If you’re a reviewer and would like an advance copy of Clockwork Phoenix 2 (containing, among other things, my story “Once a Goddess”), contact Mike Allen.

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  1. Anonymous

    Sweet! I have that one, actually.

  2. Anonymous

    I somehow missed your earlier post, because this is the first I’ve heard of this piano book. Wow! I recently re-acquired my childhood piano, but I only took lessons for about four years so I almost need to start from scratch. I can only play things now that are a combination of rote memory with sheet music; I can’t do either/or entirely. So even a simple new piece would take lots and lots of work.

    But hey, if I win the lottery, I’m planning to take piano lessons again — or maybe just when I retire. So I’ll want to have this nuBSG book on hand!

  3. Anonymous

    It’s not Ichi the killer is it?

  4. Anonymous

    If you liked the Verne…

    …I highly recommend 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, which in addition to scientist heroes and pages of theories has more interesting characters, political commentary and a non-white character who is well-developed and central to the story (the character’s ethnicity is not made clear in the book, but is revealed in the lesser-known sequel, The Mysterious Island). I’m being vague to avoid spoilering TMI, but if you don’t mind spoilers for that, there is a fascinating backstory about Verne, his editor, deliberately inaccurate British translators (the usual English version of TMI is not, politically, what Verne wrote), and the political pressures of the French alliance with Russia that explains why these books turned out the way they did.

    Also, 20,000 Leagues might have some interesting background for your dragon naturalist books, the protag being a marine biologist/naturalist if I remember correctly. At least it’s fairly informative about the mentality.

    Shorter version: I love 20,000 Leagues, recommend it highly, and for a Verne book is surprisingly emotional and possibly heart-breaking.

  5. Anonymous

    Hey, I think the French horn is an under-exploited instrument in rock-and-roll. I mean, it could be like what Jethro Tull did with flute, with the added bonus that you get to annoy your guitarist by making them play in E-flat all the time.

  6. Anonymous

    Yes, the NYT “decency” article touches on it.

    As for the plural — yes, of course; I was engaging in hyperbole. But the trend right now is toward companies trying to expand to be all things to all people, and I wish I had better faith in our anti-trust laws to break that up.

    Aggregation: oh yes, indeed. I use Google Reader to keep up with pretty much everything that isn’t on LJ.

  7. Anonymous

    It is amazing to me how many of these names I do not recognize. It’s basically first-book people, plus three or four others.

    I’m sad that Perrin sucks. He and Mat were my favorites when I stopped reading, and only now have I realized that I wanted Perrin to be Sam Vimes in Night Watch, holding down this little patch of peace and then it becomes a bigger one and what the hell, story, why do you hate fun.

  8. Anonymous

    This story is practically a fusion with Kate Griffin’s London urban fantasy novels. It’s certain the author has read them, and should probably have explicitly listed them as a source.

  9. Anonymous

    So, if I’m understanding this correctly, all of the following would have more rights and would be more “persons” in the womb than after they’re born:
    * illegal immigrants
    * non-Christians, and especially Jews and Muslims
    * women (female fetuses, anyway)
    * the melaninically enhanced

    Yeah, that’s what I thought. I just wanted to be sure that they were formalizing that policy…

  10. Anonymous

    Jonathan Edwards is just irked because he does not get to cut the threads by which sinners are dangling over the abyss.

  11. Anonymous

    Ooh, the conlanging book sounds fascinating… I should look into that, given that I’m a bit of a conlang geek myself. 🙂

  12. Anonymous

    I very much want to be able to tell what book this is because otherwise, I am slotting in potential candidates and that’s not really fair to them.

  13. Anonymous

    Sorry I’m late to the “party.” Anyway, TOLD YA that Verin was Teh Awesome! Really, never mind Rand, she’s my hero!

    I have to say, though, I got more out of Nynaeve than you did. Maybe this and the next book have blended together for me, but her arc feels really satisfying to me, in that she HAS an arc as a character exhibiting growth. And I like that she gets to actually solve problems and do things other than be the flummoxed hothead.

  14. Anonymous

    Oooh, I’ll take the German omnibus of Witch and Warrior–great practice!

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