Daily Archives: August 17, 2008

On The List for Things What Don’t Suck

At this very second, The Last Colony being #3 on the Amazon SF list, behind Fahrenheit 451 and The Road. Stupid Pulitzer Prize winners, always in my way. Hate that. Zoe’s Tale is at #11, which is also up there on the list of Not Sucking. Thank you, folks.

Also what don’t suck: ArmadilloCon, which wrapped for me about an hour ago with a really fun reading. I’m spending a few moments catching my breath before we head out to the end-of-con dinner. I’ll make a full report once I get back home, but for now suffice to say these folks have taken care of me really well, and I’ve had a marvelous time. It’s high on my list of conventions to recommend.

Hope your weekend’s going well too.

Disassociated

One thing I notice when I travel quite a bit, as I have recently, is that I become pretty much disassociated from what’s going on in the world. I’m aware of Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt, courtesy of the bar TV last night, but other than that I have very little clue as to what’s going on in the world at the moment, and I’ve really been out of the loop since before Denvention.

This is not, I think, the worst thing ever; the world seems to be getting along without me, and in the mean time, I did write a novella and have been getting other things done. Still, I’d hate to look at the news and see that, oh, say, Russia has invaded a former Soviet republic or something like that. Because that would make me feel out of touch. Fortunately the odds of something like that happening are pretty slim.

On the schedule today: A panel about movies, a signing and a reading. And then, I am led to understand, the consumption of massive quantities of Texas BBQ. Go, disassociation!