Monthly Archives: December 2014
We were close for a while, but we did finally get things in order for a puppy from a local no-kill shelter. Her story is true shelter dog: She was found as a stray and was infected with demodectic mange. Most shelters would not have kept her long enough to heal her. Fortunately, this sweet pup was at a no kill shelter where she received treatment and is quite nearly completely healed from a common ailment that is noncommunicable and easily treated. Every city should strive to be a no kill city. This dog adopted means another dog can be saved by the organization.
We have a shoe-requirements for all visitors at the house, for a while, naturally. Keep your shoes on. There is a puppy here who is still learning. Watch your step while we are training her!
Appearing at stores, then, a little earlier than planned, and the eBook coming out on the 17th, and hopefully spreading out all over, my new novel, Straggletaggle, is here.
Inspired by anime, other steampunk novels, and the horror of corpocracy, a sheen of genre rides over the top of my great fears, and I hope it is enjoyable and inspires others to create and to fight against the forces of unchecked organization.
I have been working on a year’s best list and it isnt done.
Overlooked books of the year, though:
Spider in a Tree by Susan Stinson is absolutely beautiful and it hasn’t been mentioned enough around about town.
Revolutions by Felix Gilman is another reminder why he is some kind of monster, here to reshape and invent the literary duology. If duologies ever truly become a “thing” it will be because Gilman keeps writing such fantastic duologies and people will point and say, “That is how they should be done! See! Like that!”. Each book is distinct, yet clearly related. Each world seen twice, is seen fully and left for other worlds.
Elysium by Jenn Brissett is out from a small press and could easily be overlooked. Please, don’t. It is fabulous, and makes me feel like I am not alone in genre with my fractured and fragmented impulses. People who like my books will love Jenn’s.
No links, yet, but you know how to find books in stores, right?