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So cool!! Fritz Leiber audio books

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Just spotted on — has added exclusive audio edition of the Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser books (with introductions by Neil Gaiman). I squealed when I read it. A very butch manly squeal, of course, but still undeniably a squeal. I’ve developed a slight addiction to audio books and I already […]

Good stuff

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

One of the best parts of a recurring freelance gig I do (writing catalogue copy for a Canadian publisher) is getting to read books before almost anyone else, and today I read a really good one. I can’t say anything about it now, but when the book is announced (although the author has announced the […]

Ahead of my time damn it.

Friday, April 18th, 2008

News from SFScope that an anthology of science fiction for a YA audience publishes today. The collection sounds great, which annoys the hell out of me, because a year or so ago, I started thinking “Hmmm… there’s not a whole lot being published in science fiction for YA that isn’t techno-distopia or eco-themed. I’ve got […]

Great book

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

I’m nearly finished reading The Man from the Diogenes Club , an anthology of stories by Kim Newman. It’s good. Really, really good. I started it a while back and didn’t get into it but I picked it up from the bedside table again recently and have just been racing through. I’ve just read “The […]

Memorable lines

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

“Two Mai and two human teenagers sat in a booth at the Washington Diner, silently drinking coffee or hot chocolate, picking at a large order of cold, greasy fries topped with thick bright ketchup that reminded everyone there too much of blood. The fluorescent lights made everything harsh and lifeless.” from The Stolen: The Nine […]

This and that

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Hey-howdy! So just a few thoughts and musings today, a bit of news, and a couple of new links. Caffeine and a new appreciation thereof – so you may remember that way back last June, I was really sick for a while. One of the side effects of that was that I pretty much completely […]