I’ve known Martin Livings for years, certainly ten or more, and for most of those years, he has been working, honing his craft, striving to become a better and better writer.
Yesterday he got some wonderful news. Lothian Books (who are now owned by Time/Warner) have just bought his first novel, Carnies. It’s a horror/dark fantasy novel, and I couldn’t be happier for him. Now, that just leaves Keira…
I remember loving C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe when I was eight or nine years old. The remaining Narnia books never really impressed me, but I did struggle all the way to the end of The Last Battle. As I think I’ve mentioned here, I wasn’t all that impressed with Andrew Adamson’s rather turgid movie adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but it’s done well financially. Now comes word that Adamson is set to start production on a second Narnia movie, Prince Caspian, some time later this year. Can’t say I’m holding my breath though.
This is the beta of the new blog. I’m making a lot of changes, as I learn how to use Word Press, and such, so please forgive any missteps. I’ll be setting up an LJ feed soon, and so on. In the interim, thanks for your patience.
Bruce Sterling has a new book coming out, a collection of stories called Visionary in Residence. It’s to be published by Thunder’s Mouth Press , and features most of his post-A Good Old Fashioned Future short fiction. I think Bruce is, and has for two decades, been one of the most interesting science fiction writers working in the field. I have a feeling that this is one of the books we most likely will, and should, be talking about this year. In case you’re interested, the table of contents for the book is:
I. Science Fiction
In ParadiseII. Fiction About Science
LuciferaseIII. Fiction for Scientists
Homo Sapiens Declared Extinct
Message Found In a BottleIV. Architecture Fiction
The GrowthingV. Design Fiction
User-CentricVI. Mainstream Fiction
CodeVII. Cyberpunk Meets Ribofunk
The Scab’s Progress (with Paul Di Filippo)
Junk DNA (with Rudy Rucker)VIII. The Past is a Future That Already Happened
The Necropolis of Thebes
The Blemmye’s Stratagem
Bruce Sterling has done a State of the World: 2006 over at the well. If you haven’t seen it already, it’s worth checking out.