Couple of updates
Just back from Boston, and a few things to mention. I had a terrific time at Readercon, as ever, and while I was there my Washington Post review of Max Barry’s Lexicon was published. Having been on the jury for the Shirley Jackson Awards this year, I was glad to be able to attend the ceremony where the winners were announced. (Though all of the shortlisted works are terrific and worth reading, of course.)
I was also lucky enough to stay with David Shaw and his family after Readercon: David is the author of the wonderful BelmBlog, about his adventures in the wilder shores of cooking. In return for my supplying him with bad-pun titles for his blogposts, I was able to sample some of his marvellous cuisine – particularly the eight-different-versions-of-chocolate combo linked in the last post. If you’re at all interested in cooking, I strongly recommend his blog – even if you’re not at the liquid-nitrogen-in-the-kitchen stage of things.
Finally, since the news is now on Amazon, I suppose I can mention that Gollancz is reviving its Fantasy Masterworks series from October, with launch titles such as John Crowley’s Ægypt. I’m putting the cover up here partly because it’s very striking, partly because the book is one of my favorites, and partly because I was delighted to be able to write an introduction for it. Very much looking forward to holding the book in my hands.