Monthly Archives: November 2010

Hiromi Goto posting at Omnivoracious

Signal-boosting (ha) from Jeff VanderMeer’s blog.

Hiromi Goto is the author of The Kappa Child, a book my wife loved and recommended to me years ago.  Most recently, she has a new YA/adult-crossover-dark-fantasy titled Half World.  And right now she’s posting at Amazon’s Omnivoracious blog on some interesting topics:  dark fantasy and realism, romance (and lack thereof) in dark fantasy, and soon, how fantasy and horror work together.

I have to say, the cover of Half World is gorgeous.

halfworld cover

And I know the author / = / the text and we’re all postmodern and stuff, but Goto looks exactly the way I think I’d hoped she would look, if I ever thought to hope such a thing.

hiromi goto

And hey, she’s also Canadian.  Three points!

Friday drive-by

And somehow it’s been…a billion years since I last posted.  How did that happen?  I have no idea.

It’s NaNoWriMo.  I’m not doing it, but I know people who are.  Godspeed, friends.

I’m sort of in love with Roxane Gay’s blog.  She makes me laugh.  Roxane, if you need librarian backup, let me know.

Also pretty much in love with 750words.com.

Also amazed at how low-fi sci-fi movie projects are coming along these days.  Holy…cow.  I want these guys to film a book for me.

Also, Percival Everett has a house on Vancouver Island?  Since when?  How did I not know this?  Nobody tells me anything.

Also, Soapstone is ending its residency program.  Bummer.