Mar. 17th, 2011

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Did I somehow forget to post about my book? (Checks previous entries.) Oops.

Burning Days cover


I thought for sure I'd posted about Burning Days -- my first collection of short stories, released in January by Montreal's own Nanopress, but apparently I did not. I thought I'd mentioned launching the book at a party at Arisia, and about the rather successful reading held in a hotel room at Boskone a month later, but neither post seems to exist.

Is it possible I made those posts but then they subsequently disappeared? Mmmmaybe, but more likely I just thought I'd posted when in fact I hadn't. I must've been thinking of the FaceBook Events. No, wait, I'm certain I mentioned the book on LJ, but it was in a comment in someone else's journal. Silly me.

(Or maybe I'm only pretending to think I'd posted about the book, to cover up the fact that I've been a lazy lurking lazy non-posting lump of laziness all winter... But who would do a thing like that?)

Anyway, the book is out, and it has an introduction by Bruce Sterling, and it has just been positively reviewed by Cory Doctorow on BoingBoing!

Such reviews are very important for us because the book is currently only available for order online, not in bookshops, and BoingBoing has a very large readership. My publisher, [livejournal.com profile] cyberneticnomad, says he's already received two dozen orders for the book today. There's no electronic edition just yet.

Strangely, Cory seems to think the stories are "all recent fiction" -- er, no, three of the stories first appeared in Interzone in 1990-91; the alternate history story is mid-1990's, and the title story appeared in 2004. Only one of the stories is new, "Flowers of Avalon" was written for the book. Oh well. I suppose it won't hurt sales if people assume they're all new stories ;-)

As for those BoingBoing commenters who thought the cover looked slapdash: I find this funny because, while it was conceived, photographed, and designed in a 24-hour period by the author (hey, I am a graphic artist, too, y'know), no less a figure than Michael Swanwick has pronounced it "hot". So there.
grimmwire: Science at Burning Man '08 (Default)
Did I somehow forget to post about my book? (Checks previous entries.) Oops.

Burning Days cover


I thought for sure I'd posted about Burning Days -- my first collection of short stories, released in January by Montreal's own Nanopress, but apparently I did not. I thought I'd mentioned launching the book at a party at Arisia, and about the rather successful reading held in a hotel room at Boskone a month later, but neither post seems to exist.

Is it possible I made those posts but then they subsequently disappeared? Mmmmaybe, but more likely I just thought I'd posted when in fact I hadn't. I must've been thinking of the FaceBook Events. No, wait, I'm certain I mentioned the book on LJ, but it was in a comment in someone else's journal. Silly me.

(Or maybe I'm only pretending to think I'd posted about the book, to cover up the fact that I've been a lazy lurking lazy non-posting lump of laziness all winter... But who would do a thing like that?)

Anyway, the book is out, and it has an introduction by Bruce Sterling, and it has just been positively reviewed by Cory Doctorow on BoingBoing!

Such reviews are very important for us because the book is currently only available for order online, not in bookshops, and BoingBoing has a very large readership. My publisher, [livejournal.com profile] cyberneticnomad, says he's already received two dozen orders for the book today. There's no electronic edition just yet.

Strangely, Cory seems to think the stories are "all recent fiction" -- er, no, three of the stories first appeared in Interzone in 1990-91; the alternate history story is mid-1990's, and the title story appeared in 2004. Only one of the stories is new, "Flowers of Avalon" was written for the book. Oh well. I suppose it won't hurt sales if people assume they're all new stories ;-)

As for those BoingBoing commenters who thought the cover looked slapdash: I find this funny because, while it was conceived, photographed, and designed in a 24-hour period by the author (hey, I am a graphic artist, too, y'know), no less a figure than Michael Swanwick has pronounced it "hot". So there.

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