I’m on the cover of this month’s Locus magazine. I’ve been on it before—eighteen years ago*. It occurred to me that you might like to see how I looked then.

Taken aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach, at the Nebula Awards weekend, 1996

It’s poor quality because it’s an old, old scan of a printed photo (taken by Charles N. Brown, who did the interview). But, yep, that’s what I looked like when I was 35. I’m just glad it’s not a full-length picture: I’m wearing shorts. Another ignominy dodged…

*If you want to see a picture of the actual magazine, it’s currently for sale on eBay.