September 23rd, 2013

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take as much as you need. there's enough for everyone.

Yesterday was my birthday, and scott_lynch took me to the Como Zoo and Conservatory to celebrate. There was also pastry beforehand and fried cheese curds afterwards, and all in all it was a totally fabulous day. Here are some photos.

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It's a Minitor in the center of a labyrinth! (The brand name of Scott's fire department pager. I couldn't resist.)

Yes, many Amber jokes were made while we were walking the thing.

Conservatory!

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I need to make up an entire mood theme consisting of this photo of a sloth:

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We all have days like that, honey.

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And that is the day that was, in pictures.

And today, I slept in a little bit and then went for a 13-mile run. Because I meant to run 13 on Saturday, but I fell on a gravel path and skinned hell out of my knee, so I limped home bloody and sad after only 11.

I kind of love that I can handle two runs that long in the same week now.

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sunday driver never took a test

Book of Iron is out tomorrow! (Some early orderers seem to have copies already.)

This novella is a prequel to Bone and Jewel Creatures, although it stands alone. It's set in the same world as the Eternal Sky books, and it features roadsters, necromancy, and miserably complicated interpersonal relationships. Like you do.

You can read an excerpt and a review on Tor.com, and a review at Publishers Weekly.

Also, pre-orders are now open for the shared-world audio anthology METAtropolis 3: Green Space, which features Jay Lake, Ken Scholes, Karl Schroeder, Tobias Buckell, Seanan McGuire, Mary Robinette Kowal, and me! It contains my seasteading caper story "Green and Dying" along with novelettes and novellas linked in time, place, and setting, written by the rest of the gang.

It'll be released on October 15, and it's going to be awesome.