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Daily Archives: June 22, 2009
Perusing over to my acknowledgments page, one might notice that I mention Vancouver, BC quite highly. I was working as a dog-sitter for relatives and writing my ass off one summer, when I was waiting for galleys and contracts. A large and arduous part of my first novel was the years spent in limbo waiting for Discoveries to finally, actually, DO IT! JUST DO IT! ARGH! And, alas, the imprint folded not long after finally doing it.
Anyhow, WHITE DWARF!
I read like a fiend, whilst dogsitting. I bought numerous books from White Dwarf, happily and cheerfully. My favorite discovered gem was an early cyberpunk classic by John Shirley, City Come A’Walkin, that was otherwise unavailable and out of print.
Anyhow, I’m pleased to see Google Alerts send me news that this fine shop of all things SF/F is carrying my title.
I have fond memories of that little shop, and their fine staff, and I am very happy to see that my humble book has entered their shelves.
With the invasive rat invasion across the islands of the world, destroying all those native species, I have to wonder what will happen in a few thousand years.
Rats, man, have taken over paradise. Give it a few hundred years, even, and different islands and rats will diverge into a wide variety of species, large and small, bitter and kind, and all sorts of things in between.
The wallaby rats of Bongaloosa… The elephant rats of Easter Island… The flying Komodo rats… The amphibious rats of Yap…
Rats, man. Give it a few hundred years.