Which is to say another excerpt is up at Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist. I also got email from your friends and mine at Orbit. They’ve got the actual book back from the printers. While the ARCs for it are lovely, I’m looking forward to having the actual book in my hands. There are other excerpts up here and here.
And, in unrelated news, congratulations are due to my alter ego, MLN Hanover. Her first short story — Hurt Me — has been picked for inclusion in Paula Guran’s Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2011. It’s a blast to see my pseudonym up there with folks like Peter Watts and Joe Lansdale. I expect the anthology will be a thoroughly disturbing read, and all the better for that. And if you just can’t wait to read it, Hurt Me is still up as a podcastle episode with its own discussion thread.
I have to say, the response to that particular story has been fascinating. I can’t talk about too many details without including massive spoilers, but the story I wrote appears to be the story about half the people who pick it up read. I wouldn’t have thought this one was a Rorschach test, but I guess everything is.