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Three sf shorts this week, because I'm feeling a bit short and
a lot rushed. That's to be expected since it always takes a while
to recover from the World Fantasy Convention.
NaNoWriMo is not going well for me this year since a week was
cut out going to WFC and all the nitpicking things that life requires
still need to be caught up on. Tomorrow, for instance, will be
spent taking care of insurance matters, post awful mailing, picking
up stuff for T'giving and other errands. Nothing big, just time
consuming. And so it goes.
WFC was minimal for me. Hit the autographing to see people and
sign a few books, the art show with some fabulous Virgil Finlay
originals, the hucksters room which gave me some ideas for Xmas
presents and, naturally, my agent's dinner Saturday night. I got
into the tux and had a fine time, seeing people I hadn't in 10
years, in addition to meeting some of the newcomers to the fold.
Mostly the time was spent checking details on the National Mall
for a book I am writing. I was mostly disappointed with the WWII
monument and blown away by the Korean War one. More notetaking
and picture clicking at the spy museum and crime and punishment
museum, and the Ford Theater. Talked with one of the last of the
Tuskegee airmen at the Air & Space Museum. Pretty much confirmed
my opinion of the movie Red Tails.
of the Kinunir was nominated for a NM-Az Book Award. Will
find out if I won on the 21st. Putting the book into the pot for
the Scribe Award, too, where I think it has a better chance. (I
expect Weston Ochse to win yet another NM-AZ Book Award this year).
Is there anyone out there familiar with Zen cart? Drop me a line.
Theatrical movies: Interstellar -- a must-see for sf fans.
Nolan does most everything right except the soundtrack. The music
drowned out the characters more than once, smothering dialogue.
I saw it in IMAX, which was impressive, but other than for the
scenes on the planets and inside the black hole, I don't think
it's necessary to spring for the extra bucks. I'm going to see
it again, regular screen next time, and I suspect it will be as
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It's the small things in life... Or at least the 140 character
of Steam and Rust! Great news. ESR was part of a Kickstarter
project and is featured as a scenario in a RPG from Lester Smith.
Steve Sullivan did great work getting it ready to go. Check out
his ESR novel Heart
of Steam and Rust.
My e-books on the catalog
page. Great stuff. Really.
iPad viewing: For whatever reason, I have launched into the 2nd
season of the Miss Fisher Mysteries. I'm not sure I even
like them that much.
iPad reading: Got through a bunch. Finished the new Nikki Heat
book, reread the last few chapts of To the Last Man and
am about done with Cheri Priest's Maplecroft. I saved the
best for last. Maplecroft is a wonderful gothic horror.
Regular cable stuff: Gotham. Hell on Wheels is
back with only one more show in its season, alas. As holding with
the way the series goes, they hanged the church lady for killing
the psychopathic marshal who had murdered her son by burning down
her church. Can't wait to see how this season ends since the Swede
has to put in an appearance again. Flash and Arrow
also on the screen. The latter is far superior of those.
for the finest in fantasy, sword & sorcery fiction (and sf
and mysteries and...) And in the for-free mode on my store, look
in on a story from along the Cenotaph Road.
Cloud Train" here from the anthology 4
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A stroy from Fred Saberhagen's An Armory of Swords
For my other online fiction, check out my CATALOG
page or go straight to Amazon for both Kindle and print.
About the site. What follows is a glimpse at the science fiction
and fantasy writing I've done, including the Cenotaph Road series,
God of War, Star Trek and BattleTech/ MechWarrior,
Vor:The Maelstrom, Crimson Skies, Pathfinder,
Traveller, what is current, and what might be forthcoming
VIPub (Vertically Integrated Publishing) . Be sure to go to the
Store link for free fiction and print and e-book publishing. Read
ole Karl Lassiter's 2009 NM Book Award nominated novel, Drifter
or the 2011 Scribe Award nominated God
of War. Don't overlook the 2011 NM Book Award and WF Peacemaker
nominee for best novel , Sonora
Noose. Or the 2012 nominee for best anthology,
Golden Reflections. Or the 2013 nominated China
Jack. And now in 2014 the Fate of the Kinunir.