When I was at the Nebula Awards, I got to meet John Scalzi, author of Redshirts. This was John’s last year as the president of Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA). Part of the president’s duties is, apparently, coordinating the Nebula Awards Weekend event. When I met him, he was at a book signing table and he looked frazzled as only someone who is simultaneously signing books and coordinating a large multi-day convention can look. Despite this, and despite the fact that I was fangirling like an idiot, he still managed to be very nice to me Redshirts is such a great book that Jonathan Coulton wrote a song about it, and trekpropguy made this video. Lovely and sad. Read Redshirts right now! Call in sick! Stay up all might! Just read it!
And now, for something completely different…A Katy Perry song, which I loathe and despise, being put to such good use that even I had to smile at it! Now that time has passed since I saw Star Trek Into Darkness, I have to admit that I remember the plot holes much less than I remember the thrill of lines like, “This is Captain Sulu”. This video nicely captures the fun side of Trek. Happy Wednesday!