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andres cohen
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 07:54 pm:   

Hey Lucius:can you tell us about your future publications for 2007?
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 01:03 pm:   

softspoken by NS

Two novellas -- Stars Seen Through Stone in F&SF and Dead Money in Asimovs.

My nonfiction book on Central America in late 2007
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Bruce Chrumka
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 01:45 pm:   

Hi Lucius,

Congrats on 'Aztechs'. Will we see 'The Iron Shore' from PS Publishing next year or later? Thanks.
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Jay Todd Steneker
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 10:41 pm:   

Don't you have a story upcoming is Postscripts as well, or has that already appeared.

By the way any news on that Playboy story.
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 12:47 pm:   

Yep, do have a rtory in PS.....

No word on the playby story, but they had a lot of inventory when I sold it to them. Next year, I assume.
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 01:48 pm:   

Yeah, Bruce. The story collection is comomg midyear, though it's not called The Iron Shore.
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Bruce Chrumka
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 02:22 pm:   

Gah! Not 'The Iron Shore'?!

Well, I'll buy it anyways. :0)

I'm thinking the story in PS is 'Dinner at Baldasarros'...
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 04:01 pm:   

Yes, that;s it. The Iron Shore will be a novella book.....
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Bruce Chrumka
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 04:07 pm:   

Thanks, Lucius.
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 04:16 pm:   

http://www.salle101.org/pages/shepard.html

interview with French radio
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Lucius
Posted on Friday, December 01, 2006 - 11:06 am:   

More on the Playboy story. They haven't scheduled it as off my visit to ny. but they've done a few layouts for the art so I'm hopeful it'll be soon. It's called The Company He Keeps. Sort of a Hollywood story set in Guatemala.
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Bruce Chrumka
Posted on Friday, December 01, 2006 - 03:46 pm:   

I see your next collection from PS is now called 'Dagger Key and Other Stories'. Is that title piece a novella [I presume] set in Florida?
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Lucius
Posted on Friday, December 01, 2006 - 03:54 pm:   

Nope. it's set on an island just off the Chinchorro Bank off the coast of Belize.
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Lucius
Posted on Friday, December 01, 2006 - 03:56 pm:   

How did you find out that's what it was called?
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Kelly Christopher Shaw
Posted on Friday, December 01, 2006 - 04:26 pm:   

Lucius, I saw the title, too. It was listed on Locus' forthcoming books list with a release date for next August.
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Bruce Chrumka
Posted on Friday, December 01, 2006 - 04:28 pm:   

That would be it...it's not on the PS website just yet.

Thanks.
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Lucius
Posted on Friday, December 01, 2006 - 04:44 pm:   

Oh, OK....

Thanks, guys.
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, December 02, 2006 - 09:30 am:   

Further about Dagger Key--Nick and Pete say they're going to try and have copies available for Readercon, where I'm guest of honor.
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Bruce Chrumka
Posted on Saturday, December 02, 2006 - 11:45 am:   

Far out! I see you'll be one of the GoH in Massaschusetts next July. Anything you can add about a ToC??
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, December 02, 2006 - 11:55 am:   

I'll post a TOC tonight. It's not as strong a collection as Trujillo, I don't think, because I was sick and didn't finish the stories I'd intended, but the next one will be stronger.
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Bruce Chrumka
Posted on Saturday, December 02, 2006 - 12:55 pm:   

Very cool. At the risk of sounding like a complete cheerleader, damn few collections are as powerful as 'Trujillo'. Thanks once again.
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, December 02, 2006 - 02:18 pm:   

Thanks, Bruce...
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PM
Posted on Saturday, December 02, 2006 - 06:07 pm:   

Absolutely nothing wrong with cheerleaders...with ginzu knives :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, December 02, 2006 - 06:22 pm:   

Absolutely nothing wrong with a rutting gnu, for that matter.
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PM
Posted on Saturday, December 02, 2006 - 06:40 pm:   

When cheerleaders with ginzu knives come together with rutting/rotting gnus one views a weird mess.

