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Oney, Steve. And the Dead Shall Rise: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank
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I will be at C2E2
on Saturday (April 26), doing a panel, All Things Fantastic
, and an autographing session
, both with Mary Robinette Kowal, C. Robert Cargill, Douglas Hulick, Steve, Bein, and Simon Green.
Guest post for Daniel Libris
Guest post for the Tor/Forge Blog
on rules vs. guidelines
Guest post for Speculative Book Review
about The Goblin Emperor and the Wars of the Roses
And guest post for No More Grumpy Bookseller
about The Goblin Emperor and Elizabeth I
I also did a live interview with Dungeon Crawlers Radio and a guest post for SF Signal, but neither site will talk to me at the moment.
FIRST, Happy Book Day to Felix Gilman
, whose book The Revolutions
also comes out today. I don't know Mr. Gilman personally, but I admire his writing. And The Revolutions
SECOND, Happy Book Day to me! To celebrate, my invaluable webtamer has put up the map of the Ethuveraz
THIRD, there's also a FAQ
. I'm sure that more questions will need to be added for The Goblin Emperor
, but I haven't been asked them yet.
FOURTH, John Scalzi graciously let me do a Big Idea post about fantasy and technology
FIFTH, for Forces of Geek, I did a post about inventing languages
SIXTH, for Tor-dot-com, I wrote a post about coming-of-age stories and quests
SEVENTH, I also did the Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe
for Tor-dot-com and can't remember if I posted the link or not.
EIGHTH and furthermore, there's a Q&A
up at Riffle.
NINTH, if you haven't had enough of me yet, there will be other guest blog posts cropping up as my gracious hosts' schedules permit. I will, of course, post links.
TENTH, not one atom of this post is an April Fool's joke.ETA
: ELEVENTH, Tor-dot-com's That Was Awesome
feature, in which I explain why you should be reading Scott Lynch
So, things are gearing up for the official street date of The Goblin Emperor
, which is tomorrow.
I have a guest blog post at Tor-Dot-Com: The Emperor and the Scullery Boy
has a review
of the book, and also, I did a Q&A
; and there's a very in-depth review
from the Jaded Consumer (beware spoilers).
I am also doing a slew of guest posts for other blogs; I will provide links as they happen.
And it seems like a good time to link to my Buy, Read, Talk
post: what readers can do to help an author's career. (Again, that's not just my
career, although that's obviously where my vested self-interest lies.)
Five of the six promised books are on their way to (or possibly have already arrived in) California, Oregon, Washington, and Estonia. (Also, the book from the Con or Bust auction went to Scotland. I love it when my books are world travelers!)
Zafar, if you are reading this, I owe you a book! Please email me at semonette (at) gmail (dot) com so we can work out the details.
First, THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE
who suggested a name. You are all awesome, and I love all your suggestions
In fact, not only was I not able to choose ONE correct name and ONE favorite, I couldn't even manage to choose TWO.
The sock elephant's name is Eleftheria Ada Lavanda Snodgrass
, and her nickname is Elsu
was suggested by Zafar (who does not have an LJ account), and I combined it with Ada Lavanda
, because (a) I loved both names and (b) she just seems to need a ridiculously long dactylic name. On the other hand, you can't call somebody Eleftheria Ada Lavanda Snodgrass all the time. The nickname Elsu
was suggested by nipernaadiagain
My three favorite names, in no particular order, are:
3. Madame Socky-Trunk
SO. Zafar, aerinha
, and neko_san
, you have each won a copy of The Goblin Emperor
! Email me at semonette (at) gmail (dot) com. Put "sock elephant" in the subject line so I know what it's about. Then tell me:
1. Name and shipping address. (I will ship anywhere in the world, no need to worry.)
2. Do you want the book personalized? (If you don't, no harm, no foul.)
3. IF YOU DO, to whom? (If there's a particular version of your name that makes you happier, please
Once I have your information, I will send your book to you as quickly as I can.
Again, thank you to the winners, and thank you to everyone who made a suggestion. You have all brightened my life considerably, and I appreciate it.
Eleftheria Ada Lavanda Snodgrass thanks you, too.
My author copies of The Goblin Emperor
have arrived. (Please add exclamation points to taste. I don't think LiveJournal's character limits will let me put enough in.)
That means that the contest to name my sock elephant
is coming to a close. I'm going to let it run through the weekend, so that if somebody has been dithering about putting in a suggestion, they don't get the rug yanked out from under them. (Also, so that there's a fighting chance no one will only HEAR about the contest when it ends.)
Please spread the word widely! All suggestions are welcome, and remember you can make more than one entry!