greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

"The star maker says, 'It ain't so bad.'"

First things fucking first, as Nice Guy Eddy was want to say. I have the mini-schedule for the "Fungus Among Us" Agents of Dreamland book mini-tour. Emphasis on mini, as I said at the start of all this. I'm making the announcement today, then Tor will make it on Monday. We may be going to add a date in Connecticut, but I'm starting to think that's unlikely. Without further adieu:

Saturday, February 25, 6-9 p.m.
Agents of Dreamland Launch!
Lovecraft Arts and Sciences Council
Providence, RI

Thursday, March 9, 6 p.m.
With C.S.E. Cooney
Savoy Bookshop & Cafe
Westerly, RI

Friday, March 17th to Sunday, March 19th
I-CON 32 at SUNY
Stony Brook, NY

Monday, March 20th, 7 p.m.
With Max Gladstone
Porter Square Books
Cambridge, MA

Thursday, March 23rd, 7 p.m.
Pandemonium Books
Cambridge, MA

Tuesday, April 4th, 7 p.m.
Lovecraft Bar
Manhattan, NY

Wednesday, April 5th, 6 p.m.
Kinokuniya New York
Manhattan, NY

Note that the Lovecraft Arts and Sciences date is three days in advance of the actual release, so that's your chance to get the book early. You got questions? I'll try to answer them. Such as, will I sign books you bring with you to the signing (yes) and is there a limit on the number of books I'll sign (not within reason)?


Yesterday was pretty close to an utter loss. I didn't get out of the house, so that's thirteen days since I've been outside. I just couldn't pull it off. Too much anger and darkness in my head, and the fear of the wide carnivorous sky and people and this fallen nation. I sat here all day.

I said stuff on Facebook. Stuff like:

I honestly thought I'd be a lot older before I had to shop for a wheelchair. Not that there's actually a correlation between one's need for a wheelchair and age. Just one of those things I had in my head.

~ and ~

Free speech is useless if it permits and facilitates the emergence of a society that suppresses free speech. We have no imperative to tolerate intolerance.*

~ and ~

Today I realized that a lot of people assume I have health insurance. I'm a full-time freelance fiction writer, and not an especially commercially successful one. In America. How would I have health insurance? I couldn't even afford the ACA, and for me it would have been a bargain. I haven't had health insurance since 1996.

~ and ~

Yes, we really do have someone sitting in the Oval Office who makes George W. Bush look like motherfucking Santa Claus. And Einstein. Einstein Santa Claus W. Bush.

Jesus, I fucking hate fucking Facebook. But I hate Twitter a whole lot more.

The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, to which I have belonged since 1984, has released a statement condemning the Horror Clown's immigration ban. For what it's worth.

We saw the first two episodes of Season Two of The Expanse, which I'm still generally delighted with. But there were two details of this vision of the future that made me balk. First, that FedEx is going to be keeping the same logo for the next two hundred years, and two, that all the effects of lethal radiation poisoning could be reversed with an armband and a subdermal implant.

Resistance, Peace, and Compassion,
Aunt Beast

* This was a reference to Reddit dumping two "alt-right" Neo-Nazi subreddits (whatever those are), not to the protests in Berkeley. I kept having to explain that on Twitter yesterday.
Tags: 1984, 1996, 2017 aod tour, agents of dreamland, bush, facebook, free speech, hate, healthcare costs, immigration, my damned feet, president asshole, promotion, science fiction, signings, svp, the expanse, the horror clown, the wheelchair, the wide carnivorous sky, tolerance, travel, twitter, writing without a net

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