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YESSSS

As you may or may not know, I am a total ho for short stories. I think S.King’s short stories are far superior to his novels, and I’ve also gone through periods of addiction to Chambers, Lovecraft, Conan Doyle, Gaiman, and a load others.

So I’m completely over the moon with my extremely late Christmas present from Marijn: SHADOWS OVER BAKER STREET. It is amazing, fabulous, brilliant, wicked, rad, and other adjectives as well.

As an aside, I was surprised to see that it had a story by Elizabeth Bear. That reminded me that I might post something regarding the recent RaceFail ’09 debacle over on LJ.

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Bloody hell

I just got a rejection from the Footprints anthology. I was expecting that, as I didn’t think that a story about two campy telepathic aliens with a death wish would appeal to them. 

Correction, I didn’t think it would appeal to anyone except me.

But I made the final list! Reading that blew my mind. I hadn’t expected to get anywhere close to acceptance for that particular antho, as it looked like it had damned high standards that I simply can’t live up to. The main reason I subbed was because I wanted to get back into writing short stories, so I went looking for the most evocative themed anthos and started writing stories to order.

(Not that they don’t have high standards. They do. I’m more shocked that I was able to even vaguely approach the benchmark they’d set.)

But yeah, holy crapola. This is the second-best rejection ever. (The first-best being a personal reply from none other than Ben Motherfucking Phillips, informing me that I was insanely close to getting intop Pseudopod.)

HR are opening up to a new antho in a few weeks, and I definitely plan on subbing–unless it involves me writing the kind of sci fi that actually requires an in-depth knowledge of science. I can do some stuff, like quantum and biology, but I’m still too much of an artsy-fartsy dipstick to get too much right.

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Everything in life should look like a retro Penguin edition

And I’m glad M.S. Corley feels the same. His probably-not-entirely-legal-but-rad-as-hell project can be found, along with many other wonderful things, at his blog.

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Hark! A vagrant!

Kate Beaton is a genius.

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Hey look!

Thom has got his online fiction thing up! It is awesome and everyone should read it.

His Nameless P.I. character prods buttock.

Oh, and er, I might have a story hidden away somewhere, too.

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Wicked awesome

I’m a magnet for ridiculous pick up lines. I’ve had people ask me where I got my ‘material’, and I’ve had drive-by serenades. 

They’re fun and all, but what I really want is for a nerdy guy to say something like this to me.

I would also like said guy to be a cross between Adrien Brody and Damien Lewis, and to have ungodly amounts of money. Is that really so much to ask?

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Ooh, shiny

You know when you think, yeah I love robot versions of elements from Lord of the Rings, but I would love them so much more if they were illustrated in the style of Quentin Blake? 

Yep.

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