[personal] Updates on travel, writing and whatnot

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?

3 thoughts on “[personal] Updates on travel, writing and whatnot

  1. Pat J says:

    What are you reading today?

    Waiting for Columbus by Thomas Trofimuk (a mysterious patient arrives in a Sevilla asylum, one who believes that he is Christopher Columbus — despite the fact that Columbus died 500 years ago).

    Discarded Science, a pithy, witty survey of “it was a good idea at the time” science through history.

    And a loaner from my nephew: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Vol. 2.

  2. Fran says:

    I have been reading a Spanish swashbuckling series by Arturo Perez-Reverte called Captain Alatriste. Mostly I am loving the storyline – though the Spanish Inquisition figures more prominently than I expected. (In the words of the immortal Monty Python actors, “I wasn’t expecting the Spanish Inquisition!” “Nooooobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!”

    Anyhow, the story is engaging despite the historical tangents of the narrator. A good escape.

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