Sharon Lee and Steve Miller are going to serialize a post-_I Dare_ Liaden novel. This makes me bouncy-happy — finally, we’ll find out what Theo’s problem is! — and yet there is trepidation: can I survive a Liaden novel that I can’t slurp up all at once? In other news, my copy of Allies should arrive soon. Mmmm, more post-_I Dare_ goodness.
… that link should get you to some info about the chapbook, at least until they redo the catalog again. Korval.com is one of those sites I desperately wish I could get my hands on.
I read Carnival at lunch this week. On Wednesday I was sitting in a back corner at Potato Shack, and another diner approached me… slowly… tilting her head sideways so she could read the spine. “Who’s that by?” she asked, squinting. I let her check it out for a minute, and then she wandered back to her own book, having made note of title and author.
Five minutes later I got to the opening of chapter 19: “Lesa woke cold–”
…there’s more to that sentence, but I missed it at first because I laughed out loud. Somewhat louder, in fact, than was seemly in such a small restaurant. So who knows, maybe I scared off my fellow lunchtime reader.
(Yes, this book does involve dragons. But not in that way.)
I realized this week that I’ve run through most of Georgette Heyer’s Regencies. I still have quite a few of her books to go, but they’re mostly the mysteries and historicals from other time periods. I’ll have to dole out the remaining Regencies more carefully. Most recently I finished Beauvallet, which was quite entertaining, but didn’t have nearly enough piracy for a book about a pirate. Many, many books could be improved if they simply included MORE PIRATES. Beauvallet is no exception. Come to think of it, neither is Carnival, which did tease me with a brief mention of pirates.
Not sure what’s up next. Possibly Lisa Klein’s Ophelia, because I intend to Do Something with the character at some point and I like to be aware of what else is out there. At least until I start writing it in earnest, at which point I’ll shut everything else out. On the other hand, I’ve put down a few books without finishing them, and it’d be nice to be done with a few of those. My World Fantasy haul beckons, too.
Or I could, y’know, write something. But that would just be silly.
Chris Meadows says
I think you might be interested in the article that I wrote about the “Storyteller’s Bowl” publishing model that Lee and Miller (among others) are using for that book.
When I wrote it, I probably should have given more emphasis to the fact that Lee and Miller have committed to a weekly (barring travel) schedule—which is the first storyteller’d book that I am aware of that promises such frequent updates. Once a week? That’s basically webcomic territory. So Lee and Miller are doing a paid webcomic that just happens to be in words instead of pictures.
(Incidentally, Lee and Miller, and also Diane Duane who is using the same model for The Big Meow, are going to be on the Internet talk radio broadcast I’m doing this Saturday afternoon to discuss that publishing model—assuming something doesn’t come up to prevent them from making it, anyway. Feel free to call in and participate in the discussion!)
Thanks. I follow both their LiveJournals, and I was on sff.net when Storyteller’s Bowl got started, so I’m aware of what’s going on. I’ll probably be tuning in Saturday, too.
I don’t think many of my blog readers are big Lee & Miller fans, alas. (Clearly I have not been doing my job here!) But I’m passing word along to the other fans I know — some of whom are inexplicably not on the InfoDump mailing list — as things develop.