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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-03-23 05:25
Subject: [writing] Sunspin carries on
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Tags:books, calamity, cancer, sunspin, wip, work, writing
After two days' break, I was back on Sunspin today. Knocked out 2,600 words yesterday afternoon, then got on with the rest of my day. Today I have another full day of day jobbery, then I'm visiting a friend with a cancer very similar to mine in the afternoon. More Sunspin this evening.

A bit of WIP for you from Calamity of So Long a Life.
"Where have you been, Maduabuchi St. Macaria?"

"Living among humans since the Mistake." He gave her a long, appraising look. "And as I told you, among aliens."

"What humans?"

At that question, he glanced away from her. Shame? Guilt? Joyner couldn't tell for sure. Whatever the impulse, it was both strong and difficult for him. "Captive populations. From Redghost and elsewhere."

"Redghost?" Momentarily distracted, she dredged her memory. "Sky. Sky Sforza. He was trapped there by the Mistake. Alone. Everyone was dead. No, not dead. Gone."

"Taken by the Xerq," said St. Macaria. "Like I had been."

She was aghast at both the morals and the logistics of such a thing. "An entire planetary population kidnapped?"

"I can't say. None of those decisions were mine."

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User: australian_joe
Date: 2011-03-23 12:42 (UTC)
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Is that Cannon? If not, I am keenly anticipating St. Macaria meeting Cannon. :P
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-03-23 13:23 (UTC)
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No, not yet. He's talking to the Before Paimei Joyner, who was one of the crew of Inclined Plane in "Permanent Fatal Errors". They've found each other after 1,200 years.

But yeah, me too on looking forward to that scene.
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User: australian_joe
Date: 2011-03-24 06:06 (UTC)
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Mm, out of context I couldn't tell if "her" and Joyner were the same person.

I hope he gave Joyner a shove back this time. :P
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Jay Lake: writing-sunspin
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-03-24 14:20 (UTC)
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Yes. They had a grand old fight when they met. A thousand years among the Xerq really toughened him up.

(You'll be seeing that bit in a week or two.)
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User: shelly_rae
Date: 2011-03-23 14:58 (UTC)
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Yay for looking after friends with cancer. Pay it forward cause you can't pay it back.
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