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Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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Notes from The Buffer Zone:Neighborhood

Notes from The Buffer Zone:Neighborhood

Years ago, I read an essay by Nora Ephron called “Moving On.” In addition to being one of the best writer-directors of rom-coms ever, Nora Ephron was a hell of a nonfiction writer. Her essays are droll and observant and a bit too spot on. “Moving On” is in her...
Notes from The Buffer Zone:  Visions of the Future

Notes from The Buffer Zone: Visions of the Future

One of the main features of living in Las Vegas is the influx of tourists—different tourists—on a weekly basis. For one weekend last fall, motorcyclists had a big gathering, and the city grew loud with revving engines and blaring rock music. In December, a big rodeo...
Notes from The Buffer Zone:  Old-Timers

Notes from The Buffer Zone: Old-Timers

I’ve become one of the old-timers. I had an inkling of that these past few years, after I was the guest of honor at MileHiCon and watched the younger writers mill around. I had another inkling when so many of my writer and editor friends passed away recently, and I...
Notes from The Buffer Zone: Fandom Changes

Notes from The Buffer Zone: Fandom Changes

Notes from The Buffer Zone: Fandom Changes By Kristine Kathryn Rusch   Because I live in downtown Las Vegas, I see the strangest things. Almost every window in my place overlooks different wedding chapels. On the afternoon of May 4, I looked out one window and...
Notes from The Buffer Zone:  Conventions in the Sky

Notes from The Buffer Zone: Conventions in the Sky

I write this a week after I discovered that Gardner Dozois passed away. For those of you who never met Gardner or even heard of him, he was the sf editor for most of his tenure at Asimov’s SF Magazine. He won the Hugo for his editing 15 times. He edited a year’s best...
Notes from The Buffer Zone: Get Off My Phone!

Notes from The Buffer Zone: Get Off My Phone!

I've been doing a lot of thinking about my phone lately. That could be because I'm going to replace the phone in the next month or so. It's getting a little temperamental and whenever my electronics get temperamental, that means the Kris Effect is about to hit (or...