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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-12-09 05:41
Subject: [personal] Updates on travel, writing and whatnot
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Tags:books, calendula, cool, oregon, publishing, stories, sunspin, travel, writing
As calendula_witch reports here, we are heading for the coast today for the weekend. Internet access is an unknown quantity at the moment, so if blogging is irregular, fear not. Also, some fun Thanksgiving photos in that post of hers.

In other news, kenscholes and I have learned that our tor.com story "The Starship Mechanic" will be included in the forthcoming Year's Best Science Fiction, Volume 28 edited by the inestimable Gardner Dozois. And there was much rejoicing.

Other than that, I am home for the month (probably) and writing furiously. Giving myself breaks in between efforts, just to keep fresh, but next up is a Sunspin novella.

Finally, I'm doing some miscellaneous reading now, but next serious reading is The Log of the Flying Fish: A Story of Aerial and Submarine Peril and Adventure by Harry Collingwood [ Project Gutenberg ], an adventure book from 1887 that is apparently true Victorian science fiction. My apologies to the gentleman at SteamCon II who recommended this to me — I have mislaid his card and cannot credit him properly.

What are you reading today?

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User: dionysus1999
Date: 2010-12-09 14:07 (UTC)
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User: jimvanpelt
Date: 2010-12-09 16:57 (UTC)
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Megacongrats to you and Ken for the Year's Best nod. Very cool.
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scarlettina: Book love
User: scarlettina
Date: 2010-12-09 17:01 (UTC)
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I am reading Walking Zero: Discovering Cosmic Space and Time Along the Prime Meridian by Chet Raymo, which is more space and time than it is travelogue. I'd hoped for more of a balance, but it's still good, interesting reading, reminding me of a lot of basic science that had gone by the wayside over the years. Raymo's a fine writer and brings a lot of personal history and insight to the work. Good stuff; recommended.

And congrats on the Year's Best nod. Very cool indeed.

Edited at 2010-12-09 05:01 pm (UTC)
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2010-12-09 18:58 (UTC)
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Have a lovely weekend, and congratulations on the story.
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User: quantuminsanity
Date: 2010-12-09 22:12 (UTC)
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I'm reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
It's overdue from the library and I'm getting charged an arm and a leg every day too.
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Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2010-12-10 05:21 (UTC)
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I'm reading the first Conan book, as lent to me by your illustrious collaborator. And congratulations! Is this your first Year's Best?
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User: alumiere
Date: 2010-12-11 09:58 (UTC)
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I'm a few days behind, but still reading the same book: Frankenstein in the anniversary hardcover from (? marvel) with gorgeous illustrations.
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