I'm OK with this one. So I'm following suit on something popular that other people on LiveJournal are doing. Will this lead to a well-adjusted life and new friendships?
Anyway, in celebration of International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day, this link goes to my review of John Varley's The Golden Globe, written several years ago for The New York Review of Science Fiction. I really liked that novel when I read it. The review has been fiddled with, slightly, to make it read better to my 2007 ear. If you go there (which I hope you do) and scroll up the page, you'll find other stuff I've written for NYRSF, along with a link to my favorite page on the site, which I'm not sure anyone but me has actually read.
FWIW: my take on Howard Hendrix before reading his recent insertion of foot onto keyboard has been that he's an open, friendly guy, genuinely interested in reading and talking about science fiction, as well as writing it. In some ways, the Science Fiction (and Fantasy) Writers of America seems a bit like that other club co-founded by Damon Knight. Both of them appear to exert a baleful influence on those members who find their way into elected office.