Regardless of mass peals or appeals one anticipates Dagger Key's content.
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, December 02, 2006 - 10:24 pm:   

TOC for Dagger Key


Dagger Key
Dead Money
The Lepidopterist
Liar's House
Emerald Street Expansions
Dinner at Baldassaro's
Limbo
Stars Seen Through Stone
Abimagique (rewritten)
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Bruce Chrumka
Posted on Saturday, December 02, 2006 - 11:53 pm:   

Lucius, it looks like a killer line-up. I do have to say I thought 'Abimagique' was splendid...if needing a 50,000 word expansion into a novel! :0)

Thanks again for posting the ToC.
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2006 - 06:40 am:   

Thanks, Bruce...

Well, Abi got a 2000 word expansion....
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Kelly Christopher Shaw
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2006 - 09:29 am:   

Yeah, thanks for the TOC. Really looking forward to this collection, too, especially the expanded "Abimagique."
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2006 - 09:35 am:   

The next will be better.

I didn't really change much about Abi, just added in a dream sequence, cleaned it up, clarified some stuff. Hope you like it.

There will also be story notes, something i usually don't like to do, but Nick prevailed upon me. I think the notes will only be in the expensive version.
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PM
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2006 - 10:18 am:   

"The next will be better."

It would be bold if the publisher would put that in the book.

We'll hold you to it.

Having said that still looking forward to this collection. Abi sounds better already. Sounds as though this is the only work appearing elsewhere in this collection getting a reworking. (thank you staggering sentence)

I enjoy story notes so at least one person will be happy :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2006 - 10:29 am:   

Did some work on Limbo, too.
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ben peek
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2006 - 04:06 pm:   

yeah, i dig story notes too. so i'm all good for seeing them there.
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2006 - 04:39 pm:   

Well, you got 'em. :-)

Writing them, I'm becoming a believer.
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ben peek
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2006 - 04:51 pm:   

i'm a serious fan of them, myself. done right, i reckon they become this sort of web that brings everything in the book together, no matter the content. it creates a sense of intimacy, too, which i always like seeing with collections. who knows why?
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2006 - 04:58 pm:   

I guess that's true. but I'm kinda of formal guy in print. :-)

We;ll see how they work out.
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ben peek
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2006 - 05:09 pm:   

yep, guess we will. i always thought your intros to books were pretty cool--and not too formal--so i don't imagine these'll present much of a prob.
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2006 - 05:15 pm:   

Naw, I'm just kidding. The real problem is that I don't really know what to say about some of them.
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ben peek
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2006 - 05:22 pm:   

lie :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2006 - 05:24 pm:   

Which?

But, yeah, for sure. :-)
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Mike McLatchey
Posted on Monday, December 04, 2006 - 12:32 pm:   

Great to hear about the collection, looking forward to it.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, December 04, 2006 - 12:33 pm:   

Gracias. Mike...
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PM
Posted on Monday, December 04, 2006 - 12:36 pm:   

Well, Lucius now that you've been identified as being like Dante surely this can be used to advantage while working on those difficult intros...

Not to mention the requisite blurb :-)
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Mike McLatchey
Posted on Monday, December 04, 2006 - 12:48 pm:   

I kind of like the idea of Shepard's Inferno. I'm wondering who Satan would be chewing on.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, December 04, 2006 - 12:49 pm:   

"...better than a pizza pie..."

Dante
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, December 04, 2006 - 12:50 pm:   

Probably an ex... :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, December 10, 2006 - 04:43 pm:   

"The Lepidopterist" from Salon Fantastique chosen for Hartwell's Best of the Year.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 06:06 am:   

That's Year's Best Fantasy.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 08:19 am:   

Yayyyy!
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 08:26 am:   

Yahoo. :-)
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ben peek
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 01:33 pm:   

sweet :-)
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Mike McLatchey
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 02:10 pm:   

Congrats. That was fast, the book only came out what a couple of months ago? Still haven't had a chance to get into it yet...
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PM
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 04:17 pm:   

Perhaps "The Lepidopterist" will make all of the fantasy BOTY anthos...
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 04:27 pm:   

Doubtful.
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PM
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 05:54 pm:   

"Doubtful."

