Me Me Me

Day 61. 111 pages, 55,928 words.

One day back at work and then off on another busy old weekend.

I was contacted by the Worldcon people again the other day, and we’re preparing for whatever events and panels I’m going to be taking part in. Still no idea yet. But they wanted a “50 words maximum” bio about me, to put in their programmes and to help them start organising their schedules.

Here’s mine, just out of interest.

Andrew Hindle is an independent author of science-fiction and science-fantasy, including the series “The Final Fall of Man”.

Hatboy is the wildly prolific blogger responsible for http://www.hatboy.blog.

Edpool is a mercenary editor and language specialist who tweets as @St_EdPool.

The Shyamalanic twist here is that they’re all the same person.

50 words exactly. Boom.

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy. https://hatboy.blog/2013/12/17/metalude-who-are-creepy-and-hatboy/
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4 Responses to Me Me Me

  1. brknwntr says:

    I’m not sure whether to point out that as a technical writer, creating a 50 word bio is pretty much exactly your wheelhouse, or to be disappointed you didn’t do it in 49 or 51 as a fuck you to the people who booked you and Robin Hobb.

  2. brknwntr says:

    It’s thin ice, but you made it across.

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