Well, Marianne and I rushed the kids out the door this morning, and headed into the city. She’s off getting her ‘colors done’, whatever that entails, while I’m sitting at an outdoor cafe, not getting much done. I did do a little shopping, though, and scored my own first sighting of The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, right here in Perth. Woot! Itch scratched. Over it now. On to the next book.Â I’m still reading, and enjoying The Coyote Road. It’s prompting a lot of thoughs about anthologies, though. About structure, about theme, about how you manage them. Before I overstate it: editing anthologies isn’t rocket science.Â To do it really well, though, you need to work on developing the finer points. I’m proud of all of the books I’ve done, but I’d like to think the next ones I do will be better than the ones I’ve already done. Without that, I’m not learning much from the process.
What else? Watched the series closer for Life on Mars? last night. I’m really not sure about it at all. I won’t go into details because I know there are a lot of people who’ve still not seen it, but I’m not entirely convinced. I will watch Ashes to Ashes, though.