If it comes it comes.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 06:13 pm:   

True.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 09:36 am:   

How's you know what coming?
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 09:43 am:   

21,750 and counting.
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PM
Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 10:32 am:   

Go novella go! :-)
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 03:51 pm:   

excellent!
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Bruce Chrumka
Posted on Sunday, December 17, 2006 - 08:38 am:   

Something for Subterranean, perhaps? Very cool!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, December 17, 2006 - 09:04 am:   

For the issue of Subterranean I'm guest editing.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, December 17, 2006 - 09:29 pm:   

And Lucius finished it. I've started a new thread for the issue in my own topic.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2006 - 09:17 am:   

Free at last, free at last!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2006 - 10:11 am:   

Until the next one!!!! You done good, kiddo. Thank you for your speedy, excellent work.
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PM
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 05:16 pm:   

Any word on the release of the Christmas in Honduras book?
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 08:27 pm:   

It's about to be resold, so the publication will be delayed.
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Jean-Daniel Breque
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 09:26 pm:   

What do you mean about the "Christmas in Honduras" book? I just ordered it from amazon (they had a notice saying: "order it now, first come first served", or words to that effect).
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 10:07 pm:   

They shouldn't be doing that, Jean Daniel. My editor left the company, no one replaced him, the company is being absorbed by a conglomerate...it's a total mess. I'm sorry you ordered it. I'm rewriting the book now, including new material, because the book's been in limbo for a while and I'm getting out of that contract.
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ben peek
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 10:38 pm:   

yeah, i noticed the same the book on amazon a couple of weeks ago. sorry to hear about the mess, man.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 10:42 pm:   

No biggie. It'll get published by the right person. Thanks.
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Jean-Daniel Breque
Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 02:22 am:   

Heck, no trouble: I'll just cancel the order when it's practical to do so (I'll have to wait until they send the other books I asked for). It happened before, and amazon is no hassle in that regard.
And if you get to beef up the book and have it published by the right person, then more power top you, Lucius.
JD
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Jean-Daniel Breque
Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 02:26 am:   

Actually, I could cancel the order right now, and I did. So no hassle at all, except, of course, I'll have to wait longer for the book.
Speaking of waiting, any news of the Playboy story?
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PM
Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 04:33 am:   

Hopefully the Amazon posting will be corrected. The original release date was 2/28. Now it shows a delivery time of 4-6 weeks.

My guess is that the publisher hasn't contacted Amazon to correct the info. Hopefully the entire listing can be pulled.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 05:53 am:   

Great, JD. Glad it wasn't a problem. The listing hasn't been withdrawn because. probably, the publisher is a total dither.

When I sold the Playboy story a year ago, they had a large inventory -- that's all I can say. They have another story of mine under consideration, so I don't know. It's like bankng stories, but at 8K a pop, I'm willing to do that.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 08:35 am:   

You're lucky you got out BEFORE your book was published. I worry that Salon Fantastique is in limbo.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 08:41 am:   

I hate to say it, but it probably is. Sorry.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 08:50 pm:   

I just signed a contract for a career retrospective volume with subterranean press that will collect, anong other stuff, four or five uncollected stories. It'll be a big volume, around 250K.
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PM
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 08:56 pm:   

Cool!

TOC?
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 08:59 pm:   

Not yet. It's got to be sorted out, yet.
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PM
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 09:02 pm:   

Will this appear in '08?
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ben peek
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 09:04 pm:   

hey, sweet. that sounds cool. is someone editing it, or you doing it yourself?
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ben peek
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 09:05 pm:   

(er, story selection wise, that is for the editing--i note stuff like the vance book had editors, you know?)
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PM
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 09:11 pm:   

The Vance book made me very happy.

Perhaps that Datlow person will edit yours :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 09:12 pm:   

Yep, it will appear in 08.

And Bill Schaeffer and I will haggle over the stories.
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Jean-Daniel Breque
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 04:27 am:   

Great news! Now, you've to find a title. Always a tough job.
I see the April/May Asimov's is out--with "Dead Money" in it!
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PM
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 05:05 am:   

Title suggestions?

