And not in a good way. Here’s the story:
Oh, and that street in the photo? I lived on that street in college.
Saturday night, the rain and the wind came down, and just as we were settling down to sleep, the sirens went off. We did something we rarely, if ever, do, and actually grabbed our son and hit the basement. Nothing happened but some flooding and some games of Othello on the iPhone. So we all went back to bed.
Then it all happened again.
As it is pretty well known by now that CL Anderson and Sarah Zettel are one and the same, I figure I can announce this here.
I’ve been nominated for the Sidewise Award for Alternate History for my story “The Persistence of Souls,” which appears in the Book View Press Anthology, THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY: Tales of the Steam Age Vol. I
Here’s the official announcement from BVC:
Book View Cafe author Sarah Zettel has been nominated for this year’s Sidewise Award for Alternate History for her story “The Persistence of Souls,” published in the exclusive Book View Press collection THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY: Tales of the Steam Age Vol. I .
THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY is a unique, original anthology, created and published exlcusively by the author-members of Book View Cafe.
A collection of stories set on alternative earth, a place powered by steam and magic, THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY takes place in a world of dreamers, experimenters and engineers, soulless humans and ensouled machines was born of most unlikely parents: four poets who gathered one cold summer on the shores of Lake Geneva in 1816. All-new and never-before-seen, these stories explore the unfolding consequences of that gathering — and how it changed everything we thought we knew about science and ourselves.
I love animation. I especially love animation by people who know how to work with all its possibilities and absurdities.
I’d heard that a project was afoot for an animated movie based on The Book of Kells, one of the worlds most beautiful illuminated manuscripts, and I was really looking forward to it. I expected to be impressed, maybe even amazed if I was lucky.
I did not expect to be so utterly charmed.
Completed a full draft of A TASTE FOR THE NIGHTLIFE, the first of the Vampire Chef novels, which will be coming out from Penguin Books next summer under the name of Sarah Zettel.
Twenty days early! Go me!
Marty Greenberg, head of Tekno Books last week had to undergo surgery to correct internal bleeding. The operation was successful but has left Marty physically very weak, and he has been in Intensive Care.
He will be working from the hospital and home for some time until he regains his physical strength.
Mentally, as sharp as ever, he cannot wait to get back into the office, and is in touch with the people daily. Marty asked that his heartfelt thanks for all of good wishes and support for his speedy recovery be passed along.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Tekno Books on a number of projects, including the upcoming Vampire Chef books (by my alter-ego Sarah Zettel), and I certainly add my best wishes for a complete and rapid recovery.