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  • Yay! Congratulations, Bob!

    September 16, 2006
  • Never mind “Yay Bob,” that’s a great story in the October/November Asimov’s—not least because a piece that leads with a kitten in the freezer is a hard sell for me. You rock, as the kids say. (But thank you for the kind words.)

    September 16, 2006
  • Why, thank you. Someday I’ll tell you the true story behind that one. It’s even more heartbreaking.

    Funny, I’ve been warning my friends away from “Foster” because it’s horror, and it’s harsh. So it’s a pleasant surprise when people enjoy it anyway. 🙂

    And I’m still really pleased for your reprint! So there.

    September 16, 2006
  • ***Wild applause***
    CONGRATULATIONS, BOB!!

    It will be great to have Miscarriage in bound, printed form rather than stapled together from my crappy office printouts! Yaaaay!

    It’s a truly wonderful story, for a couple of reasons. I’m so glad it has found yet another home.

    September 17, 2006
  • Great job!

    September 17, 2006
  • Hey, that’s great. And I’ll get that Asimov’s as well.

    September 17, 2006
  • Congrats from me too!

    September 17, 2006
  • Ah, thank you. There’s nothing like the defiant “congratulations, dammit!” Heh. Heh.

    September 19, 2006
  • Well, Laurie, you’re still going to have to rely on printouts or a PDA—Aeon is an e-magazine. But if you’re that fond of the story, I’ll typeset a copy for you myself. A chapbook with an issue of one.

    September 19, 2006
  • Dank u!

    September 19, 2006
  • Thanks! Let me tell you, “Foster” is one dark story.

    September 19, 2006
  • Thanks, Luke. I guess you’re neighbors with Marti and Bridget. Cool neighbors.

    September 19, 2006
  • Well, Laurie, you’re still going to have to rely on printouts or a PDA—Aeon is an e-magazine

    Balls.
    I AM that fond of the story, but worry none, for I have an entire office full of materials and even more time on my hands. Perhaps I shall publish my own limited edition chapbook- how do you feel about big breasted girl for the cover art?

    September 20, 2006
  • I’m hugely pleased that you feel so strongly about it. And about your cover idea? Congratulations! You are now the Art Director of Echo Pond Publishing. (We’ll talk about your salary later, but you can plan on never having to buy your own alcoholic beverages or bar snacks again.)

    September 21, 2006
  • Fantastic! (he, a slow LJ reader, says) The Salon pub was great, but now it’ll appear in a more-readable format with a targeted fiction audience – double great!

    This means you’re fulfilling “Gunn’s Law”: Sell it twice.

    September 22, 2006
  • Hey, thanks, Chris. I’m pretty pleased with the Aeon sale for the audience, the slick format and the impressive lineup of writers they publish.

    By the way, is that you and Jim Gunn visiting a donut museum?

    September 25, 2006
  • Yeah; in fact, the donut on the left by Jim is known around the galaxy as “John W. Campbell’s Brass Helical Donut,” and the one on the right is known in Kew’s Forest as “Sturgeon’s Donut of Insight and Love.”

    September 25, 2006
  • Ha! That’s some museum. I was going over Jim’s career for the work article: he’s accomplished enough for a couple of lifetimes. Our academic connection couldn’t say enough kind things about him. I’ll send you a handful of copies when the print edition is out.

    September 26, 2006
  • Great!

    By the way, if you want photos of Jim and the Awards, I gots photos.

    September 26, 2006

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