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posts by Clarkesworld Books Peralogue | joined 08 Mar 2004 | 75


posted 10 Mar 2004, 05:03 in Off-Topic DiscussionOS's and Browsers by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

I've grown to prefer Linux over windows. My background is actually in computer science, so I've been using a variety of unix-variants for a long time. I do a lot of coding in PHP and web design as well. I'm currently redesigning my store via php and mysql. At my day job, I design online courses. Browser is Mozilla based. At work I have to use Windows/Netscape/IE. I avoid IE unless I am working with a customer or testing web compatibility. -Neil view post


posted 10 Mar 2004, 05:03 in Author Q & AHello to the author and everyone... by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

It think this is the one he is talking about: [url:lx4jcdsx]http://sff.onlinewritingworkshop.com/[/url:lx4jcdsx] -Neil view post


posted 11 Mar 2004, 03:03 in Off-Topic DiscussionOS's and Browsers by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

[quote="Sovin Nai":xuqaj1az]What sort of courses do you design?[/quote:xuqaj1az] A good portion of the courses are designed in a CMS called Blackboard. I try to expand beyond that where I can. For the most part I'm working directly with someone from the faculty. I'm also designing courses to help them learn how design for and teach in an online environment. My goal is to make my job obsolete. I'll be gone from there long before that happens though. -Neil view post


posted 11 Mar 2004, 03:03 in Author Q & AHello to the author and everyone... by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

[quote="Vanarys":348o9uj5]Cool, thanks Neil. Btw, I see that you have TDTCB for order on your website, do you ship to Guam? Considering that it's taken for international even though it's still US territory... *grumble* Thanks in advance.[/quote:348o9uj5] Just sold my last copy of the Canadian TPB edition and I can't find anyone willing to ship me some more. If you want to wait for the US hardcover edition, yes, I'll ship to Guam. I'm not picky about things like that. -Neil view post


posted 12 Mar 2004, 01:03 in Off-Topic DiscussionOS's and Browsers by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Yes, they are university-level courses. Mostly undergraduate, but there are a few at the graduate level. Most of the classes offered at the university are traditional in the classroom or a mix of classroom and online. A smaller percentage are totally online. -Neil view post


posted 13 Mar 2004, 14:03 in Off-Topic DiscussionOS's and Browsers by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

I'm currently working for FDU (Fairleigh Dickenson University) in Madison, NJ. I'll probably be somewhere else within a year. Not that it's a bad place, they just don't pay that well and this work is well below what I've done in the last university I worked for (Drew). I was Director of Academic Technology there for over 10 years. -Neil view post


posted 16 Mar 2004, 05:03 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

I'm currently reading Neil Gaiman's Adventures in the Dream Trade and just finished Tim Lebbon's Changing of Faces. CoF is a followup to the Naming of Parts novella and is every bit as good. If you like horror, Lebbon is a writer you need to check out. -Neil view post


posted 06 Apr 2004, 00:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionOS's and Browsers by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Mozilla (or whatever it's name is this month) is definitely worth using over IE if for nothing more than tabbed browsing. I go nuts switching back to IE at work. -Neil view post


Visiting the US? posted 06 Apr 2004, 00:04 in Tour and Signing InformationVisiting the US? by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Any chance that there will be some visits to the US when the hardcover edition is published here? -Neil view post


posted 10 Apr 2004, 05:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Altered Carbon is really good. You should pick up the sequel, Broken Angels! -Neil view post


posted 18 Apr 2004, 04:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

I'll have to say that I'm more pleased with Neal Stephenson's QUICKSILVER now that I've read THE CONFUSION. I was on the fence, but this strengthened the series for me. Getting a signed copy was also very nice. -Neil view post


posted 09 May 2004, 19:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

I'm currently reading The San Veneficio Canon by Michael Cisco and enjoying it a lot. Very unusual. If you like Thomas Ligotti, you might like this. -Neil view post


posted 02 Jun 2004, 05:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Just finishing up Breathmoss and Other Exhalations by Ian R. MacLeod. -Neil view post


posted 02 Jun 2004, 05:06 in The Warrior ProphetRelease Dates by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Oh the frustration of being in the US... I still haven't been able to find a good source for importing Canadian books yet. -Neil view post


posted 06 Jun 2004, 13:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Currently reading The Wooden Sea by Jonathan Carroll. I think this the only book of his that I haven't read yet. -Neil view post


posted 08 Jun 2004, 00:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Venom view post


posted 09 Jun 2004, 03:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Garden. view post


posted 12 Jun 2004, 00:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Bell. -neil view post


posted 25 Jun 2004, 23:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionOS's and Browsers by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

