett at 10:29, January 30th, 2011 under Blog | 1 Comment »

The catch-all post: recent reviews and other bits

You may have noticed that blogging pretty much dried up after WorldCon. Heavy-duty vacationing will do that to you. And now that I'm back home I'm so completely snowed under by things that need doing that blogging generally falls pretty far down the list. Heck, I'm barely managing a Tweet now and then. Still, I've grabbed a few minute this evening to post a few things. First, here's some video of me winning the Aurora Award for Marseguro, courtesy of of Neo-Opsis Science Fiction editor Karl Johanson (who won one himself that evening): A couple of additional stories on the win ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 23:36, August 30th, 2009 under Blog | Comment now »

It’s Magic!

I have occasionally made reference to the fact that I can sing, and now I have vidographic proof! This is from Lyric Musical Theatre's fundraising brunch, which ran the last two Sundays at the Hotel Saskatchewan. Enjoy!Got a little choked up there at the end because I made the tactically problematic though strategically sound decision to look at my wife and daughter in the audience. *Sniff*

Posted by Edward Willett at 19:27, February 9th, 2009 under Blog | Comment now »

I found this amusing…

Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters To Realize How Empty Their Lives Are

Posted by Edward Willett at 18:08, November 6th, 2008 under Blog | Comment now »