Fantastic Geographies
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 05:43 am:   

Thanks, JD...

Not bad, PM.

But I'm thinking Topless Coronor or maybe Heartbeat Boogaloo, or Six Ways From Sunday, or Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine....Actually, I like the last one.
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PM
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 05:57 am:   

Tit Fixation

Lucius, I think your suggestions work even better as story titles.

Heartbeat Boogaloo reminds me of Tom Wolfe.

Six Ways From Sunday -- too Bacony.

Weird Scenes -- a story title or even a collection title but I'm not so sure as a career retrospective.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 06:03 am:   

You don't think my career merits Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine? Oh, wait...maybe that's my life. :-)
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Kelly Christopher Shaw
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 06:08 am:   

"Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine" reminds me too much of a Jim Morrison lyric.
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PM
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 06:12 am:   

I'm just trying to mentally picture the cover art for Weird Scenes. Perhaps your mental imagery of such a cover differs from mine.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 06:44 am:   

Well, it is a Morrison lyric. What's wrong with that?

I don't really care what it's called. It can be called Favorite Recipes and I wouldn't mind. Or how about, I Thought I Heard Walter Cronkite Call My Name. Snausages! Little Latin Loop de Loop. Curse of the Hair Demon. Tall, Bald, and Off The Wall. The Laminated Stories. Griswold! Griswold! Come in, Griswold! Tale of the Blue Persimmon. See Rock City. No Direction Home. Me and Pie. Moronic. Worst Case Scenarios. Epsilon, Upchuck, and the Honeybee. The Possibilities Are Endless. Crimes of the Lower Intestine. Fun With Gerbils. Aim Low. Flotsam and Jetsons. Creme Velour Glace. Worst of the Last Motherfuckers. Christ Complex, Herpes Simplex. And my favorite, What Dogs Want.

Etc...

:-)
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Kelly Christopher Shaw
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 08:44 am:   

Sorry, I don't care much for Morrison lyrics. They strive too hard for meaning, without actually meaning anything. That's just me, though...
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Kelly Christopher Shaw
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 08:46 am:   

I don't mean to get caught up on the potential title. Whatever it's called, this promises to be something awesome.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 09:06 am:   

I kind of like the Weird Scenes line because it struck me as a great title for stories about America...which this won't be.

But anyway, I think Bill Schaeffer will call it what he wants...
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Bruce Chrumka
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 09:38 am:   

I'm holding out for 'Muchos Lucius'.

That's great news, indeed.
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PM
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 09:42 am:   

Bruce, LOL!

Lucius, hopefully you can use Weird Scenes somewhere.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 09:42 am:   

It's likely to be Demasiado Lucius.

Thanks. B.
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ben peek
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 02:47 pm:   

i like WHAT DOGS WANT :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 02:50 pm:   

It's my favorite. I tried to call a story I wrote for playboy What DOgs Want, and the editor changed the title. There's a lot of prejudice against dogs out there.
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ben peek
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 03:05 pm:   

i've always liked dogs, myself. it's cats i'm against--you call a story WHAT CATS WANT and i can assure you it's something i don't wanna read :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 03:06 pm:   

"Cats are vermin."

R. Rucker.

I concur.
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Jay Todd Steneker
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 09:56 pm:   

Although you meant it as a joke I kinda like the title no direction home, it seems somewhat fitting.

other title suggestions:

Walking Alone On A Desert Highway.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Why we're all going to hell.

By the way congrats on the book, I hear Subterranean pay pretty good money.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 10:24 pm:   

Thanks, Jay...


Lke I said, I think Schaeffer will come up with a title.

I thought of another one, though...

Hallelucius! ;)
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PM
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 10:28 pm:   

"Hallelucius! ;)"

I'm gonna go jump off a pier...
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 10:34 pm:   

I hope there's water where you live...

I thought of another title. It's long, but...



the hills are alive with...

