It's Halloween! So Marianne and I went down to City Hall to donate a case of water, a box of granola bars, and some M&Ms (for the seasonality) to the Occupy Philadelphia people. Then we went to XIX and ordered martinis and raw oysters for lunch.
A rich life defies convincing synopsis.
And if you're in NYC tomorrow . . .
I'll be making yet another public appearance, this one not to promote myself but to pay homage to the late, great Will F. Jenkins at A Tribute to Murray Leinster, part of the New York Review of Science Fiction reading series.
Among the celebrities present will be Billee Stallings, the daughter of Jenkins/Leinster. With her sister, Jo-an Evans, she has written a memoir about her father titled Murray Leinster: The Life and Works, published by McFarland & Co. (Copies of the book will be available at the reading.)
I'm assuming you know that Leinster was probably the single most important SF writer between H. G. Wells and Robert Heinlein. But if you don't . . . well, here's your chance to find out why.
At the Soho Gallery for Digital Art, 138 Sullivan Street (between Houston & Prince St.) Seven dollars suggested donation. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event begins half an hour later.
Above: This year's pumpkins, huzzah! I like a bit of plot on my porch at this time of year.