August 15th, 2011



OH MY GOD. I don’t want to say who until there’s actual art produced for fear of jinxing it, but the likely cover artist for the Old Races collection “Baba Yaga’s Daughter” (due out in 2012 from Subterranean Press) is the artist I have ALWAYS wanted to see illustrate the Old Races! SQUEEEEEEE!

Finished reading A PRINCESS OF MARS last night. That was a pretty much thoroughly enjoyable book, even if I’m bemused at some of the stylistic differences between today and a hundred years ago (o.O). A lot of lingering description over the wonders of Mars, but a major fight–one that would have been recounted at some length today–is relegated to essentially “And my friend dispatched the bad guy handily.” Also totally off-screen, the much-built-up reunion between a parent and child who have never known each other. But overall highly enjoyable. I must download more of them.

There’s a meme going around. I might as well play:

If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.– Alfred Hitchcock, 1899 – 1980

If I wrote Cinderella, what would you immediately be looking for?

(x-posted from the essential kit)