THE SOUND OF LUCIUS

a joy to be heard for a thousand years...
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PM
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 10:47 pm:   

Don't hold back on us now :-)
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Jean-Daniel Breque
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 10:55 pm:   

"Travels in My Haunts"...
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Jean-Daniel Breque
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 01:33 am:   

Whatever the title, "The Arcevoalo" should be in it--I had to read it French since it's not in your other collections.
Oh, and "Radiant Green Star", too. My copy of Asimov's is getting tattered fast.
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ben peek
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 02:37 am:   

you could call it:

IF LUCIUS FALLS IN THE FORREST AND NO ONE IS AROUND TO HEAR DOES HE MAKE A SOUND (AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, WILL YOU BUY THIS BOOK?)

:-)
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 05:25 am:   

The Arcevoalo and Radiant Green Star will be in it.



As far as the title goes, Ben, Lucius won't care... :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 05:54 am:   

So far the TOC

R&R
The Man Who Painted...
Radiant Green Star
Only Partly Here
Barnacle Bill
Dead Money


Probable

Jack's Decline
Jailwise
The Arcevoalo
After Ildiko
the Glassblower's Dragon

Possible

SHades
Delta Sly Honey
Senor Volto
A Spanish Lesson

For the Limited Alone

Skull City


and there will be more.

Jack's Decline
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Mike McLatchey
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 08:13 am:   

Surfacing from the flu here to look at all the good news (Dagger Key cover looks wonderfully trippy). Really glad you're considering The Glassblower's Dragon for the anthology, it's one of my favorites of yours.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 08:19 am:   

Hey, Mike. Hope you're feeling all right. Yeah, the cover's great. You know I can't even recall much about TGD. i just want to include it because Schaeffer says wee need four or five uncollected stories and it's short. That much I remember.
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Mike McLatchey
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 08:27 am:   

Thanks Lucius, feel like I've turned a corner at least. Yeah GD is very short, I found it in one of the Nebula anthologies (#23 heh) and think it was 4-6 pages tops, but it felt like taking an uppercut emotionally. Another uncollected short I remember liking a lot was the one about the female kickboxer, but I can't remember the name through the flu-haze.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 08:32 am:   

Sparring Partner...though it's original title was What Dogs Want.
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Mike McLatchey
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 08:38 am:   

Ha! That would have been a great title for that.
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PM
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 08:41 am:   

Couldn't it be now if you wanted to change it back?
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Bruce Chrumka
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 08:45 am:   

One uncollected novella that would grace the retro has gotta be 'The Last Time'. It's long but would be a real treat for those who haven't read it. Copies start at $100.00 at abebooks.

'Romance of the Century' is a short, atypical uncollected piece I rather liked. Very different.

Maybe 'Pictures Made of Stone' or 'White Trains'?

'The Littleton Follies' is a fine essay. And just because it's friggin' hilarious, 'The Trouble with Harry'!
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 08:50 am:   

I don't think we're going to include any non-fiction. But I'll pass the other suggestions along, Bruce.
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Mike McLatchey
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 08:51 am:   

Good call on The Last Time. Even the British anthology it was in isn't particularly cheap anymore.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 09:00 am:   

I'll push for it...

Anyone have an electronic copy?
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Jean-Daniel Breque
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 11:25 am:   

Yeah, "The Last Time"--the first Shepard story I ever translated. Got a good review in L'HUMANITE, the Communist daily paper ;-)
Good thing I kept the Datlow book.
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Kelly Christopher Shaw
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 11:27 am:   

As happy as I am about the forthchoming Subterranean retrospective, all this discussion has got me wanting a "Complete Short Works of Lucius Shepard." It would have to be multi-volume, of course.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 11:35 am:   

There are several stores, Kelly, I wish had never been written. It gives me actual pain to contemplate them.

Yay, the communists like me! Or liked, anyway. :-)
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Alan frackelton
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 01:31 pm:   

Hi Lucius (and everybody else). Haven't posted on here before, although I've been keeping tabs on a lot of the threads; like Kelly who posted earler today I'm all giddy with the prospect of the Subterranean retrospective, so I thought I'd add a few suggestions of my own.

