No, I get excited about this.

You can never get enough good news. I just sold another anthology, and I’m really excited about this one. It’s an original young adult science fiction anthology, tentatively titled The Starry Rift: Tales of New Tomorrows, and it’s due out in hardcover in mid-2006 from Viking Children’s. There are several great things about this project. First, it’s a cool idea. I’ll post more here about it shortly, but I just really like this book. Second, it should look terrific when it’s published (Viking’s The Green Man and The Faery Reel are just lovely books). The best thing though, is that I am going to be working with the altogether amazing and wondrously talented Sharyn, which is a very good thing. I am happy.


You get excited about that?

This afternoon I received my Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) from the US Internal Revenue Service, which almost got me excited. I first found out I needed one of these things when I was negotiating to do Best Short Novels: 2004 with the SF Book Club, and it’s taken till now to get one! I can now finish up that project, complete payments etc, and am set for future projects on a much smoother basis. I did wonder what took so long, though, and then I looked closely at the envelope. It appears that the IRS sent the envelope to Austria, which is helpful.