This is the way it would be, if I could make it this way. This morning I woke a little early, checked the overnight cricket scores, and then decided to get some clerical work done. I’ve had some issues relating to The Starry Rift weighing on me for quite some time, but I got news in the morning email that the main problem had finally been overcome, so I dove into writing letters, drawing up cheques, addressing envelopes and so on. Then the girls got up and, because they were expecting a friend over for a playdate, I decided to bake them some fresh blueberry muffins. By the time they were out of the oven, I’d dealt with the morning email, then jumped into the shower. After that, into the car and down to sunny Mt Lawley. It’s a lovely fresh morning so, after mailing off the various Starry Rift documents, I decided to sit down with the laptop at a local cafe, get a little work done, and then head home. If I didn’t have a day job, this is how every day would be. In fact, if I can arrange it, it’s how I intend to spend a good part of my long service leave next year. For the moment though, I have some long overdue flap copy to finish, an editor bio to write and a few other things. It’s a nice way to spend the morning.
Gary K. Wolfe reviewed The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 1 in the March issue of Locus. I was delighted with the long review and now, thanks to Gary and CHARLES, I’m able to post it here. Because it’s long, I’ve placed it on it’s own page. And, if you don’t already, consider subscribing to Locus. I know I’m biassed, but I think it’s a terrific magazine.