July 15th, 2015

The Red Tree

"And my body's weak. I feel my heart giving up on me."

A dark and evil morning. I'll make this quick.

Yesterday, I wrote about 780 words on Agents of Dreamland. On Monday, the word count was about 560 words. This is, obviously, unacceptable.

I've been told that the ARCs for Beneath an Oil-Dark Sea: The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan (Volume 2) will be going out soon and that the signature sheets are on their way to me.

Aunt Beast
The Red Tree

The Horrors on Pluto (I just had to share this.)

Originally posted by grrm at The Horrors on Pluto
Mordor is on Pluto! Who knew?

Okay, got to admit, I think it is really cool that some of the features New Horizons is finding on Pluto (our ninth planet, dammit!!!) and its moon Charon are being named Mordor and Cthulhu. Who says science fiction and fantasy haven't arrived? J.R.R. Tolkien and H.P. Lovecraft have entered realms previously reserved for Greek and Roman gods.

Those ice mountains they've found are very cool too, and clearly need to be named the Mountains of Madness. And of course when New Horizons sails on, deeper in the black realms beyond the solar system and finds a sinister tenth planet, we MUST name it Yuggoth. Especially if it is covered in fungus. (Which would be mind-blowing).

I am disappointed that no alien ruins or black monoliths have turned up yet, but I don't suppose you can have everything.

So hurrah for JRRT, hurrah for HPL, and hurrah for NASA and JPL. Nice to know they're fans.