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1.  My colleague Robert V.S. Redick yesterday celebrated Book Day for  The Night of the Swarm, the fourth-and-last book in his epic fantasy series, The Chathrand Voyage Quartet. You can read all about it, and view a book trailer, here on Robert's homepage.

2.  I may have failed to mention here that John Scalzi hosted a Big Idea piece about Necessity's Child yesterday.  Here's that link.

3.  Uncle Hugo is shipping Necessity's Child! Mr. Blyly lets us know that he's shipped out about 150 copies so far, starting with the first pre-orders received, in September, and is now through those placed in October.  He believes that he will have shipped all non-problem orders by Monday-next.

4.  SFWA addresses the "orphaned works" myth, here.

5.  Games Workshop is being a nincompoop, here  and hereEdited to add:  And here

6.  More on the slow demise of Barnes and Noble, this from The Atlantic

7.  The results of the Eustace Tilley 2013 cover are in.  View the finalists here

8.  Reviews of Necessity's Child from Exploding Spaceship , SFRevu, and from The ExaminerWARNING:  May contain spoilers.

9.  If you haven't read "Eleutherios" yet, your time is running out.  Here's the link.

9a.  And Steve reminds me that there is a new splinter at Splinter Universe, Moon's Honor, the first 12,000 words of a novel that was never finished. Here's THAT link.

10. I am hopelessly behind on my email, to the point where I may never get caught up.  I love you all, but the spoons still haven't arrived.

Everybody take care.


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 7th, 2013 12:51 am (UTC)
*grits teeth and chants* Only two moe days 'til payday, only two more days 'til payday ....
Feb. 7th, 2013 08:46 pm (UTC)
Bless you for keeping us posted anyway. May you attract a multitude of spoons.
Catherine Ives
Feb. 8th, 2013 07:43 am (UTC)
Very nice of John Scalzi to write the piece on Necessities Child. Every once in a while here in S. Utah there will be a Gypsy wagon parked by the side of the road which goes from S. UT to N. Utah. I have never met them personally here though. I think they definitely value their privcy. I do have experience with the gypsies of New York City ...or else some that were living there back then. They liked a charitable thrift shop that I helped run. They are still mysterious though. I saw a piece on the news that talked about a particular tribe of the Romani. I'll have to go look that up. A friend of mine is an expert on the Tarot Cards which I think they invented with which they read our fortunes. At any psychic fair there's likely to be at least one gypsy there reading fortunes. But I've heard that they aren't entirely reliable. Sometimes they say they've put a curse on you. And then they want a lot of money to remove it. Their ethics regarding the gadje community seem to be a bit uneven.
Feb. 8th, 2013 12:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Item 5, Just so you know, Hogarth's ebook that Games Workshop got taken off of Amazon for "trademark infringement" is back up for sale. I just voted with my bucks and bought a copy of it.

I've bought my copy of Necessity's Child.

Does your mention of spoons have anything to do with spoon theory?
Feb. 9th, 2013 12:21 am (UTC)
Forty pages later and I have to buy another printer ink cartridge. Uncle Hugo's says my two books should be here soon though. Sam
Feb. 9th, 2013 03:35 am (UTC)
Glad to hear Uncle Hugo is shipping Necessity's Child. I was wondering why I hadn't gotten my copy yet.
Feb. 10th, 2013 01:31 am (UTC)
Necessity's Child
My copy arrived on Friday afternoon. I'm planning to start it this evening! Yeh!

Edited at 2013-02-10 01:32 am (UTC)
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