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Paul

Who Can Replace a Shepherd?



WU-vie GES comments: "I've sent many stories to Chuck over the years, several of which he has included on NOTW. Where can I send them now? Is there some way of getting them posted in WU?"

Certainly Alex and I would appreciate reader tips, and possibly use them somehow, in singleton posts. So keep sending them to the email addresses in the sidebar. But neither of us have plans at the moment to try to match the weekly ineffable efforts of Chuck.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jul 04, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Weird Universe, Alex, Chuck, Paul, Reader Recommendation

My Italian Fun

Despite my posts appearing daily for two weeks, I have really been away from the internet and in Italy. I am now catching up on all the glorious comments from WU-vies and the posts of Alex and Chuck (*sniffle*). If you would like, for some bizarre reason, to learn what I did in Rome and Pisa and elsewhere, I have written up a trip report.

Here is a picture of some elderly Italian ruins, one organic.


Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 01, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Paul, Europe

Chuck’s Departure



Naturally, when Chuck informed Alex and me earlier of his decision to retire, we were heartbroken--just as all of his readers are showing themselves to be.

And yet, once the dust of that explosive announcement settled, Alex and I realized--just as all of his readers must--that Chuck's long, invaluable, joyous service would remain forever an inspiration, and that no one deserved more accolades and more congratulations and more good wishes for a long and fruitful post- NOTW lifetime than he did! So, Chuck, please consider those warm feelings and congratulations delivered in spades!

Of course, after all this, Alex and I still faced the question of whether to keep Weird Universe going. We decided to give it a go, for as long as readers keep coming and seem to enjoy what we do.

The blog has not been diminished by one-third, but by more like fifty percent, with Chuck's departure. So I guess Alex and I will just have to try to fill those large shoes to some degree.

Thanks to one and all--but most of all, to Chuck, whose idea it was to do Weird Universe in the first place!

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jun 04, 2017 - Comments (18)
Category: Weird Universe, Alex, Chuck, Paul, Sadness

Happy New Year, 2017!

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jan 01, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Holidays, Weird Universe, Alex, Chuck, Paul

Ad - Buy Paul’s Books

Buy one book on Amazon .. get Emails to buy others. Found this in my inbox while drinking my coffee.

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For anyone wanting a list here is what he has written I've purchased.

Strange Tides
Cosmocopia
Shuteye for the Timebroker
The Emperor of Gondwanaland and Other Stories
Joe's Liver *Paul is looking for a donor liver?*
Roadside Bodhisattva
Harsh Oases
Little Doors
The Steampunk Trilogy
Spondulix
Ribofunk
A Princess of The Linear Jungle
Stink Lines
Seeing is Believing
iCity
Flesh Flowers
The Paul Di Filippo Megapack

any to add Paul ?


Posted By: BrokeDad - Sat Feb 20, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Books, Paul

Free Fiction!

My new story, for free, at TERRAFORM.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 29, 2014 - Comments (7)
Category: Science Fiction, Paul

The End of Resistentialism

Had to share this. Our very own Paul talks about resistentialism:

[Fractal'12] "The End of Resistentialism" by Paul Di Filippo from Universo Fractal on Vimeo.

About two minutes in, he asks someone off-camera to cue up a video projector. I honestly thought the projector was going to refuse to work, and that would be the example of resistentialism.

Posted By: Alex - Mon Aug 26, 2013 - Comments (11)
Category: Paul

Italy Report

For those who might be interested in my recent Italian trip.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jun 03, 2012 - Comments (2)
Category: Telephones, Paul, Europe

My Colombia Trip

Expat47 was kind enough to recall that I took a recent trip to Colombia. Those interested can read the whole report here. With lots of neat pictures.

But I never encountered the human bloodhound drug!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Mar 10, 2012 - Comments (1)
Category: Travel, Sightseeing, Paul, South America

My Excellent South American Adventure

Despite my daily posts last week, I was really among the missing. I spent from the 20th to the 27th (counting travel time) in Medellin, Colombia, being a guest speaker at this conference.

But now I'm home, and have read all the posts and comments from the past week, and just want to say a big thanks to Alex and Chuck and all the witty, talented WU-vies who make this site so wonderful.

Here are two fotos from my trip.

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Salsa dancers working up a sweat to advertise something at EIGHT IN THE MORNING! I was ready to buy anything the ladies offered.

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Strange grafitti. What revelation is the monkey experiencing?

Posted By: Paul - Tue Feb 28, 2012 - Comments (8)
Category: Animals, Conventions, Advertising, Paul, Dance, South America

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Alex Boese
Alex is the creator and curator of the Museum of Hoaxes. He's also the author of various weird, non-fiction books such as Elephants on Acid.

Paul Di Filippo
Paul has been paid to put weird ideas into fictional form for over thirty years, in his career as a noted science fiction writer. He has recently begun blogging on many curious topics with three fellow writers at The Inferior 4+1.

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Chuck is the purveyor of News of the Weird, the syndicated column which for decades has set the gold-standard for reporting on oddities and the bizarre.

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