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SF Signal Welcomes Carl Vincent

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!

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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

12 Comments on SF Signal Welcomes Carl Vincent

  1. Welcome Carl! One of my favorite bloggers out there!

  2. Thanks Chris!


    John: Is it weird that I heard Mel Gibson’s voice ala “give me back my son!” when I read your bagel line?

  3. Nope, not weird at all.  People say I resemble Mel Gibson.   Right after I hand them cash.

  4. Hold out for real bagels, not the abomination known as bagel shaped bread.


    Welcome, Vincent!

  5. I am still waiting for that Tzinksi guy to bring me my bagel.    Carl, I have faith that you will be much more prompt in your delivery.  I would like a cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese on the side.  And a glass of orange juice – freshly squeezed with no ice.  Thanks 🙂

  6. Cool!


    Carl’s blog, Stainless Steel Droppings,  is awesome!  I love the well-researched, in-depth articles that he writes there – looking forward to his stuff on SF Signal.  Excellent choice.

  7. Hey Carl! Good to see you over here!

  8. Pete Tzinski // March 31, 2009 at 10:53 pm //

    Tim, I handed a bagle to JP and said “give this to Tim.” And he said he had. So I think we know where to look. I can see the cream cheese on his lip from here. HORRID.


    Hey-a, Carl! Glad you’re here. Not LEAST because it means I am above someone in the pecking order. 😉

  9. Mmmmm… Bagels! I’ll have a blueberry one please.

  10. !!!

    I resent the implication there Pete and I am shocked, shocked! you would imply that about me.


    I use a napkin after I eat.

  11. Perfect niche for him! Welcome, Carl!

  12. Thank you all for the hearty welcome! I trust the bagels arrived safely and it good order.  I was assured by the pony express that they would deliver them forthwith!

    I’m honored to be in the club!

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