Ken Houghton is a former The New York Review of Science Fiction staffer and Publisher's Weekly reviewer. He tries to read F&SF stories to his children, with limited success (J.K. Rowling, Rick Bloody Riordan, Bruce Coville). The telephone he uses to send mail, tell time, read articles and books, do research, play games, and ask for directions often runs out of power, leaving him thinking that not having a flying car is probably a good thing. His essay on mummy horror fiction, "Eau de Nile, Oh Denial!" will be reprinted in The Best of The Scream Factory (2013). He needs to write more often. And so do you.