Twitter fiction is a joke

I published over 400 stories last year. The punchline is that they all averaged 22 words or less. These stories were published on Thaumatrope, the first twitter fiction magazine, and became part of the microfiction revolution and the recent trend of twitter fiction. Yes, they were all stories that were written in 140 characters or… Continue reading Twitter fiction is a joke

Hugo Nominees Flipping the Bird

I’m only posting this because it amuses my 12-year-old self… I forget what events transpired leading up to this, but it was at Howard Tayler’s coffee klatsch at Balticon scheduled at 11am, so (theoretically) no alcohol was involved. If I can get other Hugo Nominees to send me images maybe I’ll make a collectible card… Continue reading Hugo Nominees Flipping the Bird

I like broccoli

I like broccoli—No, it’s true! When I was a little child I didn’t want to eat it. Growing up, my mother never made it fresh—always from frozen and well-boiled. I didn’t like the color of the just-slightly-cooked-too-long broccoli. I wasn’t fond of the way that it flopped on the end of my fork. I was… Continue reading I like broccoli

BSFAN Fun

Proof that no one reads the program book biographies (or at the very least, proof that no one read mine)… here’s the bio as I submitted it and as it ran in Balticon BSFAN, the Balticon souvenir program book: Nathan E. Lilly is an unimportant web developer and editor of three online magazines of little… Continue reading BSFAN Fun

Balticon 2010

I had a wonderful time this past weekend at Balticon, as always. I roomed with Lawrence M. Schoen, met Howard Tayler, and was on a panel with Paolo Bacigalupi (among others). Some photos coming soon. I was able to give a reading—a sampling of fiction from Thaumatrope, Everyday Weirdness, and Space Westerns Magazine. It went… Continue reading Balticon 2010

First!

My first memory is from when I was about three or four. My father woke me up by scratching me with his mustache while trying to give me a kiss on the cheek. He was on his way to his first day at his new job. My first science fiction memory is of seeing Star… Continue reading First!