Some nice news from other continents: We’ve sold Old Man’s War and The Ghost Brigades in Germany, to Heyne, who also publishes Robert Charles Wilson, Charlie Stross, George RR Martin, but sadly not Ken MacLeod, thus depriving Heyne of a clean sweep of this year’s Hugo nominees. Drat the luck. In any event, nice to see that OMW and TGB are getting out into the world.
I am reminded that I took German for seven years in high school and college and so far as I know never learned to read or speak a whit of it. I got through high school German because my German teacher wanted me to date her daughter (both her daughter and I felt differently about it, although we were good friends) and I can’t quite remember how it was I passed the language in college. I do believe it was on the philosophy that “D is for Diploma.” Nevertheless, I’m tremendously excited about the prospect of my writing in the language. Hopefully my books will do better in German than I did.