The Bujold Nexus

December 2007

Subject: (news-chat) Miles in Love in Print
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007

Hi all --

And Happy New Year's Eve! -- or New Years, for some.

My 'eve gift was two cartons of Miles in Love -- shipped straight from the printer -- which is a $14 trade paperback. The cover actually looks quite classy. With the two novels, the novella, and a new Afterword, it makes for a hefty volume and, I hope, a pretty good value.

What I'd been watching eagerly for was the galleys of The Sharing Knife, Vol. 3: Passage, which were supposed to have arrived Saturday morning but still haven't shown. Delayed in dispatching or transit, I suppose. Can't pursue it till Wednesday, now. I'll just have to find another project for New Year's Day. I have a copy of The Elegant Universe from the library, a stack of other books, and a home office due for its annual shoveling-out, so I won't lack for options.

Tonight: pizza, wine, and DVDs with a couple of close friends, very low-key, which is just about my definition of an ideal party.

And better still, my right ear functions again. Like Miles, I now have a prosthetic bone transplant. I have back about 80%, a trifle muddy when listening to music tho' that may yet clear out some more, but just fine for conversation, which had become a strain in monaural. Hooray for 21st Century surgery!

Ta, L.

Subject: (news) Bujold PLA visit March 2008
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007

Hiya --

This appearance isn't open to the public, but there are enough librarians on the list that it might be of interest anyway: I will be a guest panelist at the Public Library Association Twelfth National Conference (which runs from March 25-29) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the Convention Center. I will be on a panel titled "Catch a Northern Star: Minnesota Authors Who Speak To Teens", presently scheduled for Friday, March 28, 2008 at 8:30 AM.

Which is normally about the time I'd be getting up, but hey, for librarians I'm willing to go the extra mile.

Ta, Lois.

Subject: (News) Blackstone picks up TSK3 & TSK4
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007

Hiya --

I am pleased to report that Blackstone Audiobooks has picked up the audio rights for The Sharing Knife, Vol. 3: Passage and The Sharing Knife, Vol. 4: Wide Green World (or whatever it ends up subtitled). Since I just signed the contract, I have no guesses yet how long it will take them to get through production. (Not to mention #4 hasn't even gone through the final edit yet.) But I'm delighted Blackstone is now carrying so much of my list, both back and front. for what they have on offer so far.

Ta, Lois.

Subject: (chat) Ohioana photos up
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2007

I see the Ohioana Library has a collection of photos from their 2007 awards weekend up on their website now, here --

I'm sorry there aren't more general shots to give an idea of what the inside of the building looks like, a converted manufacturing plant. Lotsa room and a wonderful industrial-strength concrete floor beneath the carpeting to support lots of bookshelves.

Ta, L.

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