Before I head off to Worldcon 2006, three bits of news:
1. There’s a profile/interview with me in Publisher’s Weely about The Last Days. The interesting thing is, it ran in the Religion Bookline section.
Basically, reporter (and religious scholar) Donna Freitas and I sat down for lunch the other day, and talked about apocalypses. See what you think.
2. Peeps has been short-listed for the Queensland Premier’s Award for best YA novel of 2005. Yay, me, and ongoing yays to Penguin Australia for giving my books a home in my adopted country.
Yay also to my fellow shortlistees! (Having trouble with the Queensland site right now. Will have to explore this when I get back from CA.)
3. Pluto = toast.
Yeah, that’s right. I knew that 12-planet thang was gonna fall apart. (In fact, I had dinner with reknowned sf writer Samuel R. Delany the other night, and was glad to hear that he was anti-Pluto as well.)
So goodbye Pluto, and thanks for all the ice.
I’m out the door to California to conventionize and talk to the screenwriter who’s working on Peeps and The Last Days movie(s). More on that later.
Ciao for now.