What about a couple of really really early stories - 'The Taylorsville Reconstruction' and 'The Storming of Anne Kinsale', or are they the stories that hurt too much to think about? I know 'The Storming..' has been reprinted at least twice, so I can't be the only person out there who liked it...

Also, I'd love to see 'White Trains' reprinted as amongst your best - I think it's probably the first piece of yours I ever read (or maybe the second; did it appear before or after 'Delta Sly Honey' in the first Datlow/Windling YBF?), and it's still right up there as one of my favourites.

In the meantime, looking forward to Softspoken and Dagger Key - '07 looks like another good year for Lucius Shepard fans.
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PM
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 01:43 pm:   

A non-fiction collection would be welcome...also another volume of movie reviews.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 01:46 pm:   

Hi, Allen...

Gardner Dozois once described "Annie" as the worst story I ever wrote--there are a few I dislike more, but it's been about twenty-two years since I looked at it. Maybe it's changed. :-)

White Trains is a possibility. I'm not sure when it appeared. I kinda like it.

Taylorsville...I don't know. It was actually written after Black Coral, but I don't think it's good work.

Thanks for the kind words.
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Bruce Chrumka
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 02:28 pm:   

'White Trains' rules...I didn't know it was also a term for rails of Peruvian marching powder. The bibliography claims it appeared in Night Cry, Spring 1987.

I thought 'The Etheric Transmitter' was a cool story, waaaay back when I read it.

Off topic, but I'd just read that Gardner Dozois and Dell have parted ways, announced yesterday, and his role as Contributing Editor at Asimov's is being phased out at the end of the month. That bites, big time.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 02:40 pm:   

I was all about PMP in '87. :-)

Another one I can't really recall.

Yeah. But then he quit the Editor job -- he must know what he's doing.
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PM
Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 06:29 am:   

Here's another unsolicited title suggestion:

Fantastic Geographies: Man and Woman
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 07:00 am:   

It's going to be called by th e name of one of the stories and other stores, Like The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule and other stories.
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Bruce Chrumka
Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 09:50 am:   

Not 'Whole Lotta Lucius'? :0)

Ah, well, can't always get what you want...
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 09:59 am:   

No, I can't either, but I don't really care what the title is and Schaeffer should have some idea of what's best commercially.

Tomorrow I'll announce a tentative TOC.
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PM
Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 10:03 am:   

Well we can create our own dustjackets and call it whatever we want :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 10:26 am:   

There you go. Feel free...
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PM
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 10:00 pm:   

to ask is the Honduras book set to be published in '07?
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 10:26 pm:   

No, I haven't even resold it yet.
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PM
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 10:39 pm:   

Hope it finds a new home soon.
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Glen Carr
Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 09:28 pm:   

So Lucius, when are you going to break down and write a short story about that eccentric mailman of yours that used to drive you crazy by reading such anti shepard stuff such as Brooks, Anthony, etc, you know the "Goodkind" of stuff. HA! To think you tried to put him in rehab by giving him a copy of Jaguar Hunter..... OK, so I liked it. I like most of the others you showed me too. That is saying a lot about a simple minded one such as I. BUT.... viva Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and all those others that I torture you with. Opera baby, loud and screeching! Wait till next time I give you a ride for provisions. Hi Lucius, just surfing around and eavesdropped here and thought I would needle you. See ya!
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 09:32 pm:   

Hey, Glen...Tchaikovsky? Isn't that the dude who had "special" sse change operation up in Tukwilla?
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Glen Carr
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 02:37 pm:   

Nah, he would not have wanted a change, he would have made an excellent couple with Leonard Bernstein though.
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Jonathan Laidlow
Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 03:57 am:   

I was wondering whether the separately published novellas like Lousiana Breakdown and Aztechs will be collected any time soon?
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 06:55 am:   

No plans, as yet. But it'll happen.
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Alan frackelton
Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 09:18 am:   

What I'd love to see is a lavishly illustrated collection of the Dragon Griaule stories. You could get a different artist to illustrate each story, plus add a new one (heck, or several) to make it extra tasty.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 09:57 am:   

That would be nice. I'm currently writing the last two stories, so maybe for a limited.
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Alan frackelton
Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 10:03 am:   

Either way, good to know there are two more tales in the works. :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 04:13 pm:   

Larissa Miusov, a novellette set in Hollywood, will be in the antho, Eclipse, which will be out this fall from Nightshade.
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PM
Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 04:43 pm:   

That's edited by Strahan.

