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John Klima
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 06:52 am:   

So Alex, what else can we expect from you this year? Is the Sub Press collection going to come out?

JK
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Gwenda B.
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 07:35 am:   

If Alex doesn't respond for a day or two, does that mean we can decide what he does this year?

Hmm...

I'd like a novel about poker, magicians and madames please.
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John Klima
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 07:58 am:   

I want a website that smells like cat food.
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Alex
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 01:42 pm:   

The collection is supposed to come out this year, but I'm not sure exactly when.

Next summer another novel, currently in drastic final revisions.

In between some game work and such. Also stories in Polyphony 2, Trampoline, Alchemy, and F&SF.

Once that's all done, a novel about poker, magicians, and madames who smell like cat food.
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Gwenda B.
Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 06:30 am:   

Yay!
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JV
Posted on Saturday, June 14, 2003 - 08:59 am:   

Alex:

I just read and very much enjoyed your story in Trampoline.

Best,

Jeff V.
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Alex
Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 - 09:33 am:   

Jeff--Thanks! But...? How did you get a copy? Are you reviewing it?

That story is kind of a study for a novel I wrote a couple of years ago called CHICKENBUS. One of these days when I'm real in-demand, someone will consent to publish it.
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JeffV
Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 - 12:42 pm:   

Alex:

Actually, I just ordered it...and it appeared in my mailbox. Did I get it early? Perhaps Gavin's using finished copies as review copies, since he did know even though I was paying for it that I might review it. And, yes, I hope to.

Re Chickenbus--too weird for a commercial publisher? Until later in your career? I assume you like Chickenbus, though?

JeffV
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John Klima
Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 - 01:20 pm:   

***WARNING ABBREVIATIONS AHEAD!!***

JV:

If CB is like the rest of "GDBM" I wait for the day when it sees print. (albeit not as fervently as AI)

Saw AI read "G..." at KGB many moons ago. Even though I liked the story when I read it, it was infinitely more entertaining hearing AI give life to all the characters.

AI:

I, too, have a copy of TRAMPOLINE at home. It came in the mail with MR's chapbook, and a copy of "SWTII?" all of which I had ordered from Mssrs. SBP.

Don't mean to blow up GG's spot if he sent some out early....

JK
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Mastadge
Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 - 03:23 pm:   

Heh. You haven't seen abbreviations until you've been on a Star Wars message board. :-)
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t.
Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 - 04:42 pm:   

Hey, Alex, mind if I talk about Chickenbus a bit? Tough. Try and stop me.

Having had the opportunity to read the book early on, I can say this much about it: far, far too much bus, but nowhere near enough chicken. 'Nuff said.

In all seriousness, the book will be well worth the (hopefully brief) wait until it sees publication.
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Alex
Posted on Monday, June 30, 2003 - 04:10 pm:   

t.: I'll be adding chicken, don't you worry.

Jeff: Chickenbus is kind of a tweener, not demonstrably genre fiction but certainly readable that way. So the few editors who have seen it so far were spooked off.

It's getting a serious reading now, I think, so I can always hope.

Now I'm going back over this post to see what I could have abbreviated...
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Maureen McHugh
Posted on Monday, June 30, 2003 - 06:31 pm:   

Alex,

Good to spend the week with you. (GTSWWY as we abbreviators say.) And looking forward to what you do with the story. I'd like to say that I'm working hard on my revision, but I'm not. Mostly I'm cooking and eating food that isn't made out of turkey.
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Alex
Posted on Tuesday, July 01, 2003 - 08:24 pm:   

Hi Maureen,

Likewise, both on the enjoyable company and on the revision slacking. I just finished my book for Del Rey--on time!--so now I'm taking a couple of days off until I start to suffer deadline anxiety again.
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S. Hamm
Posted on Tuesday, July 01, 2003 - 11:31 pm:   

Jesus. Get back to work, you slugabed!
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John Klima
Posted on Monday, July 14, 2003 - 08:10 am:   

Glad to see you and the family at Readercon this last weekend. I had fun watching the little tykes run back and forth through reception while Grandma tried to keep them together! <g>

JK
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Alex
Posted on Monday, July 14, 2003 - 01:54 pm:   

Yeah, that's always fun to watch when you don't have to participate. I took them to the hardware store this morning, and I don't think they want me to come back there any more.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, July 14, 2003 - 03:59 pm:   

I missed the kids. Nuts!
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Alex
Posted on Monday, July 14, 2003 - 05:00 pm:   

You'll see them at World Fantasy, I bet. They're uncivilized little monkeys, but man are they cool.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, July 14, 2003 - 05:16 pm:   

I think they have a special room for "Uncivilized Little Monkeys" at WFC. I think it's the Cthulu room.

WC Fields...
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Maureen McHugh
Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 04:45 pm:   

Alex,

Your name has come up at Clarion East--you have some fans. And Charley Finley came by and he talked about you, too. Seems as if there is a bit of Irvine in the air in Michigan.

Maureen
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Alex
Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 11:21 pm:   

My miasma doth waft all the way to East Lansing? The timing sure is funny; I just flew to Michigan today, and am writing this in Ypsilanti. Makes a guy wonder...

If Charlie's still around, Maureen, tell him I said hi. Heck, tell everybody I said hi.

My kids are dying to premiere their Yog-Sothoth costumers at WFC.
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Maureen McHugh
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 - 10:07 am:   

Of course, Alex, I can tell you from experience, that having your writing loved by a bunch of poverty dtricken writers is not always the best career move...

Charlie had to head home on Monday, alas. Why are you in Ypsilanti?
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Alex
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 - 11:22 am:   

Most of my family is in this area. I grew up in Ypsi, and now we bring the kids back on a kind of Reproduction Victory Tour twice a year or so.
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Rick Bowes
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 - 02:00 pm:   

If the award Best Children By A First Novelist existed, Irvine would win the damn thing along with all the others.

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