Monthly Archives: August 2010
And now life is complete:
The Girl With No Hands and Other Tales has arrived.
It has an Intro by legendary Jack Dann, a cover design by the extraordinarily talented Lisa Hannett and Kirstyn McDermott says nice things on the cover :-). Below, you see it resting on – why, yes, it is resting on an eighteenth century fainting couch. Let there
Make plans, take notes, plot strategically – learn where the bar is on the first day and stake a claim on your favourite chair.
My con obligations are below:
Fri 1100 Rm 203: (Book Launch) Dead Sea
I confess to a literary crush: I would walk miles over broken glass to get hold of the next John Connolly novel. The prose is pretty much pitch-perfect, the characters flawed, believeable, terrifying, engaging, witty and compelling. The dialogue – Connolly is one of the authors I look to for
“The sea is full of saints. You know that? You know that: you’re a big boy.”
It’s an awesome opening: it invites the reader
My beautiful, beautiful books arrived this morning just as I was bolting out the door, borderlining lateness. So, I could not stop. All I could do was haul the blue Royal Mail baggie inside the door. And so, yes, I must apologise
Books of Present and Future: Angela Slatter’s Sourdough and Steampunk Reloaded
(Two very different titles, two related but autonomous approaches to excellence in book design.)
Still no sign of Sourdough and Other Stories. I don’t know how much longer I can keep my tenuous grip on sanity.
Tomorrow, I shall begin approaching the neighbours to establish who stole my box of books. There may be peering in windows, crawling across roofs … somewhat like Mr Burns when he tried to steal his teddy bear