A note on my blog

Dear blog,

The flu is back. My head is stuffed up, my throat is sore, and I am feeling altogether less than spiffy. It’s six o’clock on a Wednesday morning, and shortly I’m off to work, as usual. I feel just a little bit sorry for myself, as you can no doubt tell. Not that I have the real problems, just the runny nose ones.

Anyhow, I thought I’d tell you about this book I’m reading. I heard about it before it came out. I didn’t like the idea for it. I didn’t like the title. I didn’t even like the cover, when I saw it on Amazon.com. I did, however, like the editor of the book. Smart chap. So, I started to read it. Not regularly, front to back, like a regular person. It’s a collection of stories, so I can pop in where I like. And, guess what? Despite all of my pre-judgements (and sadly I do pre-judge, though I try not to), it’s good. I’ve read the eighth, the eleventh and the final stories in the book, and they’re all terrific. Just goes to show you, hmm? Be damned surprised if at least one of the stories didn’t make the year’s best, though this is a good year.
Hope your day is going better. Will try to post more often.



10 thoughts on “A note on my blog”

  1. Ah, but if I tells you, then I have to kills myselfs. Not so good. This way insulting description doesn’t offend anyone.

  2. Onyer, Jonathan. Hold your line, at least in print – gossip over pink drinks at parties is okay, though. :)

  3. Pretty much that’s my view. Of course, I know have to work out a way to point people to the antho so they’ll buy it, without actually telling them that it’s THIS one.

  4. Hmm, well I applaud your diplomacy.

    I sent you a snail mail letter with a description of So Fey, btw. Nothing SF in the book, but I do recommend a number of stories that I think you would appreciate the authors’ talents.

  5. Steve, isn’t it full of fantasy stories, though? I’m doing the best SF and fantasy of the year, not just SF. I was going to email you about it.

  6. Ahh, I forgot you handle fantasy too (I’ve been blinded by your wonderful SF titles). I can burden you with a copy… well, I can recommend the publisher send you one, if you want.

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