From the PW review of Range of Ghosts (Elizabeth Bear. Tor, $25.99 (336p) ISBN 978-0-7653-2754-3)
"Bear launches a trilogy in a fantastic new world with this compelling tale.... Bear creates a vivid world where wizards must sacrifice their ability to procreate in order to control magic and the sky changes to reflect the gods of the land's rulers. The strong setting and engaging characters will have readers eager for the second installment."
In other news: ConFusion was awesome, the mighty Myke Cole blogs about the all-star fantasy author AD&D1E game he and Saladin Ahmed ran (and that Peter Brett organized), and I am home on the couch with a dog and a deadline, having seen not nearly all of my North Coast nearest and dearest--and not gotten to spend nearly enough time with the ones I did see.
And yep, I already miss that boy I like. (Isn't he dashing?)
Now, I need to brush that dog. Tomorrow, it's back on the wagon with regard to diet and running. (Conventions and long road trips are murder on that stuff. Sigh. At least I did okay with regard to exercise....)