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  • Excellent news. Congratulations.

    August 08, 2005
  • Wow, Congratulations to you, Bob! When you say this will be out “soon”, do you mean like one week soon or within the month soon or tomorrow soon? Anyone who spots it should post here to let the rest of us know. I mean, you’re not obligated to, but…yeah. It would be cool.

    DOUBLE congrats on getting rjhowe up and running- it looks great. I always regretted not being around for fetish weather forecast.

    I poked around the site, and the audio is up from Hour of the Wolf ! Yaaaay! Thanks, Bill!

    Great news all around. I hope you are thrilled.

    August 08, 2005
  • Fantastic, and after looking around a bit, I have to offer super-congrats. I think I need to follow your trajectory, myself, only without such a long gap. What got you going again? Sometimes it’s hard not to be so damned down on the publishing industry.

    Chris

    August 08, 2005
  • Congratulations from this quarter as well!

    August 08, 2005
  • Thanks, Luke.

    August 08, 2005
  • Thanks, man. You know, I just wrote about this topic in ‘s blog.

    August 08, 2005
  • Hey, Laurie, thanks! Double thanks!

    I already have my contributor’s copies, and I know a few subscribers have already received the October issue, so I imagine it’s only a matter of days before it’s on the stands.

    And yes, YAAAAY Bill! Not only for the audio page, but for design and HTML ideas, as well.

    August 08, 2005
  • Why thank you, Mamadoiselle.

    August 08, 2005
  • And another long pat on the back from the west coast. I’ll be looking for it.

    August 08, 2005
  • Thank you for that link! Sometimes we just need to think about their process. However, much of my dismay centers around the multi-year-sitting-on-novels-while-stringing-authors-along thing. I suppose if what we submit to them is immediately recognizable as a best-seller, there’d be no sitting on it, but short of that, it’s tough to know what’s going on in book publishing.

    Chris

    August 08, 2005
  • Another reason to renew my subscription. You just never know.

    August 08, 2005
  • Belated congratulations. I will keep an eye out for when it shows up on newsstands.

    August 09, 2005
  • Big congrats on both counts. I will take this excuse to decamp from the office this afternoon and see if your Analog is available yet at Borders, and the web site looks great. My favorite picture is the Coast Guard file photo. You’re a fetus!

    August 10, 2005
  • The sincerest form of flattery

    Hey, the 8th of February Group sticks together!

    August 10, 2005
  • The dratted Union Square B&N still has September’s Analog, but only one copy. This would seem to indicate that when October’s appears the stack will vanish quickly!

    August 10, 2005
  • Re: The sincerest form of flattery

    For which some of us are eternally grateful.

    August 13, 2005
  • It’s disheartening, no question. But what else can you do? Not writing will definitely insure you won’t be published—I’ve tested that method empirically and found it wanting.

    August 13, 2005
  • Thanks Mark, I appreciate your support. (That sounds stilted, but I mean it sincerely.)

    August 13, 2005
  • Thank you, thank you. Of course I’ve already seen it on your dining room/book storage table. I appreciate it.

    August 13, 2005
  • Ha! Reserve judgment until you’ve read the story.

    August 13, 2005
  • Ha, thanks for making the pilgrimage.

    Yes, I was nineteen, going on twenty when that photograph was taken. I I’d have known then what I know now—well, I was dense, it probably wouldn’t have made an iota of difference.

    August 13, 2005
  • I’m amazed you saw anything in there. By now it’s probably buried under the books I bought last night.

    August 13, 2005
  • I know, I know—I would have had more gerbil sex too, but what’s past is past.

    August 14, 2005
  • Ah yes, Gerbil: the other other white meat. Around here we refer to them as happy meals on a string.

    August 17, 2005
  • Found your Analog this morning at the B&N at Third & 54th! I got the last copy.

    August 18, 2005
  • Aw, thanks, Bill. <Yup, I thought better of that comment.>

    August 19, 2005
  • You’re welcome! Of course, Laura has now stolen it from me….

    I’ve always had a theory that it’s best to be the last story in the magazine. First story is good too, because it no doubt gets the most eyeballs, but if I start skipping through a magazine in the middle, I always go to the last story because it always seems the editor wants to put something more substantial and satisfying there. So good on ya.

    (Interesting, seeing the magazine up close, that they’ve apparently put The War of the Worlds on the cover. Nice illustration, IMHO.)

    August 19, 2005
  • Well, thanks. I’d like to think that’s the rationale behind putting the story last. Of course I can already find flaws in the story—cold, hard print is so unforgiving. But I’m glad it’s out there, and that people are reading it (Laura included—will she be reading it aloud to Ella?).

    August 22, 2005
  • Of course that’s it. I’m always right.

    Found more copies last night at a big news agent’s on Broadway somewhere between Houston and 8th Street. (Things are a little fuzzy.) Tom picked up a copy but wants to have you to sign it and us mail it to him.

    (We’re not sure Ella is ready yet for a story about entropy. The notion that things tend toward disorder would probably be a little too disquieting for a dog of her age. When she’s a little older.)

    August 22, 2005
  • That was incredibly nice of you, and I was delighted to sign the magazine for Tom.

    I think it’s probably too late to shield Ella from the concept of entropy: dog is the Algonquin word for chaos.

    August 23, 2005
  • True, and we have already subtitled her “Agent of Chaos.” We walk past certain yards on the way to Astoria Park and nonchalant leaves frenzied barking in her wake.

    August 23, 2005

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