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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-12-04 05:54
Subject: [personal] Miscellaneous Updatery
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Tags:books, escapement, green, madness, personal, stories, sunspin, writing
A few bits of this and that, to catch up.

The Sekrit Projekt is off to the editor. We'll see if it flies. I like it, whether or not they do.

Escapement mmpb galleys have gone back to Tor. Now I have to deal with Green galleys, then right after that, Madness of Flowers galleys. It never rains but it freaking pours.

Real Soon Now I need to write a steampunk astronaut novella in the Mainspring setting, featuring the protagonist of "Chain of Fools" a bit later in her life.

Walking this morning, I had Sunspin on the brain, and was noodling titles for the three volumes in the cycle. Currently under consideration are:

  • Stone Sky

  • Electric Mist

  • Sea of Suns

or possibly:

  • Sky of Stone

  • Sea of Light

  • World of Stars

These will doubtless change over time, but that's where my head's at, with deliberate nods to Poul Anderson, Gregory Benford and James Lee Burke.

Day Jobbery today, plus my more-or-less-weekly lunch with kenscholes, and getting my hair done this afternoon. Because a boy has needs, you know.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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Renee Babcock
User: renegade500
Date: 2008-12-04 14:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Isn't getting one's hair done fun? I love it, especially the invigorating scalp scrub my hairdresser always gives me.

One must take care of one's locks to maintain said locks (reminds me, I need to get the splitties trimmed).
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Brenda Cooper
User: bjcooper
Date: 2008-12-04 14:46 (UTC)
Subject: Good luck
With your Sekrit Project :)
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Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2008-12-04 14:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Finally getting that brazilian the doctors denied you?
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Gail Carriger
User: gailcarriger
Date: 2008-12-04 17:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Electric mist sounds like an 80's cover album.
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User: jaborwhalky
Date: 2008-12-04 20:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Electric Mist
Sky of Stone
World of Stars

These three are the best and will stick in peoples minds
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Karen, aka Ana Lake, ska Aine inghean Cathal
User: summers_place
Date: 2008-12-04 22:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I really, really like the second set of titles.
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Josh English
User: joshenglish
Date: 2008-12-05 00:06 (UTC)
Subject: I like the second trio
They maintain a common theme, but then I remember the never-to-be-written story The Barbarians of Bloodgate and wonder if those titles are too trite, or if they need a Robert Reed styling: Under the Sky of Stone, Through the Sea of Light, Beyond the World of Stars.

Not having read anything in the universe yet, or even sure what they're about, I'm probably just talking hooey.
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