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why does it come as such a shock to know that you really have no one?

I have accomplished insane levels of productivity today. To wit: polished off to-do list, finished lingering story, also answered an email interview, and got plenty of healthful exercise.

And I got my author copies of Asimov's. If you were wondering if seeing your name on the cover of Asimov's ever gets old?

It doesn't.

Things I did not do: watch Castle.

Maybe tomorrow.

Tomorrow is a Rest Day, more or less. Or more like an errand day.



1) Abby Franquemont, Respect the Spindle
2) Phil and Kaja Foglio, Girl Genius vol. 7
3) Amanda Downum, The Bone Palace (draft)
4) Katherine Addison, The Goblin Emperor (draft)
5) Carrie Vaughn, Kitty's House of Horrors
6) Gene Wolfe, The Sorcerer's House
7) Robin Hobb, Dragon Keeper
8) Jon Evans, The Executor
9) Graham Joyce, How to Make Friends with Demons
10) Adrian Phoenix, Beneath the Skin
11) John Weatherford, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
12) John Weatherford, Secret History of the Mongol Queens
13) John Man, Genghis Khan: His Life, Death, and Resurrection
14) John McPhee, Oranges
15) Jim Butcher, Changes
16) Carolyn Crane, Mind Games
17) Seanan McGuire, A Local Habitation
18) Janni Lee Simner, Thief Eyes
18) Laura Bickle, Embers
19) Tayari Jones, Leaving Atlanta
20) Malinda Lo, Ash
21) Molly Gloss, The Hearts of Horses
22) Kelly Parra, Graffiti Girl
23) Ian Tregillis, Bitter Seeds
24) Margaret Ronald, Wild Hunt
25) Dashiell Hammett, The Thin Man
26) Dashiell Hammett, Red Harvest
27) Eva Hornung, Dog Boy
28) John Bellairs, The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring
29) Elmore Leonard, Split Image
30) Brent E. Turvey, Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis
31) Dr. Robert Girod, Sr., Profiling The Criminal Mind: Behavioral Science and Criminal Investigative Analysis
32) Walter Mosley, Devil in a Blue Dress
33) Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Wench
34) Barbara Neely, Blanche on the Lam
35) Robin Hob, Dragon Haven
36) J. A. Pitts, Black Blade Blues
37) Carrie Vaughn, Discord's Apple
38) Galen Beckett, The Magicians & Mrs. Quent
39) Pat Cadigan, Tea from an Empty Cup
40) Jonathan Lethem, Gun, with Occasional Music
41) Paolo Bacigalupi, Ship Breaker
42) Greg Van Eekhout, Kid vs. Squid
43) Charles Stross, Glasshouse
44) John Mann, Kublai Khan
45) Alayna Williams, Dark Oracle
46) Kelley Armstrong, Waking the Witch
47) Laura Bickle, Sparks
48) Marjorie Liu, A Wild Light
49) Nnedi Okorafor, Who Fears Death
50) Mark Hodder, The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack
51) Henning Nelms, Magic and Showmanship, a Handbook for Conjurers
52) Christopher Whitcomb, Cold Zero
53) Margaret Visser, Much Depends on Dinner
54) John Ure, The Cossacks: an Illustrated History
55) Diane Duane, Omnitopia Dawn
56) William Rosen, The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention
57) Jim C. Hines, Goblin Quest
58) Christopher I. Beckwith, Empires of the Silk Road
59) Alayna Williams, Rogue Oracle
60) Debroah Blum, the Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
61) Erzebet Yellowboy, Sleeping Helena
62) Jackie Morse Kessler, Hunger
63) Freda Warrington, Midsummer Night
64) Helen Lowe, The Heir of Night
65) Cheyenne McCray, Vampires Not Invited
66) Jo Walton, Among Others
67) Gary Noesner, Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator
68) Marshall G. S. Hodson, The Secret Order of Assassins: The Struggle of the Early Nizari Ismailis Against the Islamic World
69) David W. Anthony, The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes shaped the Modern World
70) Anne Fortier, Juliet
71) Tananarive Due, My Soul to Keep
72) Ted Chiang, The Life Cycle of Software Objects


ETA Ted's book, which I read back in September and must have forgot to list.

I wonder if I can read 29 more books by the end of the year. Given the rest of my workload, odds are not particularly good...



Grail galleys: October 21
World Fantasy: October 28-31
"Uniform": November 15
Darkover: November 26-28
The book proposal currently known as Gotham Jazz.
Realms of Fantasy column: December 7 (alas, poor ROF. I knew him, Horatio.)
"The Hand is Quicker--" (formerly known as the Silverberg homage story): Dec 31
"Ligature": January 15 2011
New Amsterdam IV & chapbook: March 2011
Modern Fae story: ("Patience & Fortitude" (aka The Mighty Drag Werewolf story)) March 11
Leprecon 37: May 6-8
Eurocon: June 17-19 2011 (barring volcanoes)
Fourth Street Fantasy Conversation: June 23-26 2011
Clarion: July 10-16, 2011
The Shaded King (Messaline novella): Autumn 2011
SF Horror story("Form & Void"): Dec 25, 2011
Shattered Pillars: November 2 2011
An Apprentice to Elves: December 1 2011 (with [info]truepenny)
The Steles of the Sky : November 2012


No fixed deadline:

Karen Memory
Smile
(unless its name is actually Salt Water)
REZ (formely known at the Singularity Rent novel)
Unsuitable Metal
"Untitled Space Opera Thingy"
"Steel Monkey"
"Spellslinger"
"Posthumous Jonson"
"The Slaughtered Lamb"
"The Death of Terrestrial Radio"
"On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera"
"Möbius Heart"
"Seed"

Comments

Seeing your name on the cover or in the ToC never gets old. I always think someone's going to come and take it away.
I know! Me too! Even though I know I worked my ass on to get here. *squeak*
Hi! I'm also in the January issue, so I thought now would be a good time to act embarrassingly fangirlish and say thanks. I've learned a lot about writing from reading your work, and it's helped me stay motivated through the sometimes-painful learning curve. So, thank you!
Oh, awesome! Now I have an even better reason to get my work done today--I can read your story!

Congrats!
I'm not gonna lie -- it's ridiculously exciting to get in Asimov's for the first time!
Oh god, I KNOW. I had sold several novels and won the Campbell before I sold anything to Asimov's, and I still crowed like a child. It took me twenty years to break into that market, by gum!