Allow me to take a moment in all this election dorkery to make mention a few things going on with, uh, me:
1. There’s a lovely review of The Android’s Dream over at Bookslut:
The Android’s Dream is a galloping caper that is very funny and very satisfying. Often caper books fall apart at the end, the plot flying apart from the stress of all of its complications. Thankfully, The Android’s Dream avoids ending with a whimper. Watching all of the plot threads wind back together into an integrated whole is delightful. By combining a tight ending with sympathetic characters and sharp, funny writing, The Android’s Dream delivers top-notch entertainment.
The reviewer’s one complaint about the book is that the main character is one of those hyper-competent guys that riddle SF, and I think that’s a fair cop. I tried to compensate for his hyper-competence basically by kicking the crap out of him over the course of the book. I’m not sure my character would appreciate this if he knew.
2. Got my royalty statement for Old Man’s War, and it came with a check. Yay! Christmas is saved! Shoes for everybody!
3. Reminder to all in and around the Columbus, Ohio area that I will be making an appearance at the Barnes & Noble at the Easton Town Center on Thursday at 7pm. For God’s sake, please come. There’s nothing more pathetic than an author doing a reading/signing for just the bookstore staff. Not that they’re not wonderful, fabulous people, mind you. Because they are.
Anyway, I promise to be entertaining. So come on down. And bring a friend. Heck, bring two. And if you can trick a busload of seniors into showing up, so much the better.
4. Oh, hey: When perusing the Barnes & Noble page for The Android’s Dream, I came across the Library Journal review of the book, which reads in part:
The author of Old Man’s War delivers a tongue-in-cheek sf adventure that delivers serious action and intrigue as well as clever comedic barbs aimed at diplomatic airs, sf cults, and other foibles of the modern era.
That it does, people. That it does. And sheep! But by now, you know that last part already.