July 25th, 2007

muppetology floyd pepper groovy

fever in the morning. fever all through the night.

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    don't need to be coy, roy. just listen to me.
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criminal minds hotch save your life

she can tell you 'bout the plane crash with a gleam in her eye.

When one hasn't been practicing guitar enough, one is prone to blister when one starts up again.

In other news, that good news about the Promethean Age books? I'm allowed to tell you now.

Item 1: There will be a mass-market paperback release of Blood & Iron in June of 2008. *\o/*

In practical terms, this means if you have been putting off buying the trade, and want it in that format, now is the time to buy one, because the trades will likely be remaindered before the mass-market is released. If you have been putting off buying Blood & Iron because you don't love me fourteen dollar's worth, it means you will be able to get the book for seven or eight bucks.

Item 2: Publication dates and cover concept for Ink & Steel and Hell & Earth have arrived.

And this is really good news. Ink & Steel and Hell & Earth are being published, not in 2008 and 2009, as previously planned, but back-to-back in summer of 2008. Exact dates are pending, but I would bet on July and August, or June and July.

Which means I will be doing a lot of revising and then CE manuscripts this autumn and winter, yes yes.

Also, cover concepts. It looks like I&S will get Elizabeth I on the cover, and H&E will have... the Mebd.

Morgan, need I mention? Is cranky.

An unrelated item:

Amazon is listing a publication date for Dust, which is December 26 of 2007. This may or may not be accurate, but it's certainly possible. In any case, that's (technically speaking) a January 2008 pub date, because the ways of publishing are mystical and strange.

In additional other news, I've just more or less completed the massive website update and you can now find a whole bunch of online fiction linked in one convenient place, on my Short Fiction Pimpin' Page. There are three new, previously-unavailable stories: "The Cold Blacksmith," "Los Empujaderos Furiosos," and "House of the Rising Sun."

More will eventually follow, as I intend to keep the site content coming. Next step? Decent excerpts of the various novels. 
writing softcore nerdporn _ heres_luck

sax and violence.

 There's this thing that happens in SFF, where somebody mentions genre writers of colors-other-than-pinkish-beige, and the only two named, inevitably, are Samuel Delany and Octavia Butler. Now, I know a fair number of genre writers who are not pinky-beige, or who have non-pinky-beige heritage, and it occurs to me that it would be nice to have some sort of a list somewhere, both for my own convenient reference and also with which to demonstrate that people of color do write SFF, and some of it is damned good.

So, I started thinking up some names. This is not at all exhaustive; it's just what I came up with off the top of my head, and I'm bad at remembering people as grouped by skin-color-category or religious or sexual preference, so I know I am forgetting people who will probably whap me upside the head the next time I see them.

The only criteria I'm using is that they have at least one (1) professionally-paid SFF story or novel published, and that they're probably eligible for the Carl Brandon Society Award.

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i stand outside the door to catch the grey men when they dive from the 14th floor

Okay. Well, I schlepped my sorry self over to IBDOF (The Internet Book Database of Science Fiction) and actually updated my forums and discussion boards there. Which means, essentially, that that forum is once again something like current, and of course free and available/welcome to everyone. (There's a free registration thingy.)

So if you wanted to talk to/about/with me someplace a little less top-down and better-organized than the livejournal, it's available for your use. And yes, this is me taking a solemn vow to be better about keeping the damned thing updated, along with my webpage.

What can I say? The workload this past year has been kind of astounding, now that I look back on it. But now, I have no more novels to write until after the new year! Rejoice!
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criminal minds reid mathematics

young love i wish you well. shotgun and wedding bills.

Well, I'm pretty overjoyed. I haven't actually touched the math homework since before Sycamore Hill (what can I say? June and July were busy!), and I just picked up the book and did the review test for the last three chapters I had worked on... and I know this stuff. Like, understand it. And catch myself when I'm doing it wrong.

Arithmetic skills? Still ass, thank you very much. Thank dog for calculators.

Next step, Chapter 10, inequalities.