You know, twice in the last week Michael Z Williamson has sent me stuff to use to promote his latest book Better to Beg Forgiveness in the “Big Idea” feature over at Ficlets, and twice I’ve apparently seem to have lost that information out of my e-mail queue. Which leads me to two conclusions:
1. What the hell? Do I have MZW-loving gremlins who steal his e-mail the moment it arrives? Can they not bear the thought of me being in possession of a note from him? Are they jealous of my correspondence? Is it just a MZW thing, or would they do the same thing if it were John Ringo or David Drake? This is the sort of thing that could keep me up nights.
2. Given that MZW has made two good faith attempts to provide me material and I’ve twice managed to lose it, I now unilaterally escalate him and his book into the realm of complete and blatant pimpery, just in time for Christmas. Do not pass GO, do not collect $200, but if you enjoy fast-moving, action-packed military science fiction — or are doing last minute Christmas shopping for someone who does — do check out this book. It will make you/them happy, and then Christmas will be saved! By space-traveling mercenaries with really big guns. Which is how Christmas should always be saved, if you ask me.
Now, having provided MZW with a big, fat and well-deserved pimp, I hereby declare this an open pimp thread, in which all and sundry are encouraged to pimp their work and the work of others they admire, with an eye toward assisting other folks in their last-minute panic-induced shopping sprees this weekend. That’s right: Pimp what’s out there in the stores — your favorite books, CDs, games and DVDs for the year, or indeed anything else that caught your eye in 2007, that’s generally available to buy.
Oh, and authors: If you’re not pimping yourself in this thread, you’re doing it wrong.
(note: Comments with more than three links are likely to get punted into the moderating queue temporarily. Don’t worry, I’ll release them presently.)