VMWare is excellent. It was used a lot at my old job. Quite reliable. -Neil view post


Re: canadian books posted 25 Jun 2004, 23:06 in The Warrior ProphetRelease Dates by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

[quote="casterlyrock":2o28td0o]have you tried amazon.ca yet?[/quote:2o28td0o] I'm a bookseller, so I have a hard time sending Amazon any of my money. What I've been hoping to find is another independant bookseller in Canada who would be willing to help me import copies for people here. If anyone is on good terms with a bookseller out there, let me know! -Neil view post


posted 03 Jul 2004, 21:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionAges by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Definitely not me... at 37, I appear to be one of the oldest here. -Neil view post


posted 06 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Life view post


posted 11 Jul 2004, 15:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Currently reading Mortal Love by Elizabeth Hand. Secret Life by Jeff Vandermeer is excellent. Enjoy! -Neil view post


posted 11 Jul 2004, 15:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

The pile of CDs on the desk is: The Waterboys - Rock in a Weary Land Curve - Gift Johnny Marr and the Healers - Boomslang Love & Rockets - Lift Bauhaus - Burning from the Inside The Damned - Grave Disorder Hooverphonic - The Magnificent Tree Delerium - Chimera -Neil view post


posted 11 Jul 2004, 15:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Prince (of) view post


posted 12 Jul 2004, 23:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionSex by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

and I make 15.... Male. -Neil view post


posted 12 Jul 2004, 23:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

[quote="LooseCannon":3w16g9fu]Been listening to the Killers and Franz Ferdinand. Heard their singles on the radio and decided to get the cds. I believe both are British bands.[/quote:3w16g9fu] How are those? I have been considering them myself. -Neil view post


posted 14 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

[quote="LooseCannon":1mfzemem]@Neil - Both are pretty good although I haven't listened to them a lot yet. Keep forgetting to bring the cds with me in the car. Anyway I'd say I am leaning a little more towards the Killers as the better. But FF has a couple of good singles on it and also sound a lot more British than the Killers.[/quote:1mfzemem] Thanks! Can't afford either right now, but will get them sometime. Listening to Front 242 view post


posted 15 Jul 2004, 04:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Nose view post


posted 15 Jul 2004, 04:07 in The Warrior ProphetFor a US Reader -- by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

I may be able to help some fellow US fans. A friend of mine is bringing back a small pile of them for my store. I may not see him for a few weeks, but there is hope. Haven't been able to find a bookstore that would help me import them in larger quantities yet, but I'm not giving up. -Neil view post


posted 15 Jul 2004, 23:07 in The Warrior ProphetFor a US Reader -- by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Correction... he showed up today and surprised me. I now have a few copies of this in stock. Should be cheaper than importing yourself. -Neil view post


posted 22 Jul 2004, 23:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionSo, what are you all doing with your summers? by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Working, reading, and chasing my kids. -Neil view post


posted 22 Jul 2004, 23:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is/was/will be your college major? by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

I have a Bacherlor's Degree in Computer Science. Someday I'll probably go and get a Masters in Instructional Technology. -Neil view post


posted 22 Jul 2004, 23:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Sediment view post


posted 22 Jul 2004, 23:07 in The Warrior ProphetFor a US Reader -- by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Thanks guys! Just trying to do my part to get this series the attention it deserves. Of course, the ultimate would be to have all the books available signed.... -Neil view post


posted 22 Jul 2004, 23:07 in Literature DiscussionBabylon 5 by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Crusade was interfered with a lot by the network people. If you ever hear JMS talk about it, it's quite interested... and he was right. Left alone, he could have made a much better show. I have the show's scriptwriters bible around here somewhere. I've read all the B5 books and I think there was only one that I didn't think was any good. I hate novelizations, so it was only because of my wife (she bought them) that I started reading them. -Neil view post


posted 23 Jul 2004, 20:07 in Literature DiscussionBabylon 5 by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

