Is there no sanctity in the hallowed halls of blogging? Will they let just anyone in? If we have anything to say about it…yes! To that end, we’ve added a new “SF Signal Irregular” to our ranks. His name is Carl Vincent and he’ll be focusing on art- & music-related posts for SF Signal. In fact he’s already started: check out Carl’s awesome interview with the even awesomer genre-loving musician John Anealio.
As per our usual initiation, we asked Carl to write about himself in the third person — an endless entertainment for the rest of us. This is him talking about himself:
Carl Vincent of Stainless Steel Droppings traces his love of science fiction to a small Nebraska farmhouse, where his uncle’s small bedroom bookshelf contained paperback portals whose covers and stories transported him to worlds that fired his young imagination. Memories of experiencing certain stories for the first time are like frozen moments in time. He can recall with perfect clarity the scene in which he first discovered The Adventures of the Stainless Steel Rat, the Harry Harrison creation for which his blog is named. While science fiction and fantasy are the major underpinnings of Stainless Steel Droppings, one is just as likely to find a treatise on the joys of period films like Pride and Prejudice as one is to find the ravings of a speculative fiction fanatic. His passions for art, particularly sf/f illustration, music, film, and literature (read: books!) are what fuel his pontifications. If he can inspire others to these same passions by exposing artists, authors, and musicians to a larger audience through Stainless Steel Droppings, then he is truly over the moon.
As a longtime reader of SF Signal, Carl knows the “New Guy Brings Bagels” rule. Yay us!
Welcome aboard, Carl! Now gimme my bagel!