(Sorry for the proliferation of hangovers this week, but I’m busy, busy, busy. I do plan a reading update and some other things for the weekend… she said, noncommittally.)
- Two posts in one week: Welcome to the apocalypse. Christopher announces his big Wild Cards news. UDPATE: Make that THREE posts; he’s just put up a PDF of the first halfish of his new story "Another Word for Map is Faith," which will be in the August issue of F&SF.
- Meanwhile, the lovely and stylish Erin Keane is having what looks to be an utterly fab release party tonight for her new poetry chapbook The One-Hit Wonders. I am so, so sad that we are lame and can’t go out on school nights to Louisville. If you live there, or close by, get thee to this party. And bring a mix tape/CD.
- There’s a brand new Temeraire (the Dragon) short story up on Naomi Novik’s web site, "Feast or Famine," set between His Majesty’s Dragon and Throne of Jade. Subscribe to the Temeraire newsletter while you’re there. Novik also confirmed on her blog that she’s just reached a deal with Del Ray for three more books, to come at the rate of one per year (what no one per month, indefinitely? wah! but sane…).
- Daniel Handler knows the pain of having a more famous alter ego/pseudonym. (Via Bookninja.)
- Transhumanists in Slate.