Tremendous thanks to those of you who attended my "The Hunger Games and the Science Fiction Tradition" online lecture yesterday, and thanks to Tony C. Smith of StarShipSofa for inviting me to do it. I had a fantastic time, and I appreciate the terrific audience!
Neil Gaiman has joined the Unchained Tour, and I have tickets! I really look forward to seeing this.
I have a few quick items of personal news:
- The forthcoming 2013 collection Lois McMaster Bujold: Essays on a Modern Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy (which includes my essay "From Both Sides Now: Lois McMaster Bujold and the Fan Fiction Phenomenon") now has a cover.
- Emilie Flygare-Carlen's haunting Gothic classic The Magic Goblet: A Swedish Tale, which I edited for Valancourt Books, is now available for Kindle readers.
- My essay "Are Americans Vikings or Indians?: What Dueling Origin Myths from the 19th Century Tell Us about Ourselves" will appear in the next issue of Reason Magazine.
Happy belated birthday to marthawells, and happy early birthday wishes to aragornlover, alii_s, beatonna, and agameofthree. May all of you enjoy many happy returns of the day!
Departing summer hath assumed
An aspect tenderly illumed,
The gentlest look of spring;
That calls from yonder leafy shade
Unfaded, yet prepared to fade,
A timely carolling.
- William Wordsworth, "September"