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Archive for June, 2008

And the winner is …

Wednesday, June 18th, 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!

Post-Weird Thoughts on Splinter

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

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 its also a veritable meditation on how one can choose to cope with a situation (any situation) or simply remain apart, but never entirely aside [...]

Riffing on Strings

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

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 [...]

Swecon

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

I'm a Guest of Honour (along with Cory Doctorow) at the upcoming Swecon, in Linkping, Sweden, this coming weekend. Be nice to see you, if you happen to be in Linkping, Sweden. (ConFuse 2008: The Swedish National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention 2008; 13-15 June 2008. Venue: Ryds Herrgrd, Linkping, Sweden).

New Splinter cover-art

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

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.