Or as Dave Alvin says in “Everett Reuss”:
Well I hate your crowded cities, with your sad and hopeless mobs
And I hate your grand cathedrals, where you try to trap God.
‘Cause I know God is here in the canyons, with the rattlesnakes and the pinon pines…
This strip just makes me miss Pete Seeger more.
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Big congrats to Cory Doctorow and Guy Gavriel Kay for their Copper Cylinder Awards from the Sunburst Awards Society.
I’m happy to say that Drink Down the Moon is now available in its Triskell Press ebook format, complete with a new afterword. You can get it here for a Kindle:
You can also get a free Kindle app for phones and other devices at the same link.
All the other formats are available here:
Next up: the third Wildlings book, Out of This World, will be available soon and the next Triskell Press ebook will be The Little Country but we haven’t got a release date for it yet.
RIP Graham Joyce. A great man, a brilliant writer. My condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed so much.
To understand a little bit of what a wonderful man he was, read this:
If you’re just getting started as a short story writer in the Toronto area, my pal Doug Smith is teaching what looks to be a useful marketing course. Details here: http://www.smithwriter.com/UofT_course_registration_open
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It never ceases to amaze me how much really great old music—how many great old books, films, and the like—are out there that I’ve never heard of before. Case in point is this brilliant musician Papa Lemon. The music’s around a half a century old but still new to me. I love this album from start to finish and really enjoy the spoken bits where he talks about his life back when. They remind me of some of the stories told on a Mance Libscomb album I have (who’s another of my favourite blues artists).
A little notice to writers who live close to Ottawa: my friend Julie Czerneda is giving a workshop to benefit CAN-CON: The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature and ChiSeries Ottawa. Since Julie’s both a great editor and writer, you’ll be in good hands with her. Details here: http://ottawaspecficworkshops.ticketleap.com/destroy-story-gremlins
This probably more relevant to my friends in the Faerie community, but it’s still worth a general head’s up. I don’t know what Robert’s writing is like but I love the personality of his Gandersnitch character that I’ve met at various Faerie gathering, so I’m guessing the book will be irreverant and fun.