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23 February 2012 @ 10:54 am
Brief update  

Mostly catching up on post-VN stuff…

-The cover of the omnibus edition of Obsidian and Blood has now been released: remember the uber-cool Larry Rostant cover that graced the French edition? Well, now it can be in your living room, with the complete Acatl novels. We’re currently discussing what will go in the omnibus beyond the text of the three novels, but I expect there’ll be bonus extras.
Obsidian and Blood cover

-My Nebula Awards interview (from last year) by John Ottinger III, is now up at the SFWA website–I talk about cooking, diversity in genre, and my fave bools with fabulous settings. Thanks to the tireless Charles Tan for organising everything, and to John for the perceptive questions.

-I will be Guest of Honour at the British Science Fiction Foundation/British Science Fiction Association AGM/mini-convention, on June 9th in London, at the Royal Astronomical Society. The other GOH is astronomer Marek Kukula. I’m also likely to hang around in London for the weekend (basically, I want to avoid getting up early and returning late, so I’m looking into being there Sunday as well). More details as I have them.

(PS: as some of you on FB and Twitter know, I jammed my right hand in a steel-reinforced door. I’m currently typing with my left hand and an index finger, so I’m not exactly fast on my feet at the moment. It’s much better than it was Tuesday night though, and I don’t think anything is broken. But apologies if I owe you long mails or edits, I can’t handle those well at the moment)

Cross-posted from Aliette de Bodard

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Kari Sperringla_marquise_de_ on February 23rd, 2012 10:43 am (UTC)
Yay omnibus!
And I'm delighted to hear you're the BSFA GoH.
Take care.
Aliette de Bodardaliettedb on February 24th, 2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
He, thanks, Kari! It's all pretty exciting.
J. Kathleen Cheneyj_cheney on February 23rd, 2012 12:30 pm (UTC)
Very cool on being GOH!
Aliette de Bodardaliettedb on February 24th, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
He, thanks!
Gwendolyn Claregwendolynclare on February 23rd, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous cover art!
Aliette de Bodardaliettedb on February 24th, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you! The cover art is fantastic--Larry Rostant did a fabulous job of making it evocative.
it's a great life, if you don't weakenmatociquala on February 23rd, 2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
ow. and woo! in equal parts.
Aliette de Bodard: rescue rangersaliettedb on February 24th, 2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Fortunately, the "ow" part is solving itself (lots of bruises, but the fingers are basically fine and mostly unswollen. I wince a little when I type, but that's going away as well. Thank God).
marina_bonomimarina_bonomi on February 24th, 2012 02:23 pm (UTC)
Awesome is the word, magnificent!

Sorry to read of your accident, I hope you are well on the way to recovery.

(I'll message you about the Acatl novels).
Aliette de Bodardaliettedb on February 24th, 2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
He, thank you, Marina! I'm mostly recovered (a few bruises left that make typing a little annoying, but nothing serious. The H and I were worried I might have broken something the first night, but that turned out not to be the case).
And sure, looking forward to your message!
kara_gnomekara_gnome on February 24th, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
That is so cool about the GoH spot, wow! and the cover is fantastic :)

Ouch about your poor hand, it sounds awful.
Aliette de Bodard: dragonaliettedb on February 24th, 2012 05:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks! The GOH spot has me going "uh?" and worrying they'll realise what they're getting into :D Seriously though, I'm honoured they think so highly of me.
The hand was painful, but it's mostly gone now, bar a few bruises. I should be OK by Monday, I hope.
倩 / Zenqian on February 24th, 2012 10:51 pm (UTC)
Yay, GoH you! :D Let me know if you've got time to meet up in the weekend for a meal or something. I'll have just come back from Malaysia and will need good food to comfort me ...
Aliette de Bodard: rescue rangersaliettedb on February 25th, 2012 02:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
(and I would love to! Still have a lot of Chinese Malaysian dishes to try out :) Let me firm up plans for the weekend, and I'll email you)
倩 / Zenqian on February 26th, 2012 06:07 pm (UTC)
Cool! :D
Akaihyoakaihyo on February 25th, 2012 06:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, exciting! That cover is amazing.
Aliette de Bodardaliettedb on February 26th, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It's got me pretty excited as well.