11 May, 2010

It's News To Me #6

Summer's so close I can taste it, if only the weather would cooperate. Hope it's already looking nice in your neck of the woods. I just found out my copy of Return of the Crimson Guard [US] [UK] is finally on it's way (it was on back-order) so things are already looking up for me.

I know I haven't given any updates on the baby front in a while, so if you didn't already know, the wifey and I are having a boy on or around July 15. He's been healthy so far and we just found out he's measuring pretty dang big...in fact, he's just under 5 pounds when the average is around 3 pounds at this point. His head is measuring off the charts in fact. He's only 7 months along.

So... I guess that means he's gonna be a smarty, which obviously means he takes after his dad (okay, we all know who he really takes after).

Cover Art

Le Frrench, zey do eet agane. Love this cover art (and sorry to alienate all the French readers and Alec). :) This is Neal Asher's Shadow of the Scorpion [US] [UK], which I've had my eye on lately. It's a stand-alone as far as I've heard and until someone corrects me and a prequel to the Agent Cormac books. Thanks Speculative Book Review for the heads up.


Iron Man opened this last weekend and somehow it's number one, who'd've thunk? Still looks great and I'm hearing that it's about as good as the first. Let me know if you've already seen it.

Now welcome to one of the greatest videos I've ever seen. I promise it gets funnier the more times you watch it.


I can only imagine the thick skin you have to have to be a writer, let alone a writer who uses the internet frequently. No matter how great a novel you have, if you look hard enough you can always find a negative review. Then again, it comes with the business right?

Mark Charan Newton (author of Nights of Villjamur [US] [UK] and City of Ruin) discusses an interesting article on whether an author can survive the internet.
The poor darlings. It must be terribly difficult for writers of Literature to finally have to answer to readers now, in addition to critics who may or may not go to the same dinner parties.


New book blogs pop up all the time, but how many of those are from Norway? A big welcome to Ole A. Imsen (aka Weirdmage) of Weirdmage's Reviews.

May's a big month for our former colleague EdiFanob who's celebrating his 19th wedding anniversary (and earlier this month, his wife's birthday). Congrats to you guys and may you have many more. Plus he's also looking at some really cool books (or book).

Looking Forward

I'm almost done with the first in the Autumn Rain Trilogy, The Mirrored Heavens [US] [UK], and I'm already looking forward to The Machinery of Light [US] due out May 25 in the US. Review will be up shortly (for MH not MoL). Here's an extract at Pat's Fantasy Hotlist.

And that's the news...at least to me.


ediFanoB said...

Good to read that everything is fine with your wife and the boy.

The birth will be the beginning of a big change in your life.

Thank you for congratulations.

I'm 100 pages in BURNING SKIES, the second book in the Autumn Rain trilogy.

Bryce L. said...

@ediFanoB - Oh man, it's gonna be crazy come July. :)

How you liking Burning Skies so far? On par with Mirrored Heavens?

ediFanoB said...

I'm sure you and your wife will cope well with the new situation.

Burning Skies is on par with Mirrored Heaven. Lot of action and twists and turns. Like it :)

Simcha said...

Wow, that's so exciting! Only two more months to go until you become a father! I hope your wife is doing well. The last two months always feel to me like they will never end...Though eventually they do and you get a wonderful little baby that you get to take home with you and play with :)

Bryce L. said...

@ediFanoB - Good to hear, I just finished Mirrored Heavens last night. Some good surprises at the end there.

@Simcha - We're pretty excited to say the least. Aubrey's been put on semi-bed rest which is almost impossible for her since she's so active. I still can't believe how big he already is. :)