February 23rd, 2008


Howard Hughes in Japan

It is with great relief that I can report that yesterday I wrote 1,173 words on a new piece for Sirenia Digest. It doesn't have a title yet, but I know it won't be called "Untitled 33." I was slightly annoyed, after getting quite a ways into the piece to realize that it shares a good bit in common with "Untitled 31" from #25. Spooky says this is not a problem, and I'm trusting her, because I like where it's going.

Also, yesterday the UPS guy hurled a package from HarperCollins onto the front porch. Turned out it contained comp copies of the UK and Japanese editions of the Beowulf novelization. The UK edition is fairly unremarkable, virtually indistinguishable from the American mass-market paperback, but the Japanese edition is a gorgeous little thing. Not as gorgeous as the Korean translation, but very, very cool, nonetheless.

And Subterranean Press is now reporting that the 3rd edition of Tales of Pain and Wonder, currently their featured title, will be shipping next week to those who have preordered.

Still grey out there, but we're supposed to get a high of 57F today, and there's supposed to be sun this afternoon. Last night, Spooky found a pointy stick and made me leave the house for the first time in a week. She herded me into the car, and we stopped at Videodrome, where we rented Calum Grant and Joshua Atesh Litle's magnificently underwhelming Ever Since the World Ended (2001), which I think is evidence I should leave the house even less often. Oh, and we watched two more eps from Season Three of Angel ("Couplet" and "Loyalty").

Okay. Just a reminder that the current eBay auctions continue. Now, it's time to make the doughnuts.