Posts Tagged ‘Borderlands’

Nails in My Feet

This is a reading of my short story “Nails in My Feet” from the Borderlands reading. Many thanks to Pip R. Lagenta for recording it. And for posting it yesterday as a birthday present.

Audio: Trip, Trap, Tripping

If you swing over to the blog “Things of interest to Lisa and John” you can listen to my short story, “Trip, Trap, Tripping”  which audio from when John Scalzi and I were at Borderlands.  It’s a little over 8 minutes long.

Trip, Trap, Tripping by Mary Robinette Kowal

You can tell that I’ve got some adrenalin going because I’m just flying through the text at the beginning before I catch myself and slow down.

My favorite bit is about at 4:20, when some guy’s cellphone goes off.  I shot him a look and the text of the story obliged me with a totally appropriate phrase.  Very satisfying

Science Fiction Comedy Improv!

While I was in San Fransisco, John Scalzi and I headed over to Borderlands to do a reading.  The day before we went, Scalzi suggested doing science-fiction improv, which sounded like a ridiculous amount of fun.  Fortunately, John Nichols brought his digital recorder and captured the whole evening.

Scalzi, being the good guy that he is, edited the improv into a file for your enjoyment.  So click on over to listen to PetMaster 2000.

Today in brief

So, yesterday was really long. I finished up at the theater about 1:30 a.m and headed for home to pack and then catch a 3:30 a.m. bus to the airport. I flew out on US Airways, but not that US Airways flight.

I’m in San Fransisco now, totally wiped out and am going to bed. Just a reminder that John Scalzi and I will be at Borderlands at 7:00 tomorrow night to read. It should be a total blast, especially if our top-secret plan goes well.

Scalzi mentions this on his blog, but I’ll mention it here too. I was going to record this, but my new computer hasn’t arrived yet. So if you happen to have a microphone and computer that you wouldn’t mind hauling along to record us, that would be swell.

And now, since the only sleep I’ve had has been on the plane, I’m turning in.

Come See John Scalzi and Me in San Francisco, 1/16/09

Mary admires the Hugo
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John Scalzi and I will be reading together on Friday, January 16, at 7pm, at Borderlands Books, in San Francisco. We’re calling the program, “John and Mary Show You Their Shorts.”

And by that I mean that we’ll be reading a selection of short stories. We did this at WorldCon and had a blast so it’s time to reprise the fun. This time we’re upping the excitement by reading a story in tandem — like it’s a play or something. Ooo! Live theater in one of the world’s greatest bookstores. What more can you want

Afterwards we’ll hang out to chat and sign things. Hope to see you there!