Ok, this may be the best morning ever.
First off, Patrick Hester interviewed me for the SF Signal podcast. (Not a repeat from Orbit’s podcast.)
And then I got reviewed in the AV Club. (B+, the same grade as David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King)
“And for the first half of the book, it seems Abraham is perfectly content to coast on such clichés. Then slowly, cumulatively, almost magically, The Dragon’s Path does something unexpected: It gets really damn good.”
“…as the story progresses, it becomes obvious what Abraham’s up to: In order to juggle so many characters, events, and races of unfamiliar humanoids (no easy elves here), he’s hoping to err on the side of clarity. Which he does, brilliantly. As the plotlines take root and braid together, his stereotypes shed their stock skins and start taking big, deep breaths. Abraham’s dialogue starts to pop, all while retaining a subtle economy that communicates far more than the words being spoken.”
Oh good day, very good day.
[ED: *And* the podcast with io9.com is out too. I believe I have achieved saturation.]