Archive for June, 2008
Yellow Blue Tibia. My best cover art yet, I think. I just love the overall design (the way it not only reproduces hammers-and-sickles, but mimics the curve of the sickle, the blockiness of the hammer) and I especially dig the little line of descending flying saucers. Hurrah!
As Mark Newton notes, there's a fine and detailed analysis of Splinter over at Post-Weird Thoughts. Intricate and vivid ... very well written, Splinter is not only a page-turner, but it´s also a veritable meditation on how one can choose to cope with a situation (any situation) or simply remain apart, but never entirely aside [...]
Back from Sweden (where a splendid time was enjoyed by all) to find my contributor copy of Sean Miller and Shveta Verma's collection Riffing on Strings: Creative Writing Inspired by String Theory (you can, and should, buy a copy from amazon, you know). There are essays here, stories, many poems (some of them ... I [...]
I'm a Guest of Honour (along with Cory Doctorow) at the upcoming Swecon, in Linköping, Sweden, this coming weekend. Be nice to see you, if you happen to be in Linköping, Sweden. (ConFuse 2008: The Swedish National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention 2008; 13-15 June 2008. Venue: Ryds Herrgård, Linköping, Sweden).
That's the cover-art for the mass-market paperback edition of Splinter. Nice, what? I'm told they're going to turn the entire world for the finalised version, so that the comet will no longer be heading towards the middle east. That's right -- turn the whole world. Those people at Solaris can do anything.