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Sunny this morning. The temperature is currently only 43˚F.

I tried to stay busy yesterday, trying to get back into the swing of things. Post-apocalypse life. There was some personal email, to my mom and Geoffrey. Mordicai Knode at Tor.com had forwarded a request for an interview, from Stefan Fergus over at Civilian Reader, and I agreed. Katharine Duckett at Tor had forwarded a "holiday-themed" request from ReadItForward.com, asking authors to answer this question – "What’s the best book you’ve ever received as a present and why was it so special?" So, I wrote about the night in Hollywood that Christa bought me a copy of Katharine Dunn's Geek Love, back in May 1996. S.T. Joshi is reprinting "Dead Letter Office" (from Sirenia Digest #113, June 2015) in a Dark Regions Press anthology, Nightmare's Realm: New Tales of the Weird and Fantastic, and I had to proof the galleys for the story. I did. Then I had to go over the final-most galleys for Agents of Dreamland, so I did that and sent the four small problems I found to Jonathan Strahan. The postman brought a box from Subterranean Press, and I assumed that they were the signature sheets for Dear Sweet Filthy World, so I figured I would finish the day by signing those. But when I opened the box I discovered it actually contained my copies of the ARCs for Dear Sweet Filthy World, instead. They look good, but I must warn all reviewers that this is the most abominably error-riddled ARC I have ever in my life allowed to be released, and for that I am sorry. "Uncorrected" does not do the situation justice. But Tran's cover looks great. Also, vanilla Cheetos.

I'm trying to get back on that horse.

Late in the afternoon, before dinner, I played Guild Wars 2.

We finished watching Goliath last night, the new series on Amazon with Billy Bob Thorton and William Hurt, and I liked it quite a lot. We also finished watching Season Three of RuPaul's Drag Race. I'd expected Raja to win, and she did. But, all in all, Season Three was a bit dull, lackluster, a pale shadow of the marvelous things to come in seasons Four, Five, Six, Seven, and Eight. I'm not gonna bother with Season Two (and Season One is unavailable).

I went to bed around 2:30 a.m., but had trouble sleeping. Too much anxiety, too much fear, too much anger.

And that was yesterday.

Aunt Beast


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Mitchell Henson
Nov. 12th, 2016 03:57 pm (UTC)
I watch Goliath a couple of weeks ago. It was so compelling that I watched all episodes in two settings.
Nov. 12th, 2016 05:35 pm (UTC)
Knowing we're closer to the publication date of Dear Sweet Filthy World gives me a small measure of peace in this onrushing nightmare.
Nov. 12th, 2016 06:19 pm (UTC)
I am very much looking forward to Dear Sweet Filthy World and Agents of Dreamland. The cover for Dear Sweet Filthy World is one of the most spectacular I've seen lately.
Nov. 12th, 2016 08:11 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to get back on that horse.

I feel that way about day-to-day life right now. I expect it is not an unusual feeling.

It is an excellent cover.
Nov. 12th, 2016 09:21 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you got some things done. I hope you can get back into the writing with some sort of ease, just so that's less of a stressor. Stay healthy and have a good day.
Nov. 14th, 2016 04:02 am (UTC)
I just saw Arrival, and I would recommend you see it. It's a quiet, thoughtful, intelligent SF film, and I think you would like it.
Jan. 5th, 2017 01:07 pm (UTC)
Word of advice for young people.
We don't know each other from bars of soap, and I just stumbled across this Googling "a paradox to blame" trying to figure out just what the paradox was that he was referring to. Maybe you could help.

On a personal note, I wiped all of my LJ entries out of embarassment once I had figured out a way out of my troubles. I hope you don't take this to be mean-spirited when I put it this way: https://youtu.be/uxHdbDO76fY?t=13m

As a proof of my good intentions please accept these links for kicking versions of my favourite song so hot right now, if you didn't already know of them. This, in my subjective view, is my good deed for today (yesterday, in fact as the day has just ticked over where I am).
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