I’ve been blogging about Extras sort of non-stop lately, and have been thinking it’s time to talk about some other series.
Luckily, this new cover treatment came in the mail today from my pals at Atom Books:
Very splashy, huh? The colors (or colours, as this is the UK edition) are actually better than this, which is just a photo taken on my floor. An electronic version has been requested!
It’s more like the Aussie covers than the US ones. See?
And speaking of which, the Australian The Last Days is out now!
In more parasite news:
One of my librarian pals at TLA told me about these parasite plush toys. Squeezable. (Thanks, Kerry!)
Boingboing just blogged Who Is Sick?, a site that allows you to post your illnesses for amateur epidemiologists to track. Sort of a GoogleMaps for symptoms. (Warning: site runs slowly.)
This is a post from Carl Zimmer’s blog about “Corydceps, a parasitic fungus that drives its insect host up a plant before growing a spike out of its head.” With video! You may remember that Zimmer’s book Parasite Rex is the inspiration for my novel Peeps.
And here’s a very amusing and fictional Powerpoint presentation for Peter Watts’ book Blindsight, a novel with a very Peeps-like scientific explanation for vampirism. It’s available here in PDF for free!
Anyway, I’m not sure when TLD comes out in the UK, but the US version of the The Last Days is available here.
*Sunday in Australia.