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Today, I have to number:

1. Two Worlds and In Between has been chosen by Publisher's Weekly as one of 2011's one hundred best books, and also as one of the six best fantasy and science-fiction books of 2011. Spooky gave me the news yesterday. I'm still sort of stunned. So, to review:

a) The book has SOLD OUT.
b) It was a Publisher's Weekly "pick of the week" (appearing on the ToC page).
c) The book got a great write up in The New York Times.
d) Gary Wolfe at Locus loved it.
e) And PW has named it one of the six best spec-fic titles of 2011.

Can I please get a "That'll do, Beast. That'll do."?

2. Tomorrow, the BIG DARK HORSE TEASE will become the BIG DARK HORSE REVEAL. I will be occupied with preparations for this a good bit of today.

3. If you have not yet already voted, please go the poll. Another 26* votes (I asked for 100 "yes" votes), and you just might get another studio project from me, the first since 1999. And yeah, the idea is that the songs would be available via as many services as possible, but definitely iTunes and Bandcamp. This would NOT be a Kickstarter project. All songs WOULD be covers, no originals.

4. Yesterday, I stared down the iMac screen, and the words finally began to flow. I wrote 1,127 words on a new short story, or novelette, or short novella called "Ex Libris." This is for the chapbook to accompany the limited edition of Confessions of a Five-Chambered Heart. I hope to be finished on or near the 16th of the month. Then there's the next Dark Horse script to begin.

5. Last night, Kathryn and I began watching Series Four of Torchwood, and...wow. I, for one, am very pleased.

6. Subterrean Press says to me, "We've been down to only one full-time shipper in the warehouse for the past month -- our usual complement is three -- so copies of TWO WORLDS are still shipping. Please advise folks not to despair. Our second full-timer started yesterday, and should be able to quicken the shipping on the BEST OF YOU. (We also have a third shipper on board in December, thank goodness.)" So, sit tight, those who do not yet have their copies.

I think that's all for now. I have email, phone calls, an annoying Siamese cat, and a story to deal with. When do I get a full-time "oh shit!" girl?

Rather pleased,
Aunt Beast

Update: *8 votes

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albionidaho
Nov. 8th, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
My copy just arrived. It is absolutely, utterly gorgeous. I saw Lee Moyer a couple of weeks ago and he showed me the cover on his iPad. The cover was beautiful then, but it's so much more amazing on your book.

I suspect I'm going to get very little done until I've devoured this book.

I'm certain it's deserving its accolades. Congratulations!
albionidaho
Nov. 8th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
"About the Author" is my favorite part so far :).
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phaedrine
Nov. 8th, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC)
Well done!

I received my copy in the mail this morning (in New Mexico). It is *stunning*. I only had time to briefly fondle it before I had to leave for work, but I am setting aside some serious alone time for us later this evening.
greygirlbeast
Nov. 8th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC)

I received my copy in the mail this morning (in New Mexico).

I feel like I need a map with stick pins.
aarontbc
Nov. 8th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
so copies of TWO WORLDS are still shipping

Congrats on the increasingly excellent news about TWAIB.

I received my Ltd Ed copy over here in the land of Oz (a.k.a. Australia) in the mail yesterday. It actually arrived while I was out collecting a special ordered copy of a book of Ray Bradbury interviews I had my local bookshop request in for me.

Yes, yesterday was a Joyous Book Day.

And what a sublime production the Ltd Ed is. Just fucking gorgeous.

The effort you put into the book was more than worth it.

Congrats again!
greygirlbeast
Nov. 8th, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)


I received my Ltd Ed copy over here in the land of Oz (a.k.a. Australia) in the mail yesterday.


Woot!

The effort you put into the book was more than worth it.

It was a LOT of effort, and I am pleased that you are pleased.
sovay
Nov. 8th, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
Can I please get a "That'll do, Beast. That'll do."?

And more.

Congratulations.
greygirlbeast
Nov. 8th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)

And more.

More is good.
jtglover
Nov. 8th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
Many congratulations for many excellent things.

Just got my shipping order, and I am very excited to receive The Book!
greygirlbeast
Nov. 9th, 2011 03:30 am (UTC)


Just got my shipping order, and I am very excited to receive The Book!


Well, just the Old Testament.
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spank_an_elf
Nov. 9th, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
Seriously
Is there anything a college intern could help you with? My partner has an intern helping her which is hilarious. The student receives work study credit for the semester. Granted since Sandy is a photographer/ professor, her intern helps with physical things like framing, hanging a show or assisting her at classes.

I know, yes, writing is a far more internal thing. But maybe you need an intern to sort through your papers, organize, and the like?

Oh, and gee, there's that other little thing... huge congratulations on the great news about Two Worlds and In Between. Shorty Von Eldritch is cracking a grim smile for you.
greygirlbeast
Nov. 9th, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)
Re: Seriously

Is there anything a college intern could help you with?

I'll ponder this.
deakat
Nov. 9th, 2011 02:23 am (UTC)
I'm lucky number 100.
greygirlbeast
Nov. 9th, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)

Go you!
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chris_walsh
Nov. 9th, 2011 03:29 am (UTC)
How did you get working with SubPress originally? I'm glad you do work together; I've had solid dealings and happy experiences with them as a consumer. It's a good outfit. You know that, but I'll say that for people who aren't you.

When do I get a full-time "oh shit!" girl?

Your own Fabulous Lorraine? Imagine the possibilities!
greygirlbeast
Nov. 9th, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)

How did you get working with SubPress originally?

Wow. That was way back in 2000. I know I wanted to stop working with Gauntlet, and subpress knew that...but the detail escape me.

Your own Fabulous Lorraine? Imagine the possibilities!


Exactly!
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mataar
Nov. 9th, 2011 05:19 am (UTC)
The notice came today, that my copy is on its way to Colorado. Yay!
greygirlbeast
Nov. 9th, 2011 06:11 am (UTC)

There's another pin on the map.
bp25
Nov. 9th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
I see Amazon.com is offering a Kindle version of Two Worlds for $4.99.
Not the best solution maybe but it does get the words in front of the eyes and the stories in the hands.
firebirdgrrl
Nov. 9th, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC)
"That'll do, Beast. That'll do."

Also-hell, yeah! This is so wonderful and you deserve every minute of goodness.
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