Editorial – July 2021

OK, so this issue is a day late (it is now August) and a little thin on the book reviews. Sorry about that, folks, life happens. Sometimes I need to read a lot of things that are not reviewable. And sometimes I need to sort out things in my life.

The good news is that August is one of the two months per year that I plan to take off. Ostensibly this is because I’m busy with Worldcon, but of course this year I am not. I hope to use the extra month to read lots and get ahead of the game for the rest of the year.

Talking of Worldcon, things have moved on quite a bit from last month. My very best wishes to Mary Robinette for taking on the crazy task of chairing the convention. We now seem to be getting actual progress. There was a Zoom meeting for potential programme participants a couple of weeks ago, which I got an invitation to on the strength of being a Hugo Finalist. The head of programming assured me that she wanted to make use of the hybrid nature of the event to bring in programme participants from all around the world, and on the strength of that I have signed up as a Virtual Member.

Finally for this month you may remember me muttering back in June about Google retiring Feedburner. A small number of you were subscribed to this site by email through feedburner. You should continue to get emails through a service called Follow.It. If you think you should have been getting emails and did not get one this month, please let me know.

And don’t forget, there will be no new issue in August. See you all in September, by which time I may have actually attended FantasyCon.