So, here I am in St Louis and if you saw yesterday’s blog post you might have noticed there are no St Louis dates on the tour.
Thanks to Left Bank Books, there’ll be an event in the Central West End called BookFest St. Louis. There will be lots of writers there, and the vast majority of panels and whatnot are free! (I think there are, like, two exceptions.)
There’s going to be a Science Fiction panel at 5pm on Saturday, September 23, with Charlie Jane Anders, Annalee Newitz, Mark Tiedemann….and me!
If you are in St Louis this weekend, come to BookFest! Left Bank Books is a lovely store with a very nice SF section and worth visiting on its own, but just look at all the folks who are going to be here! Do come to the CWE this weekend if you can!
Mirrored from Ann Leckie.
Adventurer! Our fellowship of Necropoli Centauri Voyagers returns with the brand-new Bundle of Lamentations +2, our second offer featuring the weird-fantasy tabletop roleplaying game Lamentations of the Flame Princess. With a heavy-metal attitude and explicit non-work-safe illustrations, LotFP presents a horrific, ultra-violent twist on fantasy gaming. But for fearless gamers who are over 18 and have strong stomachs, the Lamentations line presents some of the hobby's most imaginative work from leading designers. This new LotFP collection (following last July's first spectacular offer, our top seller of 2016) includes .PDF ebooks of many recent award-winners like Broodmother Skyfortress, Blood in the Chocolate, and the amazing Veins in the Earth.
For just US$14.95 you get all eight titles in our Weird Starter Collection (retail value $62.50) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
So, starting next week I’ll be traveling! And here’s where I’ll be:
Tuesday September 26
Wednesday September 27
Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego, CA at 7:30 PM
5943 Balboa Ave. Suite #100
San Diego, CA 92111
Thursday September 28
Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA at 7 PM
1520 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Friday September 29
Borderlands Books, San Francisco, CA at 6 PM
866 Valencia St.
San Francisco CA 94110
Saturday September 30
Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, CO at 7 PM
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Denver CO 80206
Sunday October 1
BookPeople, Austin TX at 5pm
603 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
Monday October 2
Uncle Hugo’s, Minneapolis MN at 4pm.
2864 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Tuesday October 3
A Room of One’s Own, Madison WI at 6pm
315 W. Gorham St.
Madison, WI 53703
Wednesday October 4
Joseph-Beth, Lexington KY at 7pm
161 Lexington Green Circle
Lexington, KY 40503
Thursday October 5
Pandemonium Books and Games at 7pm
4 Pleasant Street
Cambridge MA 02139
Saturday October 7
Autographing at 4:00 (Autographing Table 24)
The New Classics of SF (With N.K. Jemisin) in 1A18 at 5:15
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone! Come say hi if you can!
Mirrored from Ann Leckie.
Hey, Provenance is officially out and for sale less than two weeks from now! I don’t know about you, but I’m excited!
And I’m starting to get folks asking me how they can buy the book in a way that will be of most benefit to me. And just like last time, when Ancillary Mercy came out, the answer is “whatever way works best for you.” Seriously. It’s all good, as far as I’m concerned.
I’ll be posting details of my various tour stops soon–I’m looking forward to seeing everyone!
Mirrored from Ann Leckie.
05-24-2017, In which I pick a fight with my own brain
It’s all Steven Be’s fault. Really. I went in to try several different types of interchangeable needles, so that I can tell my girlfriend what to buy me for my birthday. They were terribly, terribly nice, and let me try things with some waste yarn. So, after, I looked around for something to buy, and saw this lovely gold/smoke/purple ombre lace weight mohair silk blend. I’ve never worked with mohair. “How hard can it be?” thought I. So, seriously, I don’t know why I bother thinking. Not only does it not help, but encourages me to do stupid things.Mohair. It’s a lotta damn trouble. Ok, you experienced, skilled knitters, I’m sure it’s not trouble for _you_. Me? It’s trouble. Also, although moss stitch is about as easy as you can get, bar garter, I still had to frog three times to get properly started. I mean, seriously, brain, what is your point? You don’t keep me out of trouble, and then you create needless errors just so I can’t start a project clean. It’s all very well to look wise and say, “It’s my process,” but that’s for the rubes. In point of fact, it’s stupid and annoying and I wish you’d just cut it out.
On the other hand, it did turn out really pretty. It is also quite warm. Mohair and silk.
I think I'm keeping this, but if it really really speaks to you, I could probably be persuaded to part with it. I kind of have a sufficiency of shawls, just at the moment.
Looking at the picture it is apparent that "no dye lot" isn't always true. This is actually less noticeable in real life, however. And, bafflingly, the color is called "Pagoda." This is all acrylic, Caron Simply Soft, which is a very, very nice yarn to the touch. Available on the usual terms.
I do really love the spine on this one:
And, you understand, once again with the incredibly goofy smile. Sigh.
I promise, you will not look as fat as I do in this shawl. That fat, it's all me.