Happy MLK day.
Spent last night working on a synopsis/proposal and doing research for it. Came up with some nifty ideas, now to see if they all mesh when I turn them into the proposal. All of which lead to me spending this morning reading about the Northwest Passage and some geography of the Arctic circle.
Which made me forget I was supposed to be interviewed by Mur Lafferty for her podcast ‘I Should Be Writing,’ which meant she called me while I was reading about the Arctic Circle over soup for lunch at the coffee shop in town, so I hustled back to my desk and Skype for that. Not a bad day, I need to move all my notes into the synopsis and firm it up, then write a first chapter tonight.
Blood of the Muse has an interview with me up, in which one of the things I do is pimp Walter Jon Williams’ Implied Spaces as my ‘under-appreciated book of 2008.’ I seriously wish more people had read it. It was full of awesome. Blood also has a review up of Thunderer by Felix Gilman. I loved the book (blurbed it), and it came out at an odd time of the year. But it’s a great book, and also under-appreciated. The very awesome sequel is Gears of the City, and it just came out.
Author (and fellow Ohio inhabitant) S. Andrew Swann interviewed me for his blog Genrewonk, you can see that interview right here.
Swann’s space opera is a lot of fun (I read his hostile takeover series in high school, if I recall correctly), I’m looking forward to his March release of Prophets, a continuation of the takeover series I enjoyed. One of the fun things about being a working writer is that a lot of the authors I enjoyed in high school and college are now colleagues and friends of mine.
Lastly, Steve Thorn has an interview with me up at 4+1 on his website.