August 4th, 2008

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[links] Link salad for a Wyoming Monday

voidampersand liked Escapement Powell's | Amazon ]

Call For Submissions - Footprints — Now it can be told. Eric Reynolds and I are editing a hard(ish) SF anthology, for which the reading window opens soon. Bribes cheerfully accepted, though they won’t influence the reading process at all.

Nancy Kress talks about Launch Pad

James Gurney on the design of alternate history — A very nice post.


8/4/08
Time in saddle: 0 minutes (long city walk this morning)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: Launch Pad Workshop class materials

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[books] Sometimes you’re the bug spray, sometimes you’re the bug

The Department of Irony checked in today with two pieces of news about Mainspring Powell's | Amazon thb | Audible ].

First, Tor notified me that the hardback is being remaindered, and offered me an opportunity to buy additional copies. This isn’t bad news — it’s a normal part of the life cycle of a book, and we’re all quite pleased with the sell-through — but it’s still a little disappointing.

Second, my lovely and talented agent posted the news that the mass market paperback is tied for #9 on the Locus bestseller list. This is good news, and quite balanced out my thinking for the day.

The fact that both these bits of information landed on my desk on the same day is stretching the irony meter just a little bit, though.

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