They were sellling these a few years ago along with different B5 scripts and signed magazines. I picked up a few, but I have no idea what I paid. I'll see if I can find out. I'll also check to see if I have doubles of anything. Has anyone read the B5 Security manual? -Neil view post


posted 28 Jul 2004, 05:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionGay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

I don't mind this at all. I have several friends who are gay and don't see why they should be denied the advantages and disadvantages of marriage. (The big disadvantage is you pay more in taxes. The advantages far outweigh this, like healthcare, inheritance, etc) -Neil view post


posted 28 Jul 2004, 05:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionSo, what are you all doing with your summers? by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

[quote="drosdelnoch":2urswew6]Chasing the kids Clarkesworld? Is that for money that they owe you, to get the car keys back or just for fun? lol As far as I know you spend years ferrying them about as a cabbie, then just as theyre getting ready to leave they nick the car and you dont get to go where you want. Hours of fun. lol[/quote:2urswew6] They are still young (1 and 4) so most of the chasing is either a game or an attempt to get my CDs back. The younger does like the car keys though. This does not bode well for the future. -Neil view post


posted 28 Jul 2004, 05:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Currently reading The Cat's Pajama's and Other Stories by James Morrow. I've enjoyed each story that I've read so far. Next up is Iron Council. -Neil view post


posted 07 Aug 2004, 05:08 in The Warrior ProphetFor a US Reader -- by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

WOW! I'm quite flattered by all this talk and really glad that people appreciate the work I've been doing. You've made my week! I don't care for ads on sites either. The look of this place is very nice, clean, and consistent. Ads would muck it up. Still, there are ways within the forums to do things. You could set up a special "support our forum" topic with affiliate links. You could co-sponsor contests. Review a book? Link to it. etc etc Text links can also be made low key, or you could simply use the book covers as direct links for purchase. One of our best affiliates is Malazan.com. Most of you have been there, so you've seen how they've included us. On the flip side, I've mentioned them to a lot of people and occasionally put them in the monthly note I have on the web site. I also changed my sig there to point to their affiliate link. A significant portion of their sales come from my link. Anyhow, if I'd be quite honored to be connected to this place in some official way. I've already gotten my ego boost from you guys, so if this doesn't happen... no problem. I'll keep selling these books and posting when I can think of something worthwhile to say. Thanks all! -Neil view post


posted 11 Aug 2004, 02:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Relax. view post


posted 11 Aug 2004, 02:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Just started reading Peter Crowther's latest story collection, SONGS OF LEAVING. A great publisher AND a talented writer... -Neil view post


posted 15 Aug 2004, 05:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Time -Neil view post


posted 20 Aug 2004, 01:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionBook Club Talk by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Congratulations! Best of luck to you. -Neil view post


posted 21 Aug 2004, 17:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

I'm listening to Joe Strummer's (ex-Clash) last album. -Neil view post


posted 27 Aug 2004, 04:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Obnoxious view post


posted 28 Aug 2004, 21:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

fighter view post


posted 28 Aug 2004, 21:08 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Currently reading Houdini's Last Illusion by Steve Savile -neil view post


posted 28 Aug 2004, 21:08 in The Warrior ProphetAny plans for a hardcover edition of The Warrior Prophet by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Anyone know if the publishers are really using Amazon as an indicator? Seems to me that they should well-know how many copies they've sold and how many copies were returned before the second book in any series is published. I know they don't monitor us... but Warrior Prophet was one of our top sellers in August. -Neil view post


posted 06 Sep 2004, 18:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat other sites are you active on? by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Malazan forums, Song of Fire and Ice, Sci-Fantasy, Dead Cities, Blaylock Discussion Forum, Message Board of the Damned. Less frequently - Wotmania, Shocklines, Nightmare Network, Delphi Science Fiction Forum, sffworld, and a few others I'm forgetting at the moment. -Neil view post


posted 06 Sep 2004, 18:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

measurement view post


posted 06 Sep 2004, 18:09 in Literature DiscussionWhat subgroup of speculative fiction do you prefer? by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Primarily science fiction and fantasy, with some horror. I tend to stay away from novelizations, rpg based, gorey, and young adult. Favorite is based on mood. -Neil view post


posted 12 Sep 2004, 14:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

chunks view post


posted 12 Sep 2004, 14:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

I'm reading Trujillo by Lucius Shepard. -Neil view post


posted 14 Sep 2004, 23:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Siren view post


posted 19 Sep 2004, 15:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

desire view post


posted 25 Sep 2004, 03:09 in Literature DiscussionAny horror fans here? by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

I like horror, but I've never been able to get into Stephen King. I've always leaned towards authors that were off that path. I've read a lot of Lovecraft and really like authors like Brian Keene, Tim Lebbon, Gary Braunbeck and Douglas Clegg. -Neil view post


posted 25 Sep 2004, 03:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Currently reading System of the World by Stephenson to be quickly followed by Going Postal by Terry Pratchett. -Neil view post


posted 25 Sep 2004, 03:09 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

eggs view post


posted 29 Sep 2004, 02:09 in Literature DiscussionAny horror fans here? by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Hmm... don't think I've heard of Shaun Hutson. What kind of horror does he write? -Neil view post


posted 02 Oct 2004, 03:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Stolen. view post


posted 02 Oct 2004, 03:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionMindless Amusement: Type your Username with your elbows by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

clkarkeasworld books Not bad. I seem to be better with my left elbow. -Neil view post


posted 02 Oct 2004, 03:10 in Literature DiscussionAny horror fans here? by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

I probably wouldn't like it if he is repetitive. That's a pet-peeve of mine. Anyone read Thomas Ligotti? -Neil view post


Re: International Spec Fic posted 11 Oct 2004, 03:10 in Literature DiscussionInternational Spec Fic by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

[quote="Aldarion":3mtscwsk]Hey, just thought I'd poll people here for any outstanding works of fantasy, sci-fi, or horror that you know of that's been published outside North America or Great Britain.[/quote:3mtscwsk] I have to give some credit to Prime Books for publishing some foreign authors I probably never would have heard of. Zoran Zivkovic is probably one of the better examples. By the way, I'm assuming that you're also including Australia in with the US and United Kingdom. Lots of good stuff coming from there. Small Beer published Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was by Angélica Gorodischer, translated by Ursula K. LeGuin. Very good. -Neil view post


posted 30 Oct 2004, 05:10 in Off-Topic DiscussionMalazan.com by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

FYI: I was able to get to the Malazan forums tonight. Looks like they are back up. -Neil view post


posted 30 Oct 2004, 05:10 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

I read the original Chronicles back in the 80s and enjoyed them. Can't say they shaped what I'll read. That honor goes to Harlan Ellison and Philip K. Dick. Still, this has a special spot in my memories and now that I have my hands on the new book, I'll definitely read it. I might wait a while though since I hate cliffhangers. -Neil view post


posted 06 Nov 2004, 00:11 in The Warrior ProphetRelease Dates by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Actually you only have to wait a couple of months for the US hardcover. -Neil view post


posted 15 Dec 2004, 02:12 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

failure view post


US Trade Paperback Cover posted 02 Jun 2005, 21:06 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeUS Trade Paperback Cover by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

So, it looks like Overlook switched to the cover on the US trade paperback. Look [url=http://www.clarkesworldbooks.com/book_1585676772.html:1opldhxv]here[/url:1opldhxv]. I liked the original cover better. I wonder why they switched to this. Am I the only one? -Neil view post


posted 02 Jun 2005, 21:06 in Literature DiscussionOlympos by Dan Simmons... by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

I read a copy a little more than a month ago. (The perks of being a bookseller!) Excellent book. Simmon's continues to impress. -Neil view post


posted 05 Jun 2005, 02:06 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeUS Trade Paperback Cover by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Penguin Canada chose the original cover. This is one of the few occasions that I don't like the UK cover of a book. The French, however, wow... what were they thinking? :) -Neil view post


posted 19 Aug 2005, 03:08 in Literature DiscussionBooks that have induced a mindfuck by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

How about the Illuminatus! Trilogy by Shea and Wilson? view post


Readercon posted 03 Jun 2006, 17:06 in Tour and Signing InformationReadercon by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

It looks like Scott will be one of the authors attending ReaderCon this July. Seems like I'll finally get to meet him. -Neil view post


posted 13 Jul 2006, 23:07 in Tour and Signing InformationReadercon by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

No photos, but I can confirm that Scott was at Readercon. Great finally getting to meet him. ...and he was nice enough to sign a pile of books for my store. -Neil view post


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