Offered up mostly for that speck in the upper left, which is Jupiter.
Received a package from Germany today which was not full of marzipan and schnitzel, damn it, but was full of copies of Agent der Sterne, the German version of Agent to the Stars, complete with the now-standard Laser-Shooting Spacecraft Not Appearing in the Book. This is not me complaining, however, as Heyne, my publisher, seems to know what they’re doing; my books sell better in Germany than just about anywhere else outside the US, and if random laser spaceships are part of that equation, well, that’s fine by me.
In any event, thank you, German readers, for picking up the books. You guys are swell. Even if you do love laser spaceships more than is absolutely necessary.
It’s been a clarifying couple of days, it has.
Following up on my recent kvetch about lazy interviewers, Justine Larbalestier has a rather more useful piece up on how to interview an author. If you’re planning to do an interview of an author at any point in your life, ever, you might as well go check this out and follow its advice. The only point I quibble with is doing an interview via IM, and that’s a personal thing (done it; don’t like it) rather than something universal. Everything else is pretty on point.