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"Where on my soul I sit upon my bed."

1) I have no Turkish publisher, and there are no plans for an authorized Turkish-language edition of The Drowning Girl: A Memoir. Though, on Friday, I did receive an email from someone purporting to be working with my nonexistent Turkish publisher, requesting an interview to help promote the edition, and, also, asking me for a more Turkish friendly title, as the English title wasn't working well. So, um. I forwarded all this to my agent, and it began bouncing around Writers House, and their foreign rights department is on it. Piracy. Whee. Pirates that happily ask for your cooperation. Double whee.

6. The Dreamwidth move will happen this coming week. Note that this will involve a NEW Dreamwidth account, one that does not yet exits, not the old one. I'll post links once it's up and running, once all my LJ entries and comments have been transferred.

2) I should have posted it yesterday, but just didn't think to do so. Oh, the Table of Contents for The Ape's Wife and Others, that's what:

Author's Introduction
"The Steam Dancer (1896)"
"The Maltese Unicorn"
“One Tree Hill”
“The Collier’s Venus (1898)”
“Galápagos”
“Tall Bodies”
“As Red As Red”
“Hydraguros”
“Slouching Towards the House of Glass Coffins”
“Tidal Forces”
“The Sea Troll’s Daughter”
“Random Notes Before a Fatal Crash"
"The Ape's Wife"
Notes

Every other story, beginning with the first, will have an illustration by Vince Locke. The cover is being painted by Lee Moyer, with whom it is a joy to be working again.

3) I will never again agree to do an interview that requires two days to complete.

4) Yesterday, my contributors copy of the Alabaster: Wolves hardback came! It's gorgeous. If you haven't ordered a copy, do so NOW. Go. Now. Order. Do it via Amazon, save $8.85! Anyway, I only just opened the package this morning. There's a photo behind the cut. Why am I wearing sunglasses? Because I only got about four and a half hours sleep this morning:





I only feel dead!
Copyright © 2013 Kathryn A. Pollnac



5. Okay, so. Yesterday. After the blog entry, I did the last bit of (rather complicated, tedious) editing to Black Helicopters before sending it off to Bill. There was email with both Bill and Lee, mostly regarding the cover for the new collection. I finally started the interview about three and kept at it until about six, when I'd bloody well had enough of talking about myself for one day. Last night, a trip to the market and pizza. We wanted to play The Secret World, but the idiotic Mayan prophecy world event is still running, and it's the only MMO world event I've ever seen that actually makes it impossible for you to simply quest and play the game. We've hardly played for the last month because of this nonsense. But, tomorrow is – thank fuck – the last day. So, last night, we played more Rift, instead. Selwynn and Miisya are in the Kingdom of Pelladane and in Seratos, and have both reached Level 52. And I truly wish more gamers would think of MMOs as immersive storytelling and not as games. After Pelladane, we read more of The Cloud Atlas, which might almost be as good as the film, and then I finished reading Roland A. Gangloff's Dinosaurs Under the Aurora and began Susannah Clapp's A Card from Angela Carter. Then I read from the fifth (and last) Bloom County volume, 1987-1989. And then...no sleep. Sometime around dawn, we got about an inch of snow.

Now I'm going to try to brush my teeth without putting out my one good eye.

Neither Awake Nor Asleep,
Aunt Beast

Comments

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sovay
Jan. 6th, 2013 06:13 pm (UTC)
Every other story, beginning with the first, will have an illustration by Vince Locke. The cover is being painted by Lee Moyer, with whom it is a joy to be working again.

It sounds like it should be wonderful.

Photographic evidence proving you alive (with comics) is a good thing by me.
greygirlbeast
Jan. 6th, 2013 06:23 pm (UTC)

Photographic evidence proving you alive (with comics) is a good thing by me.

Well, mostly alive.
corucia
Jan. 6th, 2013 08:07 pm (UTC)

Nice lineup of stories - I'm looking forward to placing the order with SubPress. I'm also anticipating the arrival of 'Alabaster: Wolves'. I gave the business for that one to my local comic shop, although it cost me a few bucks more per copy.

Interesting that you've sandwiched your 'Best of' between Kelly Link and Oscar Wilde. A deliberate choice, or just how the shelving went?

This weekend's Daughter Classic: Koyaanisqatsi.
greygirlbeast
Jan. 6th, 2013 08:39 pm (UTC)

Interesting that you've sandwiched your 'Best of' between Kelly Link and Oscar Wilde. A deliberate choice, or just how the shelving went?

Just how it went.
corucia
Jan. 6th, 2013 09:04 pm (UTC)

I'm compelled to peruse bookshelves, wherever I go, whenever I see them. Bit of a bad habit maybe, but there it is.

Are you going to move on to the 'Outland' and 'Opus' collections? I haven't picked them up yet, and I'm somewhat undecided.
greygirlbeast
Jan. 6th, 2013 09:23 pm (UTC)

Are you going to move on to the 'Outland' and 'Opus' collections?

Yep. I have both.
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greygirlbeast
Jan. 6th, 2013 08:39 pm (UTC)

Also, please be careful whilst brushing your teeth.

The eye survived.
aarongp
Jan. 6th, 2013 09:41 pm (UTC)
Oh wow. To have "The Maltese Unicorn", "Steam Dancer", "As Red as Red", "Tidal Forces", "Random Notes..." in one collection is magnificent beyond words. I've just got up and you've already made my day.
subtlesttrap
Jan. 6th, 2013 11:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you for publishing the TOC!!! This is going to be an impressive collection. The inclusion of "One Tree Hill" and "Tall Bodies" was a nice surprise as I love these two stories. They posses a distinctly quiet voice. I feel like this collection is a very well rounded representation of your recent short fiction. You have phenomenal sci-fi with "Galapagos," "Slouching Towards the House of Glass Coffins," & "Hydraguros"; amazing weird tales like "Tidal Forces" and "Red As Red"; epic fantasy tales like "The Sea Troll's Daughter" and "The Ape's Wife." WOW.
captaincurt81
Jan. 7th, 2013 12:56 am (UTC)
I loved "The Ape's Wife." I'm looking forward to this collection. Let the pre-orders begin!
Marisa Sandlin
Jan. 7th, 2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
When Radio 4 Extra chose Clapp's "A Postcard for Angela Carter" as their Book of the Week last year (possibly during the winter, I think), it made quiet evenings listening to it being read an absolute pleasure. It's in my reading queue currently.
whiskeychick
Jan. 7th, 2013 05:36 pm (UTC)
Are you using LJ book to document or are you hand-transfering or what are you doing to make the switch to DW?

I just want to back up my entries (not even the comments or photos or anything complicated) and I can't get the blasted thing to work. Not finding other options other than manually backing up everything myself.
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