And you're in the July F&SF.

Now if you could just do Analog before the end of the year :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 02:28 pm:   

Sold Chinandega to George Mann of Solaris for The Solaris Book of New fantasy...includes Hal Duncan, Tim Pratt, Conrad Williams, etc. To be published in Dec.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 02:29 pm:   

it's a novellette
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Bruce Chrumka
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 03:29 pm:   

Very cool. Any news you'd care to share on 'The Wild North King', Hallowe'en Town' or 'The Iron Shore'?
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PM
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 03:36 pm:   

No one can say that Lucius isn't puttin' out in '07!
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 03:43 pm:   

They're still in process. Hope I can finish by the end of the year.

I'm promisicuous this year.
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Bruce Chrumka
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 04:11 pm:   

Promiscuous, indeed! I count:

Dead Money
Stars Seen Through Stone
Dinner at Baldasarro's
Dagger Key
Larissa Miusov
Chinandega

Softspoken

Dagger Key and Other Stories

& 'With Christmas in Honduras' in the can! Probably missing a few too...

Thanks.
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PM
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 04:18 pm:   

The Vacancy
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Bruce Chrumka
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 05:07 pm:   

Vacancy: Right you are.
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PM
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 08:26 pm:   

While I recognize that it's beyond your power (this is more a wish than anything) it would be great if the Christmas in Honduras book would be removed from Amazon.

Not only is it listed but from time to time it pops up as a recommended purchase.

I would hate for someone to fall unintentionally victim.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 07:01 am:   

I wish with you.
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Bruce Chrumka
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 07:34 am:   

Hmmm, I see 'Inferno' will be released in December so one more stab at a 2007 list:

Dead Money
Stars Seen Through Stone
Vacancy
The Ease With Which We Freed the Beast
Dinner at Baldasarro's
Dagger Key
Larissa Miusov
Chinandega

Softspoken

Dagger Key and Other Stories

& with luck:

The Company He Keeps
With Christmas in Honduras
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Kelly Christopher Shaw
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 09:16 am:   

What is The Company He Keeps. A short novel?
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 09:57 am:   

The Company He Keeps is the short novelette I sold to Playboy a year ago but haven't printed yet. About Hollywood.
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Kelly Christopher Shaw
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 10:37 am:   

Cool! Thanks.
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Bruce Chrumka
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 10:02 am:   

I'd read a while back that LS was writing a follow-up to 'The Golden' set in Borneo and featuring to a degree the debacle ago that was Bre-X. The local paper - the Calgary Herald - just finished a five part recap of the greatest gold mining scam in history: 40,000 investors were fleeced out of $3 billion and no one has ever been indicted. If you recall, the key guy was the chief geologist in charge of salting the claim and he, or someone else, leaped, or was shoved, out of a helicopter. They could only identify the body by it's Rolex. His suicide note declared that he was tired of living with hepatitis. Hmmmmm.

Fascinating reading! It'll be interesting to see how it scans in the novel.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 01:46 pm:   

I've had to modify the Bre-x thing a lot, but it's in there.
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PM
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 05:30 pm:   

Hope it has a snow leopard.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 07:31 pm:   

It's set in South Carolina. What are the odds?
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PM
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 07:42 pm:   

Wasn't Softspoken set in SC?

I thought it was going to be in Borneo.

Obviously I don't know which direction it's taking :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 08:30 pm:   

South Carolina now.

Yes, softspoken was set in sc.
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Kelly Christopher Shaw
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 06:24 am:   

FYI, shocklines.com, a genre-specific book retailer that I like a lot, has the following books up for pre-order: Dagger Key (PS), The Iron Shore novella (PS), and the Best of Shepard (